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Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 15

By Squawka NFL

Published: 14:31, 16 December 2021

The Minnesota Vikings (6-7) visit the Chicago Bears (4-9) on Monday, December 20, 2021 in matchup between NFC North opponents at Soldier Field. Chicago is a 3.5-point underdog. The total is 44 points for this game.

Vikings vs Bears predictions

Squawka predictions for Vikings vs Bears
ATS Total Score prediction
Vikings (-3.5) Over (44) Vikings 27 Bears 21

Last three results

Vikings recent betting insights

  • Minnesota has covered the spread once, and is 1-2 overall, over its last three contests.
  • Minnesota’s past three contests have gone over the total.
  • The Vikings have averaged a total of 47.2 combined points in their last three games, 3.2 greater than this game’s total of 44.

Bears recent betting insights

  • Chicago has not covered the spread and is 1-2 overall over its past three contests.
  • Chicago has gone over the total twice in its past three contests.
  • The Bears total over the last three games is 1.3 points fewer than the 44 total given for this matchup.

Vikings vs Bears head-to-head

In the last five matchups between these two teams, Chicago has the edge with a 4-1 record over Minnesota. The Vikings and Bears have an even 1-1 record against the spread in those games with the two squads eclipsing the point total on one occasion. Chicago outscored Minnesota 107-81 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Vikings vs Bears betting odds

Vikings vs Bears betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Vikings -3.5 -110 -110 44 -110 -110

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Vikings vs Bears betting insights

Vikings trends

  • Minnesota has covered the spread seven times over 13 games with a set spread.
  • The Vikings are 1-3 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
  • Minnesota games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under eight times this season.
  • This year, the Vikings score just 1.0 more point per game (26.5) than the Bears surrender (25.5).
  • Minnesota is 7-2 against the spread and 5-4 overall in games when it records more than 25.5 points.
  • The Vikings collect 54.3 more yards per game (390.5) than the Bears allow per contest (336.2).
  • When Minnesota churns out over 336.2 yards, the team is 6-3 against the spread and 6-3 overall.

Bears trends

  • Chicago is 4-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 3.5-point underdogs or more, the Bears have an ATS record of only 2-8.
  • Chicago games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times out of 15 chances this year.
  • The Bears put up 17.8 points per game, 7.8 fewer than the Vikings give up (25.6).
  • Chicago is 1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall when the team scores more than 25.6 points.
  • The Bears collect 302.5 yards per game, 79.0 fewer yards than the 381.5 the Vikings give up.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Vikings and Bears
Vikings Stats Bears
277.2 Pass yards 200.2
274.2 Pass yards against 237.0
123.2 Rush yards 126.0
129.5 Rush yards against 120.0
+5 Turnover differential -11

 

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Player betting tips

Vikings top players

  • Kirk Cousins has 3,569 passing yards (274.5 per game) and a 66.9% completion percentage (319-for-477), throwing 27 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
  • Cousins has had a passing touchdown in all 13 games this season, with multiple passing TDs in 10 of them.
  • Dalvin Cook has taken 198 attempts for a team-leading 978 rushing yards (75.2 YPG) and six touchdowns. He’s also caught 28 passes for 219 yards .
  • Cook has rushed for at least one touchdown five times this season, including one game with multiple rushing TDs.
  • Justin Jefferson has been targeted 127 times and has 85 catches, leading his team with 1,288 yards (99.1 ypg) while scoring eight touchdowns.
  • In seven of 13 games this year, Jefferson has had a receiving touchdown (and one game with multiple touchdown catches).
Select player props for the Minnesota Vikings
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Kirk Cousins 272.5 (-114) 7.5 (-120)
Dalvin Cook 93.5 (-115) 24.5 (-115)
Justin Jefferson 0.5 (-140) 97.5 (-117)

Bears top players

  • Justin Fields has passed for 1,585 yards (133-of-231), with six touchdowns and 10 interceptions (121.9 yards per game). He’s also rushed 65 times for 385 yards and two touchdowns.
  • David Montgomery has racked up a team-high 608 rushing yards (67.6 per game) and scored four touchdowns. He has tacked on 26 catches for 193 yards .
  • Khalil Herbert has rushed for 392 yards on 95 carries (30.2 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground.
  • This season Darnell Mooney has 52 catches and leads the team with 740 yards (56.9 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Cole Kmet has been targeted 69 times, and contributed with 419 yards (on 43 catches).
  • Allen Robinson II has caught 32 passes on 56 targets for 353 yards and one touchdown.
Select player props for the Chicago Bears
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Justin Fields 209.5 (-113) 41.5 (-109)
David Montgomery 68.5 (-117) 20.5 (-120)
Darnell Mooney 1.5 (+106) 54.5 (-111)

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