Vikings Vs. Bears – Sunday Night Football Betting Odds | Predictions
The top of the NFC North division will be at stake when the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears clash on Sunday Night Football in one of the biggest games in the NFL week 11. This divisional matchup will be played at the Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois this Sunday at 8:20 PM ET. The Bears are 2.5-point favorites at MyBookie.ag. The line opened with the home team as a 3-point favorite. The lowest it has been was at 2 points, and it seems like it has settled to 2.5-points.
The bettors thinking on grabbing Bears have to take advantage of this line knowing they will cash with a win by a field goal. Betting on Vikings? You might want to wait until the odds go back to 3-points and then take the points. 62% of the betting public is taking Minnesota with the points. The game total is at 45 points after it opened at 45.5. Our odds below are from Mybookie.ag Sportsbook. Deposit today for a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Predictions
Spread: Bears -2.5
Money line: Minnesota (+110) vs. Chicago (-130)
Game Total: 56.5
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
What’s the latest Vikings betting form to face the Bears?
The importance of this game goes without saying it. The Vikings are a half of a game behind the Bears at the top of the NFC North. If they want to take them down, this is a perfect time. After a shaky start of just one win in the first month, Minnesota has put things back in order. They have won four of their last five outings, only losing to the best team in football right now, the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings are coming off a bye week. Two weeks ago they took down another divisional opponent. They beat the Detroit Lions 24-9 while covering the spread as a 5-point favorite. It was the second time in the last two weeks Minnesota was the right pick for the bettors.
The win over Detroit was a great overall performance by the team. The defense sacked Matt Stafford 10 times, which is an insane number any stretch of the imagination. The offense was balanced, posting 128 rushing yards and 155 passing yards in the win. For this week against the Bears, the RB Dalvin Cook was finally listed as a full-go. Cook has been dealing with a hamstring injury the majority of the season. If Cook can stay healthy, then the Vikings offense will add another big-time weapon. It won’t be all about Kirk Cousins and the passing attack.
And talking about Cousins, he’s been good this season, but still can be a lot better. So far in 2018, he has thrown for 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions; although two of those five interceptions have come in the last two games. The numbers might not blow anybody away, but he’s doing it while receiving weak protection from a thin offensive line. What Minnesota changed from the first few weeks of the season is their defensive alignment. They were blowing up coverages and making uncharacteristic mistakes. Now they have the fourth-best total defense in the NFL while allowing 18.8 points per game in the last five games of the season.
What’s the latest Bears betting form to face the Vikings?
The Bears get to the NFL week 11 with three straight wins and six in the last eight games. They took advantage of the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit Lions. While beating those opponents is nothing to brag about, they were solid and impressive during the process. Chicago dismantled the Lions defense last week with a 34-22 win. They covered the spread as a touchdown favorite at home against a divisional opponent. Over their last three outings, they have been money covering the spread. In the last two, the OVER hit the table as well.
The Bears recent breakthrough is a combination of things. The success is not relegated to one unit, but both offense and defense. On the defensive side, they are the 3rd best total unit in the NFL. They also have the 4th best scoring defense in the NFL, allowing just 19.4 points per game. Part of their trademark, of course, is the defensive line. Chicago has recorded 30 sacks this season, which is the third most in the NFL. On offense new coach Matt Nagy has made the offense smooth and straightforward for second-year QB Mitch Trubisky. What Nagy had done is get creative, so the wideouts are wide open when Trubisky drops back to pass.
Mitch still is an inconsistent quarterback in my eyes, but throwing for 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions is good enough to keep on the winning side. Trubisky is coming off his best game of the season throwing for a career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions. Of course, Detroit’s defense is nowhere near as talented as the Vikings’.
The play for the SNF game between Vikings and Bears?
These two teams are pretty level, and that’s a recipe for the makings of a great game. The one thing it separates one side from the other is the lack of ability for the Vikings to protect Kirk Cousins. The reason Minnesota is not in the range of the Rams and the Saints when talking about the great teams in the NFC is due to their weak offensive line. Now, Khalil Mack and company will be at home on a Primetime game aiming for Cousins.
That just looks like a horrible matchup from start to finish. The oddsmakers at Mybookie.ag are only asking for the Bears to win by a field goal if we bet on them. Chicago is a solid team with an excellent opportunity to send a massive message to the rest of the NFL by winning this game on National television. Minnesota has only won three of their last 17 visits to Soldier Field. Bet the Bears -2.5.