Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears NFL Betting Tips and Predictions 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings are headed to Soldier Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Bears. Chicago opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 39. The Vikings are 2-1-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Bears are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/22/19 G Josh Kline Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/22/19 LB Anthony Barr Groin is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/22/19 CB Mackensie Alexander Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/22/19 WR Chad Beebe Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
09/12/19 WR Josh Doctson Knee IR
09/03/19 TE David Morgan Knee PUP
09/03/19 CB Holton Hill Suspension is out the first 8 games of the season
08/09/19 DE Tashawn Bower Achilles IR
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
09/24/19 K Eddy Pineiro Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/24/19 DE Akiem Hicks Knee is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/24/19 WR Taylor Gabriel Concussion injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/23/19 DT Bilal Nichols Hand is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/23/19 T Bobby Massie Vertigo is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/02/19 OL T.J. Clemmings Quad IR
In their last outing, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Oakland Raiders and won by a score of 34-14. Dalvin Cook paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 25 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 110 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 6.9 yards per run. Irv Smith Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 60 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 15/21 with 174 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Vikings step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26 points per game, which has them at 7th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 194 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th in the NFC and 15th among all NFL teams with 1,075 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Vikings currently have a total of 3 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC North teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Vikings have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 15.7 points per contest which has them at 4th in the NFC. When talking about rushing yards, Minnesota is giving up 101.7 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the NFC North and 13th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry ranking them 9th in the conference and 19th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 581 rushing yards through 3 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Vikings have allowed 677 yards. Teams are completing 71.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.5 yards per try. They have conceded 6 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD.
In their last game, the Chicago Bears went up against the Washington Redskins and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-15. David Montgomery led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 67 yards by way of 13 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per run. Taylor Gabriel was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 75 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 12.5 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bears was Mitchell Trubisky who went 25/31 with 231 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game.
The Bears head into this matchup 2-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Bears have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bears currently sit at 4th in the NFC North and 26th out of all the teams in the league averaging 16.7 points per contest. Chicago is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 96 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 21st in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 289 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Bears average 275 yards per contest overall ranking them 29th in the NFL and 16th in the conference.
The Bears are allowing 13.0 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the NFC North and 3rd in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 245 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bears are currently ranked 7th among NFC teams. They have conceded 4 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season. When talking about points given up, they have given up 39 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 69 yards per game ranking them 5th among NFL teams and 1st in the NFC North. For this year, they have conceded a total of 206 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears -3
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