Bears vs Vikings Picks & Predictions (NFL Week 15)

Peter N
December 17, 2020
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Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Odds Picks Predictions

The Chicago Bears will battle the Minnesota Vikings in this NFC North Division showdown. The Bears are still in the race for the last wild card spot and they just had their best offensive game of the season. The Vikings are also still in the race for the last wild card spot and they have won two of their last three games. Who will win this game? Read our Bears vs Vikings picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Chicago vs Minnesota?

Date: Sunday, Dec. 20

Location: U.S Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Coverage: FOX

Bears vs Vikings Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: CHI: (+160) I MIN: (-170)

Spread: CHI: +3.5 (-115) I MIN: -3 (-124)

Total: Over: 47 (-108) I Under: 47 (-102)

Betting Preview

Chicago is third in the NFC North Division, 6-7 overall, and 6-7 ATS. The Bears are 26th in the NFL power rankings and Mitchell Trubisky is actually playing above average football. Chicago is 14th in scoring and fourth in points allowed. This team has a below average offense and they struggle with yards per play. They score around 22 points per game. The defense is average and they rank 15th in passing yards. They give up around 22 points per game. The Bears just ended their six game losing streak and the offense looked legit for once.

Last week, Chicago beat Houston 36-7. The Bears led 30 to 7 at halftime and the defense put up zeroes in the second half. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky went 24 of 33, for 267 yards, and 3 touchdowns. The key guys came through, the yards per play was solid, and the defense picked up a few turnovers.

Minnesota is second in the NFC North Division, 6-7 overall, and 6-7 ATS. The Vikings are 17th in the NFL power rankings and the rushing game has been doing well. Minnesota is sixth in scoring and 14th in points allowed. This team has a slightly above average offense and they rank fifth in rushing yards. They score around 26 points per game. The defense is below average and they give up around 27 points per game.

This team has been in a lot of close games, but last week they lost to Tampa Bay 26-14. Minnesota was playing catch up football and they also missed three field goals. Quarterback Kirk Cousins went 24 of 37, for 225 yards, and 1 touchdown. They did well on fourth downs, but they need to protect their quarterback and capitalize on time of possession.

Head to Head

This will be the 120th all-time meeting between the Bears and Vikings. Minnesota leads the series with a 61-56-2 record. In the last ten games, the series is tied at five games apiece and the Bears are 6-4 ATS. The over/under is 4-6. The Vikings score around 20 points and the Bears are at 17. Minnesota has the edge in all the key areas. Chicago has won four of the last five meetings against Minnesota.

Our Bears vs Vikings Picks & Predictions

Both of these teams are in a tight race for the final wild card spot and they just happen to be division rivals. The Bears are the better defensive team, but the Vikings have the edge at qb. It will be a fun head to head matchup between rushers David Montgomery and Dalvin Cook. Chicago has been good at yards per play and picking up turnovers. Minnesota will clean up their production and try to do better with taking advantage of time of possession. For the most part, this game will be a field goal and defensive theme, something that the Bears are good at. Chicago wins 23-20 and cover the spread.

Author Peter N