5 Best NFL Predictions Against The Spread: Week 17

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5 Best NFL Predictions Against The Spread: Week 17

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5 Best NFL Predictions Against The Spread: Week 17

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1. Green Bay at Chicago

LINE: Green Bay -4
ATS PICK: 49.5
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Green Bay still needs to win this.

It could still be okay – Seattle has to lose – but it’s not going to want to take any chances. It’ll want to do it themselves to get a win and wrap up the 1 seed.

Meanwhile, it’s a win-and-get-in thing for Chicago. It can still get in with an Arizona loss, but the chance is right there to do this at home and do the impossible – beat Green Bay and get this team into the playoffs.

And that’s just what it is. Impossible.

Aaron Rodgers has a way of screwing up the Bears just when the need a game the most. He’ll be without OT David Bakhtiari who tore his ACL against Tennessee, and this is a different and stronger Chicago team than the one that turtled in the 41-25 Packer win just a few weeks ago, but …

The Bear winning streak is a mirage.

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It should be a four-game winning run but it collapsed against Detroit. Beating Houston, running on Minnesota, and taking out Jacksonville is really no big deal. The Bears have one good 20-19 win over Tampa Bay, and that’s it. The rest of the victories have come against the weak and the sad – Tampa Bay is the only team among the eight wins who’s going to the playoffs.

The Chicago line should be fine, but it’s a banged up group. More importantly, the Packers are playing way too well, Rodgers just doesn’t make mistakes – there’s one Green Bay turnover in the last five games – and again, it’s Aaron Rodgers vs. Chicago.

He’s about to wrap up the MVP.

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