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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings meet at The Metrodome.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 8-4 SU, 6-5-1 ATS
Minnesota: 6-6 SU, 4-7-1 ATS

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Chicago home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 16
Minnesota at St. Louis, Sunday, December 16