NFL football gambling expectations are still high for the Bears as far as their making the playoffs but they may not be considered a top NFL betting contender for the Super Bowl.
The Chicago Bears will take on the Minnesota Vikings on ESPN Monday Night Football with a start time of 8:40 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have the odds on both the side and over/under for this NFC North Division matchup so be sure and open your account to be all set for the action. The Bears won the first meeting between these teams on November 14 in a 27-13 home payout as the game went under the total.
The Bears have a record of 9-4 straight up and 6-6-1 with the football betting lines as they are coming off a 36-7 home loss to New England but still lead the NFC North by 1 game over Green Bay. The Bears offense has never really got into gear with new coordinator Mike Martz as the defense has been the foundation of the team and ranks 3rd for points allowed.
Jay Cutler has an 88.3 QB rating with a 17/12 TD/INT ratio while Mike Forte leads the ground attack with 773 yards and a 4.2 yards per carry average. Johnny Knox has shown promise as a receiver with 17.6 yards per catch. The Bears have gone under the total 8 times this season.
Minnesota has a record of 5-8 straight up and 4-9 with the NFL betting odds while going under the total 7 times. The Vikings are coming off a 21-3 loss to the New York Giants as Brett Favre could not answer the call and had his consecutive starting streak at quarterback end 3 games short of 300. Tavaris Jackson played at QB and was ineffective against the tough Giants defense.
The Vikings were eliminated from playoff contention with the defeat and face questions of who will coach the team for next year as well as who will be the quarterback.
Chicago has paid out in 4 of their last 6 NFL football gambling matchups against Minnesota and the series has gone under the total in just 3 of the last 10 meetings between these two rivals.