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Home Field Huge in Bears-Vikings Games

Teddy Bridgewater Vikings

Home field advantage is huge in the NFL, and it’s particularly important in divisional games. That’s certainly been the case between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, as the home side is 6-1 SU in the last six meetings between the NFC North rivals.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • The Vikings are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Bears' last five games after consecutive ATS losses.

Minny briefly held the top spot in the division before dropping two straight to the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals and will be looking to keep pace with the up and down Green Bay Packers who won in Week 14. The Bears are all but out of the postseason race after dropping three of their last four, which is yet again proving how disastrous the team’s 0-3 start was.

When the calendar hits December, the Bears have an ugly tendency of fading at the betting window. Chicago is 0-8 SU and 2-6 ATS in its last eight December games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Minnesota Vikings in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 43 for Sunday.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 24-21 result in favor of the Bears on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Chicago Bears have seen them go 5-8 and 7-6 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Vikings are at 8-5 and 10-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 2-9-2, while the Bears are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minnesota Vikings at No. 18 and the Chicago Bears at No. 11 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Vikings No. 26-ranked offense (19.85 PPG) against a Chicago Bears defense that ranks No. 18 at 24.15 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 189.69 yards per game, less than the Bears give up through the air (215.77 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chicago Bears feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 129.83 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jay Cutler handled the Redskins defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 315 yards and 2 scores, but Chicago still lost to Washington 24-21.

Teddy Bridgewater led the way last time out for the Vikings, connecting for 335 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 23-20 loss to the Vikings at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Chicago is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 27th
Minnesota home to New York, Sunday, December 27th

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