Bears vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 16, 2020

Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky is coming off his best game of the season, finishing with 267 passing yards and three TDs against Houston.

Chicago
8-8
AT
December 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
7-9
Pointspread +2.5 +103
Moneyline +131
Over / Under o +47

42%

Betting Action

58%

Pointspread -2.5 -124
Moneyline -157
Over / Under u +47

42%

Betting Action

58%

NFC North rivals, Chicago and Minnesota, both come into this game with identical 6-7 records and each team knows a loss on Sunday could be disastrous for their playoff hopes.

With the NFC North officially clinched by the Packers, this is the biggest game of the season for both teams.  After already picking up a 19-13 Week 10 win in Chicago earlier this year, the Vikings are 3-point favourites on the NFL odds for this game, with a total of 47.

NFL Week 15 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Chicago is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games against NFC North teams and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win.  The under is 5-1 in their last six games following a straight up win.

The Vikings are 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall, while the over is 7-1 in their last eight home games and 5-0 in their last five games following a straight up loss.

The under is 13-5 in the last 18 games between these teams, while the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Chicago Bears

In a bit of a rare occurrence for the Bears this season, it was the offence that led the way in a 36-17 win over the Texans, last week.  Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had his best game of the season, finishing with 267 passing yards and three TDs.  Running back David Montgomery also had a strong game and seems to have found another gear lately.  Montgomery rushed for 113 yards, including an 80-yard TD run, and has now rushed for at least 70 yards in four of his last five games.

The defence has been fairly consistent for Chicago, this season.  The Bears rush defence sits in the middle of the pack, holding opponents to an average of 115.5 rushing yards per game.  Last week, against the Texans, the Chicago pass rush was devastating, racking up 11 QB hits on Deshaun Watson, including seven sacks.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are likely confident heading into this home game, after already picking up a 19-13 Week 10 win in Chicago, earlier this year.  Minnesota’s defence picked off Nick Foles twice and held him to 106 passing yards in that win, while also blocking the Bears run-game, holding them to just 41 rushing yards.  Justin Jefferson was the best player on the offence, finishing with 135 yards and a TD on eight receptions.

It was a rough game in Tampa Bay for the Vikings last week.  Kirk Cousins threw for 225 yards and a TD, but he was sacked six times and has been sacked 10 times in the last two games.  Dalvin Cook managed to run for 102 yards and a TD, but the bad luck continued for the rest of the team, especially on special teams.  Dan Bailey missed all three of his field goal attempts and a point after attempt, which all could have made a huge difference as the Vikings ultimately dropped the game 26-14.

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