Vikings vs. Bears Odds
The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears meet up in a NFC North rivalry tonight at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Vikings are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Bears. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 40.5 points. Minnesota has won three straight meetings with Chicago, and the Vikings are 5-2 against the spread in the last seven games in this series. These two have hit the under in four of their last five encounters.
The Vikings saw their perfect season come to an end last week in a 21-10 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia. Minnesota is now 5-1 on the year and 5-1 against the spread while going 4-2 with the under. The defense continued to play well in last week’s loss, allowing just 239 yards to the Eagles, but the offense really struggled, committing four turnovers while allowing six sacks. On the season, the offense is averaging just 21.5 points and 316 yards per game. Sam Bradford has thrown for 1,214 yards and seven touchdowns this year. He is down to a third-string RB for this game as Jerick McKinnon is out with an ankle injury. He is the leading rusher on the team right now with 217 yards. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up just an average of 14 points and 303.7 yards per game. They are holding opponents to just 81.7 rushing yards per game. The unit has 19 sacks, nine interceptions and seven fumble recoveries in the 2016 season.
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Chicago is coming off a 26-10 loss to the Packers back on Oct. 20 to fall to 1-6 on the season. They are also 1-6 against the spread while going 4-3 with the under. The Bears have had some issues on offense all season, averaging just 15.9 points per game, but the team must now go back to Jay Cutler at quarterback. Brian Hoyer had been playing, but suffered a broken arm in the loss to the Packers. Cutler has thrown for 373 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in 2016. He could be without some key receivers as Eddie Royal (toe) is doubtful to play while Cameron Meredith (shoulder) is questionable. Jeremy Langford could return in the backfield. He has missed a month of action with an ankle injury. Defensively, the Bears are giving up 24.1 points and 364.3 yards per game. The unit has created seven turnovers this year with 15 sacks.