Monday, October 31, 2016
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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Chicago Bears on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Soldier Field. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Vikings are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread.
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Sam Bradford finished with 224 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 24 passes out of 41 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Matt Asiata, who finished with 55 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Cordarrelle Patterson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 282 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 93 yards on 27 attempts.
Matt Barkley finished with 81 yards passing for Chicago last week. He went 6 for 15, resulting in a 40% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Ka'Deem Carey, who finished with 48 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Zach Miller led the team in receiving with 40 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Chicago had 13 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 45 total plays for 189 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 69 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Minnesota scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 33 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 225 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in the league. The Vikings run for an average of 74 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 2.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 31st in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 299 yards per game, ranking their offense 31st overall this season. The Vikings average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 31st in the NFL. They accumulate 68 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 17th in the league.
Minnesota allows 198 passing yards per game, ranking 4th, and they allow 14 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 21 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55%. The Vikings allow 82 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 3rd in the NFL. Minnesota allows 280 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 47.3 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 16 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th. The Bears run for an average of 88 yards per game on 21 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 349 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 23rd. They average 66.4 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, ranking them 18th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 243 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th. They give up 25 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Bears allow 107 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the NFL. Chicago allows 350 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 12th in the league. They force 6.9 penalties for 56.9 yards in each contest, ranking 20th.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 1-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 S Andrew Sendejo Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/23/16 WR Jarius Wright Ankle "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/23/16 WR Laquon Treadwell Thumb "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/23/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Leg "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/11/16 OT Andre Smith Elbow IR
09/23/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee out indefinitely
09/21/16 T Matt Kalil Hip IR
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee IR
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
10/24/16 QB Jay Cutler Thumb is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Minnesota
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/23/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
10/23/16 OL Kyle Long Tricep injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota
10/23/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
10/19/16 DB Deiondre' Hall Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/18/16 OL Josh Sitton Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/28/16 DB Kyle Fuller Knee IR
09/27/16 RB Jeremy Langford Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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