The “Unhealthy Information Bears” have misplaced seven of their final eight video games heading right into a Monday evening matchup towards the Minnesota Vikings. Will Monday Night Football carry extra dangerous information for the Bears, or will Chicago put up a battle and threaten to derail the playoff hopes of their NFC North rival? The Vikings sit at 6-7, proper within the thick of the NFC playoff race.
The Vikings, who’re simply 2-5 on the street this season, will face off with their division foe twice within the subsequent three weeks. In Week 15, Justin Fields and the Bears will play host to Dalvin Cook dinner and the Vikings, trying to snap a four-game residence shedding streak.
Minnesota, along with making a playoff push, will intention to additional reward bettors by enhancing its 4-3 towards the unfold (ATS) mark on the street. The Vikings, who’re 4-2 ATS over their final six video games, are 2-1 ATS when oddsmakers have listed them as favorites this season.
Get fantasy and betting evaluation in your inbox by signing up for the Winners Membership publication
The Bears, who’re 2-4 SU at Soldier Area in 2021, have additionally burned bettors with a 2-4 ATS mark over that span. Chicago, which is 1-7 SU over their final eight, has yielded a monetary windfall for bettors which have chosen to fade Matt Nagy: The Bears have produced an equivalent 1-7 ATS mark over that stretch.
Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has a 15-10-1 profession report towards the NFC North, has struggled immensely below the brilliant lights of Monday Night Football, profitable simply as soon as in 10 video games (1-9 SU).
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Betting Traits & Data
Unfold: Minnesota Vikings -6 (-110) | Chicago Bears +6 (-110)
Moneyline: Minnesota (-275) | Chicago (+225)
Complete: 44.5– Over (-110) | Beneath 44.5 (-110)
Public (Unfold) Betting Percentages: MIN 58% | CHI 42%
Recreation Data: Monday Dec. 20, 2021 8:15 p.m. | ET | ESPN
Editor’s Word – Odds are topic to alter
The road has risen considerably from its opening of Minnesota (6-7 SU; 7-6 ATS) as 3.5-point street favorites over Chicago (4-9 SU; 4-9 ATS) to a 6-point demand at SI Sportsbook. The overall, which opened at 44, has not witnessed any motion.
The Vikings head to Chicago trying to construct off final week’s 36-28 win over Pittsburgh with the ninth-best dashing offense (123.2. yards per sport) led by Dalvin Cook dinner, who has been sensational for fantasy managers over the past month, scoring 4 touchdowns. Within the victory over the Steelers, Cook dinner fell only one yard shy of his profession greatest output, dashing for 205 yards and two scores.
On the opposite aspect of the ball, Justin Fields will try to ignite the NFL’s worst passing assault (176.5 yards per sport) that has led to the fifth-worst scoring offense, averaging solely 17.8 factors per sport. Fields heads into the Monday evening matchup off the most effective sport of his rookie marketing campaign. Final week, the previous Ohio State standout threw for 224 yards and his solely a number of passing landing (2) effort of the season towards Inexperienced Bay.
Minnesota’s stable passing assault will doubtless be with out star wideout Adam Thielen (ankle), who has been slapped with the “questionable” tag. The Vikings passing sport will function Justin Jefferson and Ok.J. Osborn. Jefferson, who ranks second within the league in receiving yards (1,288) behind solely Cooper Kupp (1,489), has taken his sport to a different stage over the past 5 video games, averaging 131.2 yards per sport.
Chicago will lean on working again David Montgomery apart from the legs of Fields within the run sport. The third-year again has seen dominant RB1 quantity over the past three video games, averaging 98.6 whole yards. He’ll now face a Minnesota protection that has allowed the ninth-most factors to opposing working backs this season. Within the passing sport, count on robust goal shares for wideouts Darnell Mooney and Jakeem Grant after it was discovered that Allen Robinson will miss the sport after being positioned on the COVID-19 checklist.
The Bears have overwhelmed the Vikings in 5 of the final six conferences, but it surely is just too arduous to again Chicago, which has proven indicators of not giving most effort over the past eight weeks. There have been reviews that sure gamers are responsible of already waiting for the offseason. Lay the factors with a workforce that also has one thing to play for this season.
NOTE: Usually we now have participant proposition wagers, however as a result of COVID-19 outbreak sportsbooks will not be at present itemizing any markets at the time of this publishing.
BET: Minnesota -6 (-110)
SI BET REVIEW
2021 SI Betting Monday Night Football: 7-7 ATS / Props 14-11 +5.15 models
2021 SI Betting NFL Football General YTD: 41-34 ATS & Props +9.82 Items
2020 SI Betting NFL Football: 72-58-1 ATS (55%)
Frankie Taddeo is a profitable high-stakes fantasy soccer participant who created the first-ever DFS program ever provided in a Las Vegas sportsbook. Frankie is SI Betting’s Senior Analyst and gives his important expertise and assets within the sports activities betting scene. You possibly can observe Frankie on Twitter @Frankie_Fantasy for his newest betting and fantasy insights from Las Vegas.