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Covering is a Rarity for Bears at Soldier Field

Soldier Field is the setting for the bright lights of Monday Night Football in Week 8, as the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) and Chicago Bears (1-6) will do battle with the eyes of the nation upon them.

Shark Bites
  • The Vikings are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Bears.
  • The Bears are 1-5 ATS in their last six games at home.
  • The Vikings are 1-7 SU and ATS in their last eight games on Monday.

The NFC North rivals have a penchant for participating in a lot of low-scoring games, which has UNDER bettors laughing all the way to the bank. In the last five clashes between the Vikes and Bears, the UNDER is 4-1.

The Windy City hasn’t been kind to Minny in recent years, as the Vikings are a paltry 1-7 SU in their last eight in Chicago.

That doesn’t mean Chicago is a lock to cover the spread, though. The Bears have had all kinds of issues cashing spread tickets at home, going 1-5 ATS in their previous six in front of the Chicago faithful.

Books initially set the Bears as 5-point home dogs with a total of 41.

Jay Cutler, who’s missed Chicago’s last four games with a thumb injury, has been cleared to play in the contest. The 33-year-old completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 373 yards, one touchdown and one interception in two games this season.

The Vikings traveled to Philadelphia with a perfect 5-0 record and left with their tail between their legs. Minnesota got thumped 21-10 in Philly in Week 7, and Sam Bradford played like he was on the Eagles again. The signal-caller completed 58.8 percent of his passes with one touchdown, one interception and a season-low 71.6 quarterback rating in the setback.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Chicago Bears pegged as 4-point underdogs in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 41.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 25-18 result in favor of the Vikings on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bears sport a record of 1-6 and 1-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Minnesota Vikings sit at 5-1 and 5-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-4-1 for the Bears and 2-4 for the Vikings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 29 (Chicago Bears) and the No. 1 (Minnesota Vikings) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 15.86 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 14 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 261.43 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 197.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 90 yards per game. The Chicago Bears, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Vikings were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-10 score against Philadelphia.

In their last game, the Bears were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 26-10 score against Green Bay.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, November 6th
Chicago at Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 13th