Vikings home to Bears in NFL betting action
Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
The Chicago Bears are a perfect 6-0 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Minnesota Vikings and will look to make it 7-0 this Sunday when they visit the Vikings at the Metrodome. Chicago is 3-2 SU and ATS on the road this season.
Minnesota is 1-5-1 ATS over its last seven games. The total has gone OVER in four of Chicago's last six games and in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games at home.
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 40 at most shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 20 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bears are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bears will win this game 29-21.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 18-ranked offense (21.8 PPG) against a Bears defense that ranks No. 2 at 16.5 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 180.6 yards per game, less than the Bears give up through the air (216.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bears own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 97.4 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
The Bears were a 23-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of OVER bettors. Brandon Marshall was good for 165 receiving yards in the Bears's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 23-17 to the Bears.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 23-14 loser as they battled the Packers on the road. The Vikings failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Adrian Peterson ran through the Green Bay defense for 210 yards in Minnesota's last game, but the Vikings still lost a 23-14 decision at Lambeau Field.
Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 5-5
Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 2-8
A few Bears at Vikings trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games at home
Minnesota is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Chicago home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 16
Minnesota at St. Louis, Sunday, December 16