The Week 12 NFL schedule wraps up at U.S. Bank Stadium as the Minnesota Vikings (6-5) host the Chicago Bears (3-8) on Monday Night Football. Minnesota will try to keep it momentum going after securing five wins in its last six games. The Vikings have scored first in six of their last 10 games at home. The Bears have hit the game total over in 13 of their last 20 games. Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson is not expected to play due to a hamstring injury.
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
Chicago plays disciplined defense, especially against the run. The Bears are second in the NFL in run defense (79.5). They trot out a very instinctive linebacker duo in the middle of the field. Linebacker T.J. Edwards excels at disengaging from blockers and flying to the ball. Edwards leads the NFL in total tackles (121) with five tackles for loss and two sacks. The Wisconsin product has recorded double-double stops in seven games thus far.
On Nov. 9 against the Panthers, Edwards logged 12 total stops. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is another explosive defender. Edmunds owns the length and range to slow down ball carriers, logging 70 total tackles, two interceptions, and three tackles for loss. In his last outing, the Virginia Tech product had seven total tackles, one pass breakup, and one interception. 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.