After a tough loss to the Denver Broncos in NFL Week 11, the Minnesota Vikings hope to get back on the winning track on Monday night when the Norsemen host the rival Chicago Bears. Minnesota had won five straight, but the equally scorching Broncos handed Minnesota a 21-20 loss.
Can the Vikings get back on the right track with a win and cover?
Or will the Chicago Bears play spoiler to Minnesota’s quest for a playoff spot?
MNF Bears vs Vikings Odds and Betting Prediction for this Week 12 Matchup | MyBookie NFL Regular Season Preview
Monday, November 27th, 2023 at 8:15 pm ET | ABC, ESPN
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Chicago Bears Offense
The Bears are a different offense when quarterback Justin Fields plays. Fields is one of the NFL’s top dual-threat quarterbacks.
Although Chicago lost to the Detroit Lions in their last, it wasn’t because of Fields. Justin threw for 169 yards and a TD. He rushed for 104 yards on 18 carries.
The Bears QB has developed a nice rapport with wide receiver D.J. Moore. Moore caught 7 Justin throws for 96 yards. The pair hooked up for a TD against the Lions.
Chicago Bears Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 323.8
- Passing Yards: 184.4
- Rushing Yards: 139.5
- Points Scored: 20.9
- Turnovers: 19
Chicago Bears Offensive Starters
- QB Justin Fields
- RB Kahlil Herbert
- WR DJ Moore
- WR Darnell Mooney
- WR Equanimeous St. Brown
- TE Cole Kmet
- LT Braxton Jones
- LG Teven Jenkins
- C Lucas Patrick
- RG Tate Davis
- RT Darnell Wright
Chicago Bears Defense
The first time the Bears defense faced the Lions, it played great football. Chicago allowed Kirk Cousins and the Vikings to score just 19 in a 19-13 Chicago loss.
Overall, Chicago’s D allows an average of 79.5 rushing yards per game, ranking first in the NFL. If the pass defense is stout, the Bears D should have a decent game versus Minnesota.
Chicago Bears Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 325.5
- Passing Yards: 245.9
- Rushing Yards: 79.5
- Points Scored: 26.0
- Takeaways: 13
Chicago Bears Defensive Starters
- LDE Yannick Ngakoue
- LDT Andrew Billings
- RDT Justin Jones
- RDE Montez Sweat
- WLB T.J. Edwards
- MLB Tremaine Edmunds
- SLB Jack Osbourne
- LCB Jaylon Johnson
- SS Jaquan Brisker
- FS Eddie Jackson
- RCB Kyler Gordon
Minnesota Vikings Offense
For the first time in Minnesota purple and white, journeyman quarterback Joshua Dobbs lost. Up until the defeat against Denver, Dobbs had been undefeated while playing for Minnesota.
Like Justin Fields, Dobbs is an accomplished rusher as well as being a decent passer. Joshua proved with Arizona earlier in the season he could be a starter in the NFL.
After Kirk Cousins went down with an injury, Kevin O’Connell traded for Dobbs. The quarterback responded, leading the Vikings to 3 straight wins. Even against Denver, Dobbs had a chance for a rally victory, which proves the Vikings offense is in good hands with Joshua Dobbs.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 360.5
- Passing Yards: 266.7
- Rushing Yards: 93.8
- Points Scored: 23.0
- Turnovers: 20
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Starters
- QB Joshua Dobbs
- RB Alexander Mattison
- WR Jordan Addison
- WR K.J. Osborn
- WR Brandon Powell
- TE T.J. Hockenson
- LT Christian Darrisaw
- LG Dalton Risner
- C Garrett Bradbury
- RG Ed Ingram
- RT Brian O’Neil
Minnesota Vikings Defense
Brian Flores has turned what was one of 2022’s worst defenses into one of 2023’s best. The Vikings rank seventh in rushing yards allowed at 94.0 each game. The Vikings rank twelfth in total yards allowed per game.
Opponents average less than 21 points each contest, ranking the Vikings D thirteenth in points per matchup. Flores has brought an aggression that has been missing from the Vikings D in the past few seasons. If Flores’ fellas do their job, Justin Fields and the Bears offense could be in some trouble.
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 320.6
- Passing Yards: 226.6
- Rushing Yards: 94.0
- Points Scored: 20.9
- Takeaways: 15
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Starters
- LDE Jaquelin Roy
- NT Harrison Phillips
- RDE Jonathan Bullard
- WLB Danielle Hunter
- LILB Ivan Pace Jr.
- RILB Troy Dye .
- SLB D.J. Wonnum
- LCB Akayleb Evans
- SS Harrison Smith
- FS Camryn Bynum
- RCB Byron Murphy Jr.
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears Final Betting Prediction
Vikings versus Bears should be an entertaining game. Both teams have decent defenses and quality offenses. The game takes place in Minnesota.
So the Vikings have an edge. But Chicago’s rush defense will take away Joshua Dobbs’ dual-threat ability. Forcing Dobbs to throw isn’t necessarily a Chicago advantage.
However, Dobbs won’t have Justin Jefferson to toss the football. So the Vikings’ pass D may not be as solid as it has been this season. Ah, but the Vikings have a secret weapon that Chicago doesn’t possess.
Brian Flores is a defensive mastermind. Flores’s unit will bottle up Justin Fields’s rushing ability. Brian will then employ a strategy that makes it difficult for Justin to get the ball to D.J. Moore. The Vikings win via their defense. Back Minnesota to cover.
2023 NFL Pick: ATS Minnesota Vikings -3 | Bet Bears vs Vikings
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game
Chicago Bears Team
3-8 | 1-5 Away
Chicago Bears Last 5
Chicago Bears Injury Report
|Name | Position||Status||Date|
|Larry Borom OT||Out||Nov 26|
|Tyrique Stevenson CB||Out||Nov 26|
|D’Onta Foreman RB||Out||Nov 26|
|Noah Sewell LB||Out||Nov 25|
Minnesota Vikings Team
6-5 | 2-3 Home
Minnesota Vikings Last 5
Minnesota Vikings Injury Report
|Name | Position||Status||Date|
|Justin Jefferson WR||IR-R||Nov 26|
|Khyiris Tonga DT||Questionable||Nov 25|
|Akayleb Evans CB||Questionable||Nov 25|
2023 NFL Standings up to Week 12
NFC North Standings
|Green Bay Packers||5||6||.455||W2|
Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
- The Vikings have a 60.0% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
- Minnesota has won seven games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing four times.
- The Vikings have covered the spread twice this season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point favorites.
- In Minnesota’s 11 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total three times.
- The point total average for Vikings games this season is 45.2, 1.2 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
- The Bears have a 44.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
- Chicago has won four games against the spread this season, failing to cover or pushing seven times.
- The Bears are 3-3-1 ATS this year when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
- In 2023, seven Chicago games have gone over the point total.
- The over/under for this game is 0.6 points higher than the average scoring total for Bears games (43.4),
The following NFL betting lines are based on MyBookie Sportsbook.
NFL Odds to Win this Season
|San Francisco 49ers||+420|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+430|
|New Orleans Saints||+6200|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+8000|
|Green Bay Packers||+14000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+15000|
|Los Angeles Rams||+17000|
|New York Jets||+18000|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+26000|
|New England Patriots||+90000|
|New York Giants||+95000|
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