The Chicago Bears will travel to Minneapolis in Week 17 for a date with the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears are no longer in playoff contention, while the Vikings are assured of a playoff spot, but this is a divisional rivalry game each team doesn’t want to lose regardless of the circumstances.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Regular Season Week 17 Game on December 29, 2019
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, December 29, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Chicago Bears (+1) vs. Minnesota Vikings (-1) – view all 2019 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Chicago Bears (7-8)
At the very least, the Bears just want to finish the season with a .500 record, something they can accomplish when they meet Minnesota on the road. In their last game, the Bears took an embarrassing 26-3 loss at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs at home. The Bears showed an inability to move the chains consistently, as Mitchell Trubisky went 18 for 34 for 157 passing yards and zero touchdowns. He was also sacked three times for a loss of 24 yards. David Montgomery led the team with 57 rushing yards on 14 carries. Trubisky is eyeing to atone himself after that game against the Chiefs. He’s also looking to play a complete game against the Vikings this time around, as he exited in the first possession of Week 4’s 16-6 home win to Minnesota and didn’t return, leaving the quarterbacking duties to Chase Daniels. The Bears’ defense is more dependable and consistent than the team’s offense. It’s confident it can bottle up Kirk Cousins in the pocket again. The Bears sacked Cousins six times and didn’t allow a touchdown pass in the previous matchup against Minnesota.
The under is 2-0 in the Bears’ last two games.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (10-5)
The Vikings failed to capitalize on Aaron Rodgers not playing like a future Hall of Famer in Week 16, as they took a 23-10 home loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. Vikings easily directed their ire at quarterback Kirk Cousins, who, once again, failed to deliver on a Monday Night Football game. Cousins completed just 16 of 31 passes for 122 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception. It was also a game that the Vikings missed running back Dalvin Cook, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Cook’s status for Week 17 remains up in the air as of this writing, which means Mike Boone could be starting in the backfield again. Boone was among the hottest fantasy football pickups heading into Week 16, but churned out just 28 rushing yards on 11 carries in the loss to the Packers. If Cook will get ultimately ruled out for the regular-season finale, the Vikings will look to throw more. In the first meeting with the Bears, wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a perfect game, catching all seven targets for 108 receiving yards.
The Vikings are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games.
The Bears win, 21-20.
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