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Vikings vs Bears Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Vikings vs Bears Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Vikings vs Bears prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Chicago. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Vikings vs Bears Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Minnesota Vikings travel to take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. This NFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Minnesota is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Chicago take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Vikings vs Bears prediction.

  • Spread: MIN -3.5 | CHI +3.5
  • MoneyLine: MIN -188 | CHI +153
  • Total: 45.5

Vikings vs Bears Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Minnesota has a record of 3-2 in the NFC North. Overall, the Vikings head into action with a record of 12-4. This season, Minnesota currently has an average point differential of -1.19 points per game, placing them 20th in the league. So far, the Vikings have been favored in 11 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Vikings have a straight up record of 3-2-0 while going 2-2-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 23.4 points per game in these contests. As the betting favorite, the Vikings have an ATS record of 2-2-1 in their last 5 games. In these matchups their straight up record was 5-0.

Going into week 18, Chicago has a record of 0-5 in the NFC North. Overall, the Bears head into action with a record of 3-13. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -7.56 points per game. So far, the Bears have been favored in 14 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 6.

Through their last 5 home games, Chicago has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 22.8 points per game. The Bears have a straight up record of 0-5 in their previous 5 games as the underdog. Against the spread, they had a mark of 1-4.

In this matchup between the Bears and Vikings, we see the best bet being to take Chicago to cover as +3.5 point underdogs. This season, the team has ran the ball well and we see this continuing in week 18.

Free Spread Prediction: Chicago Bears 3.5

Vikings vs Bears Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Vikings have an over-under record of 11-5. So far, the Vikings have put together the 8th ranked scoring offense at 24.69 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 25.88 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Bears have an over-under record of 10-6. For the season, the Bears offense has been struggling, averaging just 19.56 points per game. Things haven’t gone any better on defense, where they are the 32nd ranked scoring defense in the NFL.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 54 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 45.5

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