Free NFL Prediction: Vikings vs Bears
Week 8 NFL betting sees the Minnesota Vikings taking on the Chicago Bears on Sunday November 1 at the Soldier Field Chicago, IL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Minnesota Vikings (4-2) at Chicago Bears (2-4)
Date: Sunday November 1
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field Chicago, IL
ATS Betting Lines: Vikings -1
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 42.5
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The Vikings are not getting much press this season, but they are 4-2 and they have won 2 straight. Both of their losses have come on the road this season, but they are still a 1-point favorite in the Windy City this Sunday.
The Bears had won 2 straight games before a tough OT loss to the Lions in their last game where their offense was solid, but they gave up 37 points.
The Bears are coming off a bye week.
In their last games the Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 28-19 and the Bears lost to the Lions 37-34 in OT.
The Vikings are led by their 2nd year QB Teddy Bridgewater, who has been solid on the season and in the win over the Lions in their last game he passed for 316 yards with 2 TD and he was not picked off. He does not have a great WR corps, but Stefon Diggs has been surprise this season and Mike Wallace has nearly 300 receiving yards.
The Bears rank a legit 6th in the league in pass defense, but that is because most teams are running on them and their run D only ranks 20th.
The Bears will get a big dose of Adrian Peterson in this game and in the win over the Lions he rushed for 98 yards. He ranks 4th in the league in rushing yards.
In their loss to the Lions before their bye week they gave up 391 passing yards and 155 rushing yards.
The Bears have won 7 of their last 10 games against the Vikings.
Jay Cutler passed for 353 yards in the loss to the Lions, but only had 1 TD and he was picked off. In his previous 2 games, both Bears’ wins, he had 4 TD and only 1 INT.
It is key that he avoids the pick in this game, but he has WR Alshon Jeffrey back to give him another weapon on the outside.
Matt Forte does rank 6th in the league in rushing yards, but he has not rushed for 100+ yards since the season opener and in his last 4 games he has failed to average 4 yards per carry. In the loss to the Lions he rushed for 69 and only averaged 2.9 yards per rush.
The Vikings rank 7th in the league defending the pass and 6th defending the run.
NFL Betting Trends:
* Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
* Vikings are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
* Vikings have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
* Bears are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
* Bears are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 42.5
The Vikings have a solid defense and Bridgewater is playing well and they will take advantage of the Bears on both sides of the ball and win this game and cover even on the road.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 28 – Chicago 17
The Bears have covered the spread in 6 of their last 7 home games against he Vikings, but that trend will not continue this Sunday.
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