Minnesota Vikings (3-1) hope for a successful tie at the US Bank Stadium, where they welcome the Chicago Bears (2-2) in an exciting divisional match-up on Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings top the NFC North division after 4 games while the Chicago Bears are two spots behind in third. For the Minnesota Vikings, they simply need to win. Considering how big a favorite they are, home supporters will be outraged to miss out on a home win at the US Bank Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 28-25 across the pond in London last weekend, leaving the hosts 4-6 in their past 10 games overall and 3-2 in the last 5 at home.
While the offense hasn’t exactly set the world alight, the Minnesota Vikings make up for it in defense. They’ve allowed 20.0 points on average from 4 games this season.
Chicago Bears Form
While a 20-12 defeat to the New York Giants last week was disappointing, the Chicago Bears are still looking good with a 7-3 record from their last 10 games. They are 2-3 in the last 5 on the road.
The offense may have the second-lowest points average at 16.0, but a thriving defense has kept the Chicago Bears strong. They have only allowed 19.3 points in their 4 games this season.
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears H2H
The Minnesota Vikings claimed a strong 31-17 win, when they were last faced with the Chicago Bears. This encounter took place at the US Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings have shared the spoils with the Chicago Bears, as they both collected 5 wins from their last 10 meetings, making this a tough match to call.
In their past 10 meetings, Minnesota Vikings pulled off 19.2 points on average per game, whereas Chicago Bears scored 18.5 points per match.
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Standings
Just a single win is all that lies between the two teams. The Chicago Bears will desperately want to seize this opportunity to move level with the Minnesota Vikings. The hosts, however, have a perfect 2-0 record against NFC North teams and at home this season.
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Betting
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Minnesota Vikings.
In the space of 10 months, the Minnesota Vikings have beaten the Chicago Bears twice both home and away. They also went 6-2 S/U against NFC North teams last season, which was much better than the 2-5 record posted by the Chicago Bears, and are already 2-0 in divisional matchups this year. I’m taking the Minnesota Vikings (-345) for the outright win here.
Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears covered the spread only 3 times in the last 10 games between them.
Minnesota Vikings failed to cover the spread in the last 3 times they enter the playing field. They are 4-6 ATS at home and 2-8 ATS overall from their last 10 games. In contrast, the Chicago Bears are 3-7 ATS on the road and 6-4 ATS overall from the same number of games.
It’s a tough call to here, but the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears’ last few games have been tight, so I’m backing the Chicago Bears (+7.50) to cover the spread in this one.
There was an average of 37.7 points scored in the previous 10 clashes between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.
The total has gone under in 5 of the Minnesota Vikings’ last 6 games. Meanwhile, the total has only gone over in 4 of the last 10 home games for the Minnesota Vikings. They are 5-5 in the last 10 home and away games combined in total points scored.
The total score went under in the last 2 games Chicago Bears played on the road. Also worth mentioning is the fact that exactly half the previous 10 away games for the Chicago Bears went over. All in all, they are 4-6 over/under in their last 10 games, whether home or away. Bet the under (-110) here.