Free NFL Prediction: Bears vs Vikings
Week 15 NFL betting sees the Chicago Bears taking on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday December 20 at the TCF Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Chicago Bears (5-8) at Minnesota Vikings (8-5)
Date: Sunday December 20
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN
ATS Betting Lines: Vikings -5.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF strong>
NFL Betting Total: 43
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The Vikings got off to a great start this season, but they have lost 2 of their last 3 games including their last 2. They are 1 game back of the Packers in the NFC north and still have to face them in Green Bay. Because of that and the fact they already lost to them at home they may need to get a Wild Card.
Minnesota is struggling, but their last 3 losses have come against the Packers, Seahawks, and Cardinals.
The Bears have not only lost 2 in a row, but both of those games were at home facing team with losing records.
Earlier this season in Chicago the Vikings beat the Bears 23-20.
In their last games the Vikings lost to the Arizona Cardinals 23-20 and the Bears lost to the Washington Redskins 24-21.
On the season the Vikings are 4-2 at home and the Bears are 4-2 on the road.
The Bears were eliminated from the playoffs in their last loss.
Jay Cutler had passed for 315 yards with 2 TD and 0 INT in the loss to the Redskins and he has a great WR in Alshon Jeffery, who has 282 receiving yards in his last 3 games.
Matt Forte has failed to rush for over 100 yards since the opening game of the season and in the loss to the Redskins he was held to only 45 yards.
It is key that the Bears do not get down early like they did in the Redskins’ game. They need to run the ball with Forte and not rely on Cutler. While Forte has not picked up big yards in the last few games he has averaged over 4 yards per carry in 3 of his last 4 games.
The Vikings rank 8th in the league defending the pass and 20th defending the run.
4 of the Bears 5 wins this season have come on the road.
Teddy Bridgewater had a solid game in the loss to the Cardinals passing for 335 yards and a TD, but a strip fumble late in the game sealed their doom. Stefon Diggs leads a less than stellar WR corps and will face a solid Chicago pass defense that ranks 2nd in the league.
While the Chicago pass D has been good this season the run defense has not ranking 26th in the league. That is not good with Adrian Peterson coming to town and lhe leads the league in rushing yards. However, he has struggled in the last 2 games with a total of 87 rushing yards.
The Bears have won 6 of their last 10 games facing the Vikings.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Bears are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Vikings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Vikings are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Vikings have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 43
The home team has covered the spread in 18 of the last 26 games between these 2 NFC North rivals and that trend will continue.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 27 – Chicago 21
The Vikings will improve their playoff chances with a home win this Sunday.
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