The Minnesota Vikings will try to continue their success against NFC North Division foes when they take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. The Vikings (6-7), who are 2-1 against division opponents this season, are 6-3 against the NFC North since the start of 2020. The Bears (4-9), who are 8-8 versus the NFC North over the past three seasons, are 2-2 within the division this year. Minnesota leads the all-time series, 61-56-2.

Kickoff from Soldier Field in Chicago is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Minnesota is a seven-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 47. Before you make any Bears vs. Vikings picks, make sure to check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021 season on an incredible 132-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Vikings vs. Bears 10,000 times and just revealed its NFL expert picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Bears:

  • Vikings vs. Bears spread: Vikings -7
  • Vikings vs. Bears over-under: 47 points 
  • Vikings vs. Bears money line: Minnesota -300, Chicago +240 
  • MIN: Vikings are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine Week 15 games 
  • CHI: Over has hit in last two Bears games
Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

Why the Vikings can cover 

Wide receiver K.J. Osborn has stepped up his play in the absence of playmaker Adam Thielen, who is inactive with a high ankle sprain. In last week's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Osborn had 83 receiving yards and recorded his fourth touchdown catch of the season. For the year, Osborn has 38 receptions for 495 yards (13.0 average) with seven big plays of 20 or more yards. He has also converted 19 first downs.

Defensively, linebacker Eric Kendricks continues to be a beast. He led the Vikings with 11 tackles and had a career-high fifth sack of the season last week versus the Steelers. He also has a career-high 120 tackles, his sixth consecutive 100-plus tackle season, and has registered seven tackles for loss, four pass breakups and two interceptions. He has one fumble recovery.

Why the Bears can cover

Chicago's defense remains formidable and is ranked ninth in yards allowed at 336.5. Among those leading the way is linebacker Roquan Smith, who has a team-high 130 tackles, including 78 solo, with nine tackles for loss, three sacks and three pass breakups. He also has one interception he returned 53 yards for a score. Smith is the only player on the roster with 100 tackles and multiple sacks in each of the past four seasons.

Also bringing the pressure to opposing quarterbacks is linebacker Robert Quinn, who had two sacks last week against the Green Bay Packers. He is looking for his sixth game in a row with a sacks and is tied for third in the NFL with 14 sacks. It is the fifth time in his career he has registered 10 or more sacks. He registered a sack in the last meeting with Minnesota. For the season, Quinn has 41 tackles, including 34 solo. He has also forced two fumbles.

How to make Vikings vs. Bears picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. It also says one side of the spread cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Bears vs. Vikings picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Bears vs. Vikings on Monday Night Football? And which side cashes in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Bears vs. Vikings spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that returned nearly $7,000 on its NFL picks over the last six seasons, and find out.