Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 10/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (-6.5)
U.S. Bank Stadium is the location where the Minnesota Vikings (3-1) will attempt to beat the Chicago Bears (2-2) on Sunday. Chicago opens as 6.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 43.
The Chicago Bears come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 this season. In their last contest, the Bears took the field against the Giants and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-12. Justin Fields finished 11/22 with 174 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 76.7 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Darnell Mooney had an average of 23.5 yards per reception by earning 94 yards on 4 receptions. Khalil Herbert was the rushing leader for the Bears with 19 totes for 77 yds (4.1 yds per attempt). At the end of the game, they tallied 60 plays which gave them a total of 304 yds. The Chicago Bears ended up running the ball 32 times and totaled 149 yards, which is an average of 4.7 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Bears gave up 262 yds on 44 tries, which is 6.0 yards per rush allowed. Chicago allowed 9 pass completions on 16 attempts for 71 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.3%.
The Bears have earned 1,099 total yards for the year. Chicago has recorded 17 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 21 infractions for 171 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Chicago has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 7 different times (4 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they average 177.3 yards in the run game which is 3rd in the league. When it comes to scoring, the Chicago Bears have an average of 16.0 points per game.
The Bears are ranked 11th in the league concerning team defense, allowing 19.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 5.1 yards per run and 183.3 rushing yards per game this season. For the year, they have conceded 733 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Bears have allowed 674 yards which has them sitting in 4th in the league. They are giving up 168.5 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 60.4%. During the season, they have given up 351.8 yards/outing which ranks them 21st in the NFL. They have relinquished 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 5 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Vikings went home victorious with a score of 28-25 when they faced the Saints. Kirk Cousins (1 TD) ended the contest with 273 yards on 25/38 passing while his QB rate was 84.6. He threw 1 interception and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.2 yds. Justin Jefferson was the best receiver for the Vikings, bringing in 10 passes for 147 yards (14.7 yds per catch). Dalvin Cook carried the rock 20 times for 76 yards, finishing the contest with 3.8 yards per attempt for Minnesota. The Vikings finished with 344 yards on 67 plays (5.1 yds per play). Minnesota ran the ball for 3.2 yards per tote, finishing with 81 yards on 25 carries. Minnesota relinquished 27 rushing attempts for 111 yds (4.1 yards per carry). The Vikings pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 71.4%, surrendering 227 yards on 20 out of 28 passing.
When it comes to how much they score, the Vikings rank 15th in the league with an average of 21.5 points per game. For the year so far, the Vikings have earned 984 yards through the air together with an average of 246.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 13th in the NFL. They have an average of 98.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 392 yards for the year. The Minnesota Vikings average 344.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 17th out of all teams in the league. The Minnesota offense has 95 yards of penalties on 16 infractions, which has them sitting 31st in football in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 4 picks while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 59 1st downs.
They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air and 263.5 yards per outing, which has them in 26th out of all teams. Minnesota has given up a total of 524 yards on the ground (131.0 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have tallied 6 takeaways (3 fumbles and 3 interceptions) for the year. The Vikings defense has been on the field for 262 plays, ranking them 23rd in the NFL. This season, they have relinquished 80 total points. The Vikings are relinquishing 20.0 PPG, ranking them 12th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -6.5
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