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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL Football Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks

This weekend will finally bring the 2018 NFL football betting season to a close. Naturally sportsbook betting fans are looking for some thrilling matchups to wager on. Without a doubt this Sunday’s Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings matchup qualifies as that and more. The Bears have already locked up their spot in the playoffs but Minnesota needs to win this weekend in order to assure they make the postseason. Given this narrative, what kind of matchup are the odds makers predicting?

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, December 30th  

When: 4:25 pm ET

Where: US Bank of Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bears +15 (-125) 40½ (-115)   +180
Vikings -4½ (-105) 40½ (-115) -215
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Chicago Bears

The Bears pounce into this Sunday’s contest sporting an 11-4 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC North. Having already clinched a spot in the playoffs, Chicago will be either resting their starters or vying for a 1st round Bye. Granted they’ll need a little bit of help but it’ll be interesting to see what they decide to do in the end. The numbers certainly favor them this weekend since Chicago is scoring 26.5 per game while Minnesota is averaging 23.3. Defensively Chicago is also better off as they’re giving up 18.2 per game this season while Minnesota is allotting 21.1.

Players to Watch: Mitchell Trubisky (3,060 passing yards, 24 TD, 12 INT), Jordan Howard (826 rushing yards, 7 TD, 2 F), and Allen Robinson (754 receiving yards, 4 TD, 55 REC).

Minnesota Vikings   

The Vikings rush into this Sunday’s contest flashing an 8-6-1 record. Considering that many NFL football betting fans had them pegged as a Super Bowl favorite this season, Minnesota has certainly failed to live up to their expectations. Nevertheless their fans would still be ecstatic if they managed to sneak into the postseason. Unfortunately Minnesota’s 2-2 record in their last 4 games isn’t helping them out too much. But at the same time, Minnesota does enter this Sunday’s contest riding a 2 game winning streak. If the franchise is able to build off that momentum, they might just have a shot at upsetting Chicago at home this Sunday.

Players to Watch: Kirk Cousins (4,166 passing yards, 29 TD, 10 INT), Dalvin Cook (576 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 F), and Adam Thielen (1,335 receiving yards, 9 TD, 110 REC).

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 14 games when playing Chicago
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chicago
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings matchup? All things considered, the Bears are your best bet here. They’ve had a better season, have already beaten Minnesota this season and still have something to play for this Sunday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 28-20 Chicago.