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MNF: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings 12/20/21 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Vikings (6-7) vs. Chicago Bears (4-9)
December 20, 2021 8:15 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bears +3.5 / Minnesota Vikings -3.5; Over/Under: 44
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The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings clash in week 15 Monday Night Football NFL action at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Minnesota Vikings need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bears need a win after losing seven of their last eight games.

The Minnesota Vikings have lost five of their last seven road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,569 yards, 27 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen have combined for 1,974 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, while KJ Osborn has 38 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 123.2 yards per contest, and Calvin Cook leads the way with 978 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 25.6 points and 381.5 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 120 tackles, Danielle Hunter has 6 sacks and Xavier Woods has 2 interceptions.

The Chicago Bears have lost four straight home games. Justin Fields is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,585 yards, 6 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet have combined for 1,159 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Allen Robinson II has 32 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 126 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 608 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 25.5 points and 336.5 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 130 tackles, Robert Quinn has 14 sacks and Angelo Blackson has 1 interception.

The Vikings are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NFC. The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Vikings last 4 games overall. The under is 18-7 in Bears last 25 home games. The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Chicago and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

The Minnesota Vikings are the better team, they’ve showed flashes of competence here and there, and they have more to play for this late in the season. The Chicago Bears continue to pile up the losses and are led by a head coach who probably should have been fired weeks ago. This line is accurate, and the Vikings should win comfortably. However, nothing comes easy with the Vikings, and a loss here wouldn’t shock anybody. The Vikings let every game come down to the wire, and they’re on the losing side about 50 percent of the time. Even a 22-point fourth quarter lead over the Steelers last week wasn’t safe. I want no parts of the Vikings. It’s the Bears and points or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Chicago Bears +3.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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