Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
The Bears have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 6-3-0 against the spread. The Vikings have an ATS record of 5-3-1 while their over/under record is 4-5-0.
Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 5-3-1 against the spread
Important Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 6-3-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
11/11/18 S Andrew Sendejo Groin is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 LB Anthony Barr Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 TE David Morgan Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 RB Roc Thomas Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 WR Stefon Diggs Ribs is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 T Tom Compton Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/11/18 CB Xavier Rhodes Foot is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
11/04/18 CB Mike Hughes ACL IR
09/10/18 T Aviante Collins Elbow IR
09/04/18 DE Ade Aruna Knee IR
09/04/18 T Cedrick Lang Leg IR
09/04/18 DE Hercules Mata'afa Knee IR
09/04/18 FB Johnny Stanton Leg IR
09/04/18 TE Josiah Price Knee IR
08/10/18 C Nick Easton Neck IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
11/11/18 TE Dion Sims Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
11/04/18 G Kyle Long Foot IR
10/10/18 LB Sam Acho Pectoral IR
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 TE Adam Shaheen Ankle IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings have run for 825 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They've run 197 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 53 times for 415 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the league in penalties. They are 10th in the NFL in points scored with 221. They have run 584 plays this season for 3,369 yards, which ranks them 11th in the league in total offense. The Vikings average 5.8 yards per play, which is 13th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Kirk Cousins averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 yards per completion. He has completed 259 passes on 363 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.3%. His quarterback rating is 102.2. He has thrown for 2,685 yards this season.
The Vikings rush defense has allowed 221 attempts for 800 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in the league against the run. Minnesota has committed 60 penalties for 457 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.5% of possessions on defense, which is 3rd in the league. They are 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 204. They have surrendered a total of 2,900 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Vikings are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 2nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 192 passes on 299 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense this season, placing them 7th and 19th in the National Football League. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 2,100 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Vikings have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 13, which is 9th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 68.4%. Minnesota Vikings kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,782 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in the NFL in punting average. Minnesota is ranked 6th in the league in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 153 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 7th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 24 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 282 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 23.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 46 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,945.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 269. They have run 561 plays this year for 3,271 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Bears average 5.8 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 192 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 1,081 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 253 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 56 times for 471 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Mitchell Trubisky has passed for 2,304 yards this year. He's completed 190 throws while attempting 290 passes for a completion percentage of 65.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.6. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Chicago is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 175. They have given up a total of 2,876 yards on D, which is 10th in the league. The Bears are 12th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 211 throws on 337 attempts against the Chicago defense this season, ranking them 17th and 10th in the league. The Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,120 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 210 attempts for 756 yards this season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Chicago Bears have had 68 penalties for 631 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 28% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is 20th in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 265 punt return yards and are averaging 12.6 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 42 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 210 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 19.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this season. They are 26th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,860. The Chicago Bears have tried 18 field goals this season and made 13, which is 30th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.2%. Chicago kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,482 yards on 34 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings +3
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