Expert Final Thoughts - Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings team gathered around

Kevin Stott

Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:12 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 9:12 PM UTC

Monday Night Football is in Chicago to wrap week 8, but to see the grown-up Bears try to score a point or two against the resilient Minnesota Vikings who head into soldier Field coming off their first Loss of the season in Philadelphia. Let’s handicap the Vikings vs. Bears odds and offer up a Side and Totals NFL pick.


    Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

The poor Chicago Bears (1-6 SU/ATS, 111 PS-169 PA) open the historic doors of Soldier Field for Monday Night Football and the week 8 end-cap with Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings (5-1 SU/ATS, 129 PS-84 PA) paying their annual visit to the Windy City for a big NFC North clash...for them at least. Sportsbooks currently have the Vikings 4½-to 5-point favorites with the Total from 40½ to 41. The money Line odds see Minnesota down to -180 while the 1st Half odds see Minnesota as -3½ with the 1st Half Total set at 20½. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook advanced Line opened Minnesota up 5½-point chalks.



Monday Night Football Trends, A Plethora of Vikings vs. Bears Picks

Happy Halloween. Instead of Sugar, we have Information and Opinions to put in your bag. And hopefully four winning week 8 NFL picks from this matchup. The Monday Night Football Trends show the Vikings 0-4 ATS as Road Favorites with Totals 12-12 Away while Brian Hoyer and the always beat-up (Cutler, White) Bears are a woeful 4-11 ATS as MNF Home Favorites and 10-12 O/U at Soldier Field. The Vikings are 5-2 ATS the L7 and 10-3 ATS the L13 in Chitown in this series and the simple truths here are that Chicago catches the Vikings at the worst time, are a bad team (17-35 ATS L52 vs. NFC), have trouble scoring and are no bargain at Home (8-24-1 ATS L33 Home). So, the 4½ looks small. Very.

Minnesota is 7-1 ATS is L8 on Grass and still a mind-boggling 18-3 ATS its L21 overall, even after Week 7’s SU/ATS Loss to the Eagles. Chicago (L3) is 1-7 ATS in its L8 overall, 5-11 its L16 in October and Chicago is 7-16 the L23 games vs. the NFC North. The Under is 4-1 the L5 meetings, and expect this one to be low-scoring, especially with Vikings QB Bradford looking confused at Philadelphia and this team having more trouble scoring points than they’d like to admit (#32 in NFL, 1,795 Total Yards).



 Predicted Final Score: Vikings 24 Bears 10Free NFL Picks: Vikings 1st Half -3½ -115 at BetDSI, Vikings -4 at BetOnline, Vikings -180 at Sportsbetting, Under 40½ at BookMaker

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