The Minnesota Vikings are rested as they prepare for the final four-game stretch beginning on Monday Night Football with the first of two meetings against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings (6-7) are fighting to stay in the NFL playoff picture entering Week 15. They're coming off a 36-28 victory against the Steelers on Thursday Night Football in Week 14. Chicago (4-9) lost 45-30 to the Packers last week, its seventh loss in its past eight games. However, the Bears have won five of their past six against the Vikings and will relish keeping their NFC North rival out of the playoffs. 

Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET at Chicago's Soldier Field. Minnesota is a seven-point favorite in the latest Bears vs. Vikings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 47. Before you finalize any Vikings vs. Bears picks or NFL Week 15 predictions, make sure you check out what SportsLine's resident Vikings expert, R.J. White, has to say.

CBS Sports' Fantasy and gambling editor, White ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. 

In addition, White has gone a stunning 39-19-3 on his last 61 picks involving the Vikings, returning well over $1,700 for $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has locked in on the Bears vs. Vikings matchup and just revealed his expert picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Bears:

  • Bears vs. Vikings spread: Minnesota -7
  • Bears vs. Vikings over-under: 47 points  
  • Bears vs. Vikings money line: Minnesota -290, Chicago +235
  • MIN: Vikings are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games as road favorites
  • CHI: Bears are 5-8 ATS as home underdogs since 2019
Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

Why the Vikings can cover

The Vikings are third in the NFL in total yards (390.5 per game) and average 26.5 points (11th), while the Bears are 31st in yards (302.5) and score 17.8 (28th). Minnesota's offense is seventh in passing and 10th in rushing, with quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Dalvin Cook equally capable of doing damage. Cook is third in the NFL in rushing (978 yards) despite missing three games. He ran for 205 in last week's win.

Cousins averages 281.4 passing yards and is tied for fifth in the NFL with 27 TD passes, while wideout Justin Jefferson is second in the NFL with 1,288 receiving yards. Cousins also has thrown just five interceptions and the Vikings have the third-fewest turnovers in the league. Only two teams have fewer takeaways than the Bears (11). The Bears have given up 42 sacks, second-most in the NFL, so the Vikings should pressure Justin Fields into mistakes.

Why the Bears can cover

The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last four meetings, and the Bears are certain to rely heavily on running back David Montgomery on Monday Night Football. The Vikings allow 129.5 rushing yards per game (27th in NFL), and quarterback Justin Fields isn't likely to see much time to throw. Montgomery has 608 rushing yards in nine starts, and Fields has done damage on the ground as well. The rookie has 385 rushing yards while throwing for 1,585 with six TDs.

The Bears' defense is led by linebacker Roquan Smith, who has 130 tackles (fifth in NFL) and three sacks. Chicago is 6-2 against the spread in the past eight meetings between the teams, and the Under is 13-6 in the past 19.

How to make Bears vs. Vikings picks

White has scrutinized this matchup from all angles, and he is leaning Under on the point total. He also has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing his Bears vs. Vikings picks, and the rest of his expert NFL analysis, at SportsLine.

So who wins Vikings vs. Bears on Monday Night Football? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see R.J. White's Vikings vs. Bears NFL expert picks, all from the insider who's 39-19 on picks involving Minnesota, and find out.