Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 30, 2008
NFL Betting Preview
Chicago Bears (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (6-5)
Sunday, 8:15 pm Eastern – NBC
SBG Global Opening Line: Vikings – 3.5 , Total 42
The top spot in the NFC North is on the line Sunday night as the Chicago Bears visit the Minnesota Vikings. Both teams won last week to move a game in front of the Green Bay Packers. The game may be more critical to the Vikings considering the remaining schedule for each team. The Bears have three of their four remaining games at home and all look winnable against Jacksonville, New Orleans and Green Bay. Their one remaining road game is also winnable at Houston. The Vikings have a much tougher slate although next week’s game against Detroit looks like a win. Minnesota finishes at Arizona, home against Atlanta and home against the Giants. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Vikings at Home.
This could be an offensive shootout on Sunday night. The Vikings have Adrian Peterson leading their offense and a suddenly efficient passing attack with Gus Frerotte. The Bears can also run the ball effectively with Matt Forte and Kyle Orton is capable of making big plays. The Bears outscored the Vikings in their earlier meeting this season 48-41. The Bears are averaging 316.4 yards per game and Minnesota is averaging 321.4 yards per game.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 13. The Bears are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a win. The Bears are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
The Vikings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Vikings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC North. The home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Vikings – 3.5 , Total 42
The Under is 7-0 in the Bears last 7 road games. The Under is 5-2 in the Bears last 7 games overall. The Over is 26-11-1 in the Bears last 38 vs. the NFC. The Over is 5-1 in the Vikings last 6 games in November. The Over is 4-1 in the Vikings last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Vikes 2 out of 5 units
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