A primetime battle on Monday Night Football features the Chicago Bears (3-8) and Minnesota Vikings (6-5) colliding. The Vikings have been red-hot, securing a win in five of their last six games. In Week 11, Minnesota narrowly fell to the Denver Broncos, 21-20. Chicago has dropped three of its last four outings. Last week, the Bears lost to the Detroit Lions, 31-26, blowing a 12-point lead. Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson remains on IR with a hamstring injury and won't suit up for MNF.
Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET in Minnesota. Minnesota is a three-point favorite, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 43.5 in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds via the SportsLine Consensus. Before locking in any Bears vs. Vikings picks or NFL predictions, you need to see what red-hot SportsLine expert R.J. White has to say, considering his mastery of picks involving Minnesota.
White, a Fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports, consistently crushes against-the-spread picks and went 535-450-30 on his ATS picks from 2017-22, which returned more than $3,500 to $100 players. He also closed the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 107-80-6 run on his last 193 against-the-spread and total NFL picks, returning more than $1,800 for $100 bettors.
Moreover, White has a read on the pulse of the Vikings. He is an amazing 58-34-4 on his last 96 picks in games involving Minnesota. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, White has set his sights on Vikings vs. Bears and just locked in its picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bears vs. Vikings:
- Vikings vs. Bears spread: Vikings -3
- Vikings vs. Bears over/under: 43.5 points
- Vikings vs. Bears money line: Vikings -155, Bears +131
- CHI: Bears have hit the 1H Over in seven of last nine away games
- MIN: Vikings have hit the 2H Over in 12 of last 19 games
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Why the Vikings can cover
Linebacker Danielle Hunter generates plenty of pressure and juice around the edge. Hunter can win with speed or power. The three-time Pro Bowler ranks second in the NFL in sacks (12) with 51 total tackles and three forced fumbles. He's notched a sack in nine of the 11 games played thus far. On Oct. 15 against the Bears, Hunter finished with seven total tackles and two sacks.
Safety Harrison Smith is an aware defender on the backend. Smith utilizes his football IQ to consistently make plays. The Notre Dame product is fourth on the team in total tackles (71) with three sacks and three forced fumbles. He has registered at least six total tackles in six games this season. Safety Camryn Bynum provides the Vikings with an exceptional playmaker in the secondary. Bynum lines up all over the field, securing a team-high 91 tackles and eight pass deflections. See which team to pick here.
Why the Bears can cover
The Bears have a talented secondary with a bunch of young talent. Cornerback Jaylon Johnson is a lengthy and gritty defender. Johnson challenges receivers and wins 50/50 balls. The Utah product has 25 total tackles, five pass deflections, and two interceptions.
Rookie cornerback Tyrique Stevenson (questionable) is a versatile player with outstanding speed. Stevenson can play inside and outside with ease. The Miami product has 61 total tackles with a team-high seven pass deflections. Safety Jaquan Brisker has been a smart defender who plays around the box a lot. Brisker wraps up consistently and is aware in zone coverage. The Penn State product logged 60 total stops, including seven games with at least six total tackles. See which team to pick here.
How to make Bears vs. Vikings picks
White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Over the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Bears vs. Vikings on Monday Night Football, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bears vs. Vikings spread hits hard, all from the expert who is 58-34 on picks involving Minnesota, and find out.