Aaron Rodgers An Underdog Against Bears for First Time in Nearly a Decade

Dec 13, 2018 10:19 AM EST
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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

  • The Green Bay Packers are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears.
  • Aaron Rodgers has not been an underdog to the Bears since his rookie season.

There’s no denying that Aaron Rodgers is incredible. Not only is Rodgers already considered an all-time great quarterback, but the Packers’ signal-caller has also been a great friend to NFL bettors.

In his career (both regular and postseason games), Rodgers is 97-69-5 (58.4%) against the spread (ATS) according to our Bet Labs software.

Since Rodgers took over as Green Bay’s starter in 2008, only Tom Brady (+26.77 units) has been more profitable for bettors than Aaron’s +24.62 units.

The Packers quarterback has especially tortured the Chicago Bears, posting a 15-6 (71.4%) ATS record.

In addition, Green Bay has closed as a betting favorite over Chicago in 20 of those 21 games. The last time Rodgers was an underdog to the Bears was on Dec. 22, 2008 when Green Bay lost, 20-17, to Chicago, but covered the 4-point closing spread.

As of Thursday morning, the Bears are 6-point home favorites for Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Packers, meaning that Rodgers is likely to close as an underdog to Chicago for the first time in almost a decade and only the second time in his career.

Interestingly, Rodgers has been an underdog of six or more points only six times in his career, and he’s gone 4-2 ATS in those games.

The majority of bettors aren’t showing much confidence in Rodgers’ ability to cover this spread as 61% of spread tickets are laying the points with Chicago, according to The Action Network’s public betting data.

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