Public Likes Bears
Kickoff: 1:05 PM ET
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Chicago as a 3-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 68% of bettors favor the Bears –3 against the Minnesota.
Top Betting Trends:
CHICAGO is 2-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 2-2 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
This is always a physical matchup and last year’s game was a wild one as Adrian Peterson ran all over the Bears’ defense. Expect Chicago to be more prepared this year and look to exact a measure of revenge against Peterson and the Vikes. The Bears have played the run incredibly well this year and although their secondary is banged up, Minnesota hasn’t necessarily lit opponents up through the air. Gus Frerotte has made plays when he’s had to though, and Bernard Berrian is starting to show signs of why the Vikings paid so much in the offseason to acquire him for the Bears. If Chicago could play an entire four quarters, it should walk away with a win this Sunday. But the Bears have had issues closing opponents out this year, so be weary of making a play on them. We predict the Bears over the Vikings 23-20.
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Posted: 10/19/08 7:15AM