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Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Odds
The Chicago Bears are a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Minnesota Vikings and will try to extend that streak this Sunday when they host the Vikings at Soldier Field. Jay Cutler is expected to return in that game after missing Monday night's game with a concussion.
The total has gone OVER in four of Minnesota's last five games and in five of Chicago's last seven. The Bears are 10-1 SU and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games against the Vikings.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 6-rated Bears and the No. 18-rated Vikings in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 30-24 win for the Bears on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 24.9 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 22.1 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 176.6 yards per game, less than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 229.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 129.2 yards per game. Chicago, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
The Vikings were a 34-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lions. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit was unable to contain Adrian Peterson in its last action Sunday and the result was a 34-24 Week 10 loss against the Vikings.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 32-7 result against the 49ers on November 19. The Bears failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 39 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 2-8
Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 4-6
A few Vikings at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Chicago is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota at Green Bay, Sunday, December 2
Chicago home to Seattle, Sunday, December 2