The NFL’s 100th season will kick off tonight when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers for Thursday night football on NBC. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20p EST.
This year is different for sports bettors and anyone over the age of 18 wanting to bet on the Super Bowl or regular-season NFL games. For starters, several states have opened their doors to sports betting, some have even launched online sports betting apps. For residents of states that have not launched domestic sports betting they can travel to sports betting states or play online with trusted and legal offshore sportsbooks.
Bovada currently has the Bears favored by -3 on the spread for the kick-off game. The Bears also get a favorable money line at -165. When playing online you will also find tons of futures, props, and lines for each quarter or half at Bovada.
Last year the Bears and Packers met in week one for an epic battle on the gridiron. The game came down to the wire and Aaron Rodgers had to lead his team to victory in the fourth quarter. After outscoring the Bears 21-3 in the fourth the Packers walked away with the win and a final score of 24-23.
Later in the season, the Packers QB Rodgers and Coach Mike McCarthy had obvious disagreements on how the team should be coached that eventually lead to McCarthy’s firing. The Bears would get their payback in week 15 with a win over the Packers 24-17.
The Bears had a great season last year and many people were betting that they would make it all the way to the Super Bowl. They ended up in the playoffs but were put out in the wild card round against the Eagles.
Packers fans are trying to forget last year and are optimistic about their new coach and their new season. Matt LaFleur was introduced as the Packers new head coach at a press conference in January of 2019.