Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Betting Odds & Game Analysis | NFL Week 15 Predictions

By Ed Winchester | December 13, 2021 8:40 PM

In a matchup of two division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings (6-7) will face off against the Chicago Bears (4-9). The Vikings are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -3.5). An over/under of 44 points has been set for the matchup.

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Today, we are looking at the NFL matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears in which the Vikings are currently the clear pick among bettors to cover the spread.

Vikings Vs. Bears Spread Betting Action

Vikings vs Bears Moneyline Action
Vikings Bears
Bet % 82% 18%
Stake % 87% 13%

Minnesota stats and betting info

Betting trends for Minnesota

  • Minnesota has a 7-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Vikings are 1-3 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
  • Minnesota games have gone over the point total in eight out of 13 opportunities (61.5%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 277.2 (3604) 7
Rush yards 123.2 (1601) 11
Points scored 26.5 (344) 9
Pass yards against 274.2 (3564) 28
Rush yards against 129.5 (1684) 27
Points allowed 25.6 (333) 25

Key players for Minnesota

  • Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,569 yards (274.5 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 66.9% of his passes and recording 27 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
  • Dalvin Cook has racked up 978 yards on 198 carries while finding paydirt six times. He’s also caught 28 passes for 219 yards (16.8 per game).
  • Wayne Gallman has been handed the ball 28 times this year and racked up 104 yards (8.7 per game).
  • Justin Jefferson has hauled in 85 receptions for 1,288 yards (99.1 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone eight times as a receiver.
  • Adam Thielen has hauled in 64 passes while averaging 52.8 yards per game and scoring 10 touchdowns.
  • K.J. Osborn has been the target of 63 passes and compiled 38 grabs for 495 yards, an average of 38.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.

Minnesota injuries

Vikings: Alexander Mattison: Questionable (Illness), Eric Kendricks: Out (Calf), Kyle Rudolph: Out (Foot)

Chicago stats and betting info

Betting trends for Chicago

  • Chicago is 4-9-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Bears are 2-7 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in five of Chicago’s 13 games with a set total.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 200.2 (2602) 32
Rush yards 126.0 (1638) 7
Points scored 17.8 (231) 28
Pass yards against 237.0 (3081) 10
Rush yards against 120.0 (1560) 24
Points allowed 25.5 (332) 24

Key players for Chicago

  • Justin Fields has thrown for 1,585 yards on 57.6% passing while tossing six touchdown passes with 10 interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 385 yards with two scores.
  • David Montgomery is his team’s leading rusher with 144 carries for 608 yards, or 46.8 per game. He’s found paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
  • Khalil Herbert has totaled 392 yards on 95 carries with one touchdown.
  • Darnell Mooney has registered 52 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 740 (56.9 yards per game). He’s been targeted 95 times and has and three touchdowns.
  • Cole Kmet has 43 receptions (on 69 targets) for a total of 419 yards (32.2 yards per game) this year.
  • Allen Robinson II has racked up 353 reciving yards (27.2 ypg) and one touchdown this season.

Chicago injuries

Bears: Deon Bush: Questionable (Foot), Jaylon Johnson: Questionable (Shoulder), Buster Skrine: Out (Concussion), Khalil Mack: Questionable (Shoulder), Jimmy Graham: Questionable (Hip), James Vaughters: Questionable (Knee)

Pick for Vikings vs. Bears

Betting split data from regulated betting sites paired with an in-depth statistical analysis favors the Vikings to cover the spread against the Bears.

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