Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - 10/9/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Vikings (3-1) vs Chicago Bears (2-2)

Game Info: Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -7.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bears will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5 of the NFL regular season on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Chicago Bears are 2-2 this season after they lost to the Giants by a score of 20-12 in Week 4. Chicago moved the ball fairly well and gained over 300 yards of total offense, but settled for four field goals in the loss. The Chicago offense is averaging 16 points per game with 97.5 passing yards per game and 177.3 rushing yards per game. Justin Fields has thrown for 471 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also rushing for 147 yards and one touchdown for the Bears this season. Khalil Herbert has rushed for 317 yards and three scores, while Darnell Mooney has caught 8 passes for 121 yards for Chicago. The Chicago defense is giving up 19.3 points per game and 351.8 yards per game.

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-1 this season after they defeated New Orleans by a score of 28-25 in their last game. Minnesota was able to survive a back and forth final quarter and won on a 47-yard field goal with 24 seconds remaining. The Minnesota offense is averaging 21.5 points per game with 246 passing yards per game and 98 rushing yards per game. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1,031 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Vikings this season. Dalvin Cook has rushed for 279 yards and one touchdown, while Justin Jefferson has caught 28 passes for 393 yards and two scores for Minnesota. The Minnesota defense is allowing 20 points per game and 394.5 yards per game.

Chicago is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 games against the NFC. Minnesota is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Week 5 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 October games. The over is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last 6 home games. Chicago is 1-4 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Minnesota has played well this season, but has also been fairly lucky to beat the Lions and the Saints in their last two games. Chicago has struggled offensively, but their defense has played well. I think the Minnesota defense has some issues that Chicago could exploit, so I am going to take the over.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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