Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3
Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears (6-7) go to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Vikings (6-7). The odds on this matchup have Minnesota as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5.
The Chicago Bears come into this game with a record of 6-7 for this season. In their last contest they faced the Houston Texans and earned the victory by a score of 36-7. Mitchell Trubisky went 24/33 with 267 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. David Montgomery paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 80 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 113 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 10.3 yards per run. Allen Robinson II led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 123 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 13.7 yards per catch for that contest. The Chicago Bears ran the ball 23 times and totaled 169 yards which earned them an average of 7.3 yards per run. On the day, they ran 59 plays which gave them a total of 410 yards. Overall, the Bears racked up 23 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 44 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago gave up 21 catches on 30 throws totaling 155 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the run, the Bears gave up 108 yards on 27 tries which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 263 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Bears have earned 4,158 total yards for the year. Offensively they're averaging 93.2 yards on the ground ranking them 28th in the league. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Chicago has earned 23 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Chicago Bears hold an average of 21.7 points per game. When talking about passing yardage, the Bears have allowed 3,016 yards which ranks them 15th in the league. During this campaign, they are granting 347.5 yards/contest putting them 13th in football. The Bears are ranked 9th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 22.4 PPG. They are allowing 4.0 yards per run and 115.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 13 games played, they are allowing 232.0 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.7%. For the year, they have given up 1,501 running yards through 13 games.
The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 6-7 this season. The last time they took the field they faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and took the loss by a score of 26-14. Dalvin Cook led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 102 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 4.6 yards per run. Irv Smith Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 63 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 15.8 yards per catch for that game. Kirk Cousins went 24/37 with 225 yards passing and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Minnesota Vikings rushed the ball a total of 33 times and added 162 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Vikings totaled 27 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 71 yards. Overall, they ran 76 plays for 335 yards. In terms of defense, Minnesota conceded 15 completions on 23 tries for a total of 196 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For this contest, they gave up 303 yards but didn't get any takeaways. On the ground, the Vikings conceded 107 yards on 26 carries which means they had an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the season thus far, the Vikings have earned 3,103 yards through the air along with an average of 238.7 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 17th in the league. The Minnesota Vikings are averaging 385.6 yards/contest which has them sitting 7th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 146.9 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,910 yards for this season. In relation to how much they score, the Vikings rank 14th in football averaging 25.6 PPG. The Vikings are sitting in 24th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 27.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 119.9 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,559 yards via the ground game in 13 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Vikings have allowed 3,336 yards which has them ranked 26th in the league. During their 13 games played, they are giving up 256.6 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. Overall, they have relinquished 376.5 yards per game which has them sitting 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears +3
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