Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Preview
Minnesota Vikings (5-1):
Injuries to top running back Adrian Peterson and along the offensive line are stagnating Minnesota, which ranks 31st in total offense (299.2 yards) and 30th in rushing (74.3). Quarterback Sam Bradford had six touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first four starts but was picked off once and lost a pair of fumbles last week against his former team. One of his new favorite targets, wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, has 16 receptions and two touchdowns over the last three games but missed practice Thursday with a concussion. Still, the Vikings rely on a defense that is limiting foes to an NFL-low 14.0 points.
Team record: 5-1 SU,5-1 ATS
Minnesota is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
Chicago Bears (1-6):
Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm and third-stringer Matt Barkley appeared totally overmatched in last week’s 26-10 loss at Green Bay. While Fox denied the report by the Chicago Tribune, insisting there’s “absolutely no truth” to it, Cutler acknowledged: “He doesn’t have a choice, I guess, at this point.” The most pressing issue facing Fox and Cutler is how to jump-start an offense that is averaging a league-low 15.9 points per game and ranks 25th in the NFL in rush with an average of 87.9 yards. Chicago’s defense sits 20th in the league, permitting an average of 24.1 points per game.
Team record: 1-6 SU,1-6 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Chicago is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Vikings vs Bears: Date, Time, Odds
When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, October 31, 2016
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Vikings -4.5. O/U: 40.5
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Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Prediction
The Bears are getting back Jay Cutler at QB, which on the surface looks like it’ll help the offense. But Cutler has looked horrible this year and this Bears’ offense going up against an angry Vikings team coming off its first loss?
I think I can rely on is the Vikings’ defense to be a beast again.