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UNDERs Aplenty in Vikings Contests

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The NFC North rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears has lost a bit of its lustre compared to past years, but there’s never any shortage of bad blood when the two divisional foes face off and Week 8’s meeting between the two clubs shouldn’t be any different.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games at home in November.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Vikings' last six games as road favorites.
  • The home team is 6-0 SU in the last six games in this matchup.

Minnesota (4-2 SU, 5-1 ATS) has been a blessing for their backers this season, while Chicago (2-4 SU, 3-3 ATS) has looked much better as of late after a dreadful 0-3 start. The Bears are coming off the bye and will once again be heavily relying on starting quarterback Jay Cutler who seems to have fully recovered from a nagging hamstring injury that caused him to miss time in the early stages of the season.

As good of a bet as the Vikes have been against the spread, they have been equally as solid when it comes to going under totals. The UNDER has paid out in five out of the Vikings’ opening six contests this year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Chicago Bears in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week on the betting line at Bovada. As of Friday afternoon the line was even. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 42.5 for Sunday.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Bears to win this game on Sunday 24-19. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Chicago Bears have seen them go 2-4 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Vikings are at 4-2 and 5-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Minnesota Vikings are 1-4-1, while the Chicago Bears are 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Chicago Bears) and the No. 13 (Minnesota Vikings) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Bears No. 28-ranked offense (20 PPG) against a Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks No. 2 at 17 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 225.67 yards per game, less than the Vikings give up through the air (232.83 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 150.33 yards per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Minnesota's aerial attack generated 316 yards and the Vikings came away with a 28-19 victory over Detroit at Ford Field.

 

Jay Cutler led the way last time out for the Bears, connecting for 353 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 37-34 loss to the Bears at Ford Field.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 5-15-1 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to St. Louis, Sunday, November 8th
Chicago at San Diego, Monday, November 9th

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