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Chicago Bears Visit the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17 Battle – Betting Odds and Pick

Chicago Bears


Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:00 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium

The 5-10 Chicago Bears will be looking to halt a four-game SU losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have lost three straight SU on the road, failing to cover by wide margins, and are 3-9 SU in their last 12 visits to Minnesota.

The 6-9 Vikings are 2-4 SU in their last six, coming off heartbreaking two-point losses to Miami and Detroit in their last two. But Minny has been a solid bet in recent weeks, going 8-1 ATS in their last nine, and are 2-0 SU and ATS in their last two when pegged as favorites.

Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at Bovada had the Minnesota Vikings as -7-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 44.5.

Computer Prediction: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 23-12 result in favor of the Vikings. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Minnesota Vikings are 10-5 ATS. Chicago is 8-7 against the over under total, while Minnesota is 6-9 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The Minnesota Vikings sit at No. 18 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Bears are at No. 31 on that chart.

How Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 20.8 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 28.6 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 202.93 yards per game, less than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 269.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Chicago Bears feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 102.86 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jimmy Clausen passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Lions, who won 20-14 on Sunday.

Minnesota is coming off a 37-35 setback against the Miami Dolphins, where Matt Asiata scampered for 2 TDs on Sunday.

Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds Trends

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

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