Minnesota Vikings Chicago Bears 2012 Free Pick against the spread
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Preview
NFL Football Point Spread: Bears -5.5 O/U 41
Sunday November 25, 2012 1 PM EST FOX
By: Barrett Kazmerzack of Coopers Pick CALL NOW 1-888-730-2667
The Bears (7-3) are now tied with the Green Bay Packers atop the NFC North
since they have dropped their last 2 games. Chicago’s solid defense struggled
in their last game and in their last 2 games they have scored 6 points and 7
points respectively. Jay Cutler missed the last game with a concussion and the
Bears are hoping he come back for this division match up since backup Jason
Campbell did not play well in his first start for the Bears last week.
The Vikings (6-4) are still in the playoff race and they only trail Chicago and
Green Bay by 1 game. They won last week, which snapped their 2-game losing
streak, and they are coming off a bye so they will be ready for Chicago.
In their last games the Vikings were solid on offense in beating the Detroit
Lions 34-24 while the Bears lost badly to the San Francisco 49ers 32-7 this last
On the season the Vikings are at 4-5-1 ATS and they have an Over/Under record
of 5-5 and the Bears are at 5-5 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 6-4.
No matter who is under for the Bears has to be a little worries since the Bears’
offensive line surrendered 6 sacks in the loss to the 49ers. On top of that the
Bears have a thin WR corps, as they have a great WR in Brandon Marshall, but
Devin Hester is the next leading WR and he has 700 fewer receiving yards than
Marshall. Minnesota gave up over 300 passing yards to Detroit in their last game
and overall their pass D ranks 16th in the league.
Matt Forte has not had the best season and he has not looked good in the last
few games. Still, he is a key part of the Chicago offense and he has his work cut
out for him since the Vikings’ run D stuffed the run in the win over the Lions.
Not hard to pick out who the Bears’ defense has to key on in RB Adrian
Peterson, who has tore it up in his last 2 games and he leads the NFL in rushing
yards. Christian Ponder had a good Detroit game with over 220 passing yards
with 2 TD and more importantly no INT. He will be facing a ball-hawking Bears’
secondary that leads the league in picks.
The Bears’ defense ranks 11th against the pass and 8th against the run, but they
must play better than they did on Monday night against the 49ers. This may be
especially the case against the run facing Peterson, who has been on fore in his
last 2 games rushing for over 350 combined yards.
Vikings vs. Bears Key Betting Trends
In their last 5 games the Vikings have an ATS record of 1-3-1 and the posted
total has gone Over 4 times.
The Bears have failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 7 home games and in
their last 7 home games the posted total has gone Over 5 times.
The Bears have covered the spread in their last 5 games facing the Vikings.