Free NFL Picks Week 8 - Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings coach giving out instructions

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:59 PM GMT

Minnesota Vikings look to bounce back at the expense of the hopeless Chicago Bears in Monday Night Football. By all accounts, they should. Here’s a betting breakdown for all major markets complete with SU, ATS and NFL picks.



Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears
Point Spread Value

Brian Hoyer breaks his arm. Lo and behold, Thumbelina is cleared to play. That’s Jay Cutler, for you. Hashtag thumbs up? Hashtag thumbs down? You decide. Ok enough of these sad puns. Whichever quarterback the Bears put under centre it’s just hard to see how it’s going to make a difference? If the Browns had at least a win to their name, NFL panels would put the Bears at the bottom of the power rankings. So bad are they from top to bottom. Vikings may be coming off a loss to the Eagles on the road, their first defeat of the season. Hard to see that would be enough for bettors to thumb their noses (it’s pun city) at Minnesota for their week 8 NFL picks!


Free NFL Picks: Vikings -5 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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The Survivor

As mentioned above, the Vikings are 5-1 SU underscored by a 7.5 winning margin and a + 6.3 differential versus the spread. The Bears are 1-6 SU with an 8.3 losing margin and a -5.3 differential versus the spread. Vikings may not be explosive on offense but not only are they tough to beat but it’s difficult to keep games close when the defense is nigh insurmountable. This could get ugly for Cutler and company. 

Free NFL Picks: Vikings -245

Best Line Offered: at The Greek

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Game Total

As mentioned above, the Vikings aren’t explosive. They win games by good old-fashioned grit and grind. For the Bears, it’s a case of failure to launch. Predictably, one of the lower totals is trading on the NFL odds board and, crucially, it would be surprising if this matchup actually cracked it.

Free NFL Picks: UNDER 41 (-110)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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