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Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Free Pick

November 16, 2020
Foles and Bears take on Cousins and Vikes

Monday Night at a little after 8 pm EST the Bears will play host to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears appear to be crashing and burning while the Vikes appear to be on the rise. Minnesota has won their last two games and three of their last five while the Bears have lost their last three games in a row. The Bears just can’t seem to get going on offense.

It appears that the Bears are sticking with Nick Foles after deciding to bench Mitchell Trubisky for the former Super Bowl MVP. But even if they wanted to go back to Trubisky they don’t have that option. He is listed as inactive for week 10 because of a shoulder problem.

The Vikings offense seems to be hitting on all cylinders after coming off big wins against Detroit and Green Bay. Dalvin Cook has really exploded recently and Kirk Cousins and his favorite target Adam Thielen have heated up as well.

odds from BetUS

  • Minnesota -3.5
  • Total is 44 points
  • Moneyline is -180/+160

The bottom line when it comes to betting on this game depends whether you believe that the Bears offense will come alive and string together some sustained offense or not. The Bears offense has been notoriously impotent when it was needed most. What started as a very promising season for the Bears has fallen into disrepair. But when checking out the trend and facts below you may be tempted to take the Bears.

Her are some trends and facts worth note:

  • Minnesota ranks in the bottom four of the NFL in total defense
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
  • Chicago is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Minnesota

The Bears do well against Minny at home. If Foles can get even a semblance of offense going then they have a shot to beat the Vikings out right. If he can get 210+ yards passing and not throw any picks he has done his job. The ground game will get their 100+ and a score or two. If this game was played three weeks ago it would be Chicago that was the 3.5 point favorite. I think the smart play is on the Bears getting 3.5 at home.

 

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