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Chicago Looks For First Road Win Of Season

The Chicago Bears are 0-7 SU and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games on the road. The Bears will try to earn their first road win of the season on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Bears' last 6 games against the Vikings.
  • The Vikings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
  • The Vikings are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last 9 games at home after losing their most recent home game.

Matt Barkley threw two touchdown passes and went over 300 passing yards for the second straight game last week against Washington. But he also racked up more interceptions, following up a three-interception day against Green Bay with five interceptions in a 41-21 loss to the Redskins. Chicago is 5-1 ATS over its last six games.

Aaron Rodgers torched Minnesota’s defense in what was a must-win game for the Vikings against Green Bay last Saturday, with the 38-25 loss knocking Minnesota out of the playoff hunt. The Vikes have been free-falling since the end of October with a 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS record in their last 10 games, completely wiping out the momentum of a 5-0 SU and ATS start to the year.

The Vikings are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four home games against Chicago. Minnesota won 38-17 in its last home game against the Bears.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Vikings were listed as -6.5-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 40.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 26-19 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota battles the Chicago Bears, currently with a 3-12 mark (7-8 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 6-9 for the Vikings and 6-8-1 for the Bears. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Chicago injuries news.

The game pits the Minnesota Vikings, currently No. 26 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Chicago Bears, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 19.27 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 24.07 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 239.07 yards per game, more than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 223.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Chicago Bears own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.14 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Barkley handled the Redskins defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 323 yards and 2 scores, but Chicago still lost to Washington 41-21.

Sam Bradford beat the Packers secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Vikings lost to Green Bay 38-25 at Lambeau Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home

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