|2013 NFL NFC North Week 13 Odds & Over/Under Total: Bears vs. Vikings|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013 18:00|
Bears vs. Vikings Odds
Chicago is 6-5 overall, 2-3 on the road and 2-8-1 against the spread. Minnesota is 2-8 overall, 2-3 at home and 5-6 against the spread. The Bears have won seven of their last eight meetings with the Vikings.
Trends show that the Bears are 6-2 against the spread in the last 8 games in this series, but the home team has covered the spread in 16 of the last 22 games in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Vikings are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -1.5 points against the Bears. The over/under total for this game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the game as even. The spread quickly moved to Minnesota -1.5. The over/under total opened at 48.5 points and climbed to 49.5 before falling back to 49.
Chicago is coming off a 42-21 loss at St. Louis. The Bears are trying to stay in the hunt for the division while Jay Cutler is out with an injury. They are currently tied for the lead with the Lions, but lost both meetings with Detroit this year. Chicago is averaging 372.4 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense is giving up 376 yards per contest. Josh McCown has thrown for 1,106 yards and seven touchdowns in place of Cutler, while Matt Forte has 851 rushing yards and seven touchdowns this year. Brandon Marshall has added 74 receptions for 945 yards and nine touchdowns.
Minnesota is coming off a 26-26 tie at Green Bay last week. The Vikings are 1-1-1 over their last three games. The Minnesota offense is averaging 329.5 yards per game while the defense is allowing just over 400 yards per contest. The offense is being led by Adrian Peterson, who has rushed for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns. Christian Ponder has thrown for 1,608 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. The defense is being led by Chad Greenway, who has 95 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) and linebacker Erin Henderson (illness) are both questionable. Chicago tackle James Brown (illness) and nose tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bears, as Chicago is getting 66% of the wagers with odds of +1.5 points at Minnesota on Sunday.