The Chicago Bears travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Kickoff for this week 12 game is set for 8:15 PM ET and will be televised on ABC. This week’s NFC North clash features the Vikings as 3.5 point home favorites. Can they secure a win at home and cover the spread?
CHICAGO BEARS VS MINNESOTA VIKINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Bears +3.5
This game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium at 8:15 ET on Monday, November 27th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 21-19 in favor of the Vikings.
- Our projections have Justin Fields finishing with 156.412 passing yards on 14.724/24.704 passing.
- The Vikings are projected to finish with 327 yards of offense compared to the 306 yards for the Bears.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
Through 11 games, the Bears are 3-8. In the NFC-North standings, they are in 4th place which puts them 14th in the NFC. When it comes to the spread, the Bears have a 4-5-2 record. Heading into week 12, their scoring margin is at -5.1 (per game).
Regarding their offense, the Bears have an average 20.9 points per game, which places them 18th in the NFL. Chicago’s passing offense, heading into this week’s game, holds the 25th ranking in passing yards. In terms of attempts, they are 26th with an average of 29.8 passes per game.
Chicago comes in with an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 31.6 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 4th in the league.
When it comes to defense, the Bears have given up 245.9 passing yards and 79.5 rushing yards per game. In terms of sacks, Chicago ranks 22nd among other defenses. Coming into week 12, they have allowed 26 points per game and 325.5 yards.
Will Minnesota Win at Home?
The Vikings come into their matchup against the Bears with a 6-5 record. In the NFC-North, they are 2nd and 7th in NFC overall standings. So far this season, the Vikings are above .500 vs. the spread at 7-3-1. Their average scoring margin this season is +2.1.
On offense, the Vikings are averaging 23 points per game, putting them 11th in the NFL. Coming into this week’s game Minnesota’s passing game is ranked 3rd in passing yards. Additionally, they are positioned 5th in pass attempts, with an average of 37.9 passes per game.
Looking at their ground game, the Vikings have been carrying the ball an average of 24.3 times per game and are 27th in rushing yards. They have an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt.
Defensively, the Vikings come into the game allowing an average of 226.6 passing yards per game and 94.0 rushing yards. When it comes to sacks, Minnesota ranks 10th among other defenses. Overall, they are giving up 20.9 points on 320.6 yards.