Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Bears (7-8) at Minnesota Vikings (10-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Vikings +3.5 -- Over/Under: 36
The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings meet Sunday in NFL week 17 action at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Chicago Bears look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bears have lost three of their last four road games. Mitch Trubisky is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,931 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Chase Daniel and Trubisky have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller have combined for 1,727 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 70 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 86.7 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 776 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 18.6 points and 325.7 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 101 tackles, Khalil Mack has 8.5 sacks and Kyle Fuller has three interceptions.
The Minnesota Vikings look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Vikings have won five of their last six home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 3,603 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 24 games. Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook have combined for 1,649 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Adam Thielen has 30 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 130.6 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 18.8 points and 341.9 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 110 tackles, Danielle Hunter has 14.5 sacks and Anthony Harris has six interceptions.
The Bears are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NFC North, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Vikings are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games as a home underdog, 6-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 home games. The under is 7-2 in Bears last 9 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Vikings last 7 games overall. The home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Minnesota Vikings are likely going to rest all of their key players, which is why this line has shifted drastically in the direction of the Bears. I don't care who is playing, I'm not laying chalk with a Chicago Bears team that can't do anything offensively. Trubisky seems to get worse each week and can't make simple reads no matter what defense he's going up against. I'll take my chances with the free points fading the Bears.