Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears - 9/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:25 PM (Soldier Field )
The Line: Chicago Bears -2 -- Over/Under: 38
The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in NFL action at Soldier Field.
The Minnesota Vikings look for their first road win to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Minnesota Vikings have lost four of their last five road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 502 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 12 games. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for 274 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dalvin Cook has nine receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 193.7 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 375 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 15.7 points and 327.3 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 21 tackles, Danielle Hunter has three sacks and Anthony Harris has two interceptions.
The Chicago Bears look for a third straight victory before packing their bags for London. The Chicago Bears have won five of their last six home games. Mitchell Trubisky is completing 65 percent of his passes for 579 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Trubisky has zero touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel have combined for 313 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 12 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 96.3 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 147 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 13 points and 313.7 yards per game. Danny Trevathan leads the Chicago Bears with 25 tackles, Khalil Mack has three sacks and Kyle Fuller has two interceptions.
The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in September and 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bears are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC North, 16-6-1 ATS in their last 23 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Vikings are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 meetings in Chicago and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Bears last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 games overall.
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games as an underdog. The Chicago Bears have covered seven of their last nine home games as a favorite. The Minnesota Vikings have shown they're not the same team outside of their fancy new dome, and I'm not thrilled to trust Cousins on the road against a feisty and aggressive defense. The Chicago Bears finally showed signs of life offensively in their last contest, and they become a very scary football team if Trubisky can make the same throws he made against Washington. A likely defensive battle and points hard to come by, I still lan toward the Bears and the small chalk.