NFL gambling odds excitement has returned to the Windy City as the Chicago Bears are in playoff contention with the NFL gambling lines.
The Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 1:05 PM ET and a telecast on FOX. This is a key NFC North Division showdown that the Vikings must win to get back into the post season hunt. Sports-Gambling opened with Minnesota as a 1 point favorite.
Minnesota has a football gambling record of 3-5 straight up and 2-6 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total. The Vikings snapped a 2 game losing streak and likely saved head coach Brad Childress’ job last week with a 27-24 overtime win over Arizona as 7 point home favorites.
The Vikings rallied from a 24-10 4th quarter deficit to win the game as Brett Favre threw for a staggering 446 yards and 2 touchdowns to spark the comeback, with all of the points having come with under 4 minutes remaining in regulation. Minnesota ranks 22nd for scoring offense and 15th for points allowed.
Favre still has a rather poor 75.7 QB rating and a counterproductive 9/13 touchdown/interception ratio but he also pulled off a season saving performance against Arizona that very few NFL signal callers could have duplicated.
Adrian Peterson has 857 yards rushing and a 4.8 yards per carry average with 7 touchdowns. Minnesota is 0-4 against the spread on the road this year with 3 of the games going over the total.
Chicago has a NFL betting record of 5-3 straight up and 3-4-1 against the spread as 6 of their games have gone under the total. Chicago escaped with a 22-19 win over Buffalo at Toronto last week in a push on the board. The Bears are 1-3 against the spread at home with 3 of those 4 games going under the total.
Defense is the strength of the Bears as they rank 4th for points allowed while the offense is regressing and ranks 27th for scoring.