Packers vs Bears Expert Predictions for Thursday Night Football Season Opener

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Football is back, and our first game is a real treat. The Green Bay Packers will take on the Chicago Bears, as the NFL kicks off its 100th season with one of the most storied rivalries in the sport. The Bears are currently 3-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on the game, it might be a good idea to take a look at some expert predictions from around the industry first.

Packers vs Bears Expert Predictions

Of the eight CBS experts who made a prediction on tonight's game, six are rolling with the Packers. That's a pretty sizable edge in Green Bay's favor, especially since Chicago is a 3-point favorite on its home turf.

However, the staff at ESPN is considerably more confident in the Bears, with six of the nine experts picking Chicago to win outright.

SB Nation
SB Nation is theoretically the tiebreaker, but the staff is split right down the middle. Five experts are picking Green Bay, and the other five are picking Chicago.

It looks like the experts are giving Green Bay a slight edge, as a total of 14 are picking the Packers, while 13 of the experts we highlighted are going with the Bears. Based on these predictions, this game could come down to the wire.

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