• Thursday, September 5, 2019

Las Vegas - Christmas Eve BABBEE for all of us on the betting beat as the NFL puts its ENORMOUS footprint on cash in/cash out for the sportsbooks, and, our bank accounts. The 100th season kicks off with a spectacular old school rivalry as the Bears (-3) host the Packers. Naturally, you can find, and we have found, trends that point to both sides of the equation. You like Chicago, why not, they closed out 2018 by covering nine of the last 11 games. You like Green Bay, why not. While the Cheeseheads have lost nine of the last 10 games on the road, the Pack have won, are you sitting, an amazing seven of the last eight in Chi-town. Are you dizzy yet? Last season, the Packers (-7.5) opened with a 24-23 win at home but the Bears covered the spread, while the total went Over the posted number of 45. In the second game, Da Bears (-6) picked up a 24-17 win in Chicago, squeezing out a cover, and the total, posted at 46.5, went Under. As always, we would caution a measured approach, and look at the NASTY Bears defense to keep Danica Patrick's boyfriend in check, and rock a W at Soldier Field.