Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Prediction, 11/16/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 10
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears
Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago +2.5
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (3-5) are headed to Soldier Field on Monday where they'll meet the Chicago Bears (5-4). Chicago opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 46.5.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this game with a record of 3-5 for this year. In their last outing they faced the Detroit Lions and won 34-20. Kirk Cousins went 13/20 with 220 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Dalvin Cook led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 70 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 206 yards via 22 carries which gave him an average of 9.4 yards per run. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Minnesota Vikings ended up running the ball 34 times and racked up 275 yards which had them averaging 8.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they totaled 55 plays which gave them a total of 487 yards. Overall, the Vikings totaled 22 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 69 yards. In terms of defense, Minnesota allowed 31 completions on 45 tries for a total of 292 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Vikings allowed 129 yards on 27 runs which is an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 421 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Vikings have earned 3,056 total yards for the season. Offensively they average 160.4 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 3rd in the league. When it comes to scoring, Minnesota has amassed 15 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Minnesota Vikings are sitting at 27.1 PPG. When talking about passing yards, the Vikings have allowed 2,303 yards which puts them in 28th in the NFL. For the year, they are giving up 412.9 yards/contest ranking them 29th in football. The Vikings are ranked 25th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 29.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 125.0 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of their 8 games, they have relinquished 287.9 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.0%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,000 yards via the running game in 8 games.
The Bears head into this matchup 5-4 for this season. In their last game they faced the Tennessee Titans and were defeated 24-17. David Montgomery paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 5 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 30 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 2.1 yards per carry. Allen Robinson II was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 81 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per reception during the game. Nick Foles went 36/52 with 335 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 20 times and racked up 56 yards which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per carry. In the game, the Bears earned 22 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 35 yards. For the game, they ran 75 plays which added up to 375 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Chicago gave up 10 completions on 21 attempts for a total of 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 228 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. In the running game, the Bears gave up 92 yards on 31 tries which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed.
During the season thus far, the Bears currently sit at 2,119 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 235.4 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 21st out of all NFL teams. The Chicago Bears are averaging 317.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 29th in football. They have an average of 82.3 run yards per game and have run for 741 yards overall. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Bears currently rank 29th in the league with 19.8 points per contest. The Bears rank 7th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.1 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per running attempt and 116.9 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 1,052 yards via the running game in 9 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bears have conceded 1,964 yards which ranks them 15th in the NFL. During their 9 games played, they have conceded 218.2 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.2%. For the year, they have yielded 335.1 yards per outing putting them 9th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Bears NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bears +2.5
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