Last Updated on January 3, 2023 1:51 pm by Erwin Noguera
The New Year is here, and we have all the chance to have a great start, just like any other. However, there is still one more thing about to end, and that is the NFL Regular Season.
We are on the last matchday before the playoff stage begins. There are chances for 8 teams who are fighting for the last 3 spots available depending on what happens in their last match.
For now, we place our focus on the match between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. This time will have the Bears as hosts at Soldier Field.
The Vikings do not have to worry about much, as they have already clinched a playoff spot as division leaders, with a run of 12-4.
The Bears do not have anything to prove in this match either, as their opportunity to get into the playoffs is long gone.
We Expect an interesting game with not much at stake, so it will be Football in its purest form.
Sunday, January 8th at noon ET at the Soldier Field
Chicago Bears +154
Minnesota Vikings -190
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Why Bet the Chicago Bears
Chicago continues to see impressive strides by their starting quarterback.
Justin Fields has been sensational this season as a playmaker at the position, and he continues to generate highlight-reel plays week in and week out.
While Fields has been the star of the offense, the rest of the team is doing very little to support him.
The Bears went into this season intending to flip the roster, and there’s very little top-tier talent left to speak of as they head into their final game of the year.
Why Bet the Minnesota Vikings
We’re 17 weeks into the season at this point, and it is still hard to answer key questions about this 2022 Vikings team.
Are they worthy of their impressive record? Are they overachievers?
Yes, they have 12 wins on the season, and they’ve shown some clutch performances late in games to get them to that impressive mark.
The Vikings have four losses on the season through 17 weeks, and they’ve been outscored 50-139 in those games. The point is that, when they are on a bad day, they look horrible.
And now a 12-win team that’s battling for the No. 2 seed in the NFC is just 1.5-point favorites over a 3-13 Bears roster void of talent.
Final Betting Analysis: Bears vs. Vikings
With a chance to hold a home-field advantage over nearly every other team in the NFC playoff picture, we should see Minnesota play their starters this week and look to win decisively to build momentum heading into the postseason.
However, with this Vikings team that no one can figure out, any outcome is a possibility.
Teams have taken care of Chicago early.
The Bears get in trouble by the 2nd quarter.
That grants opponents chances to make halftime adjustments with a lead to protect.
With the seeming inability and/or unwillingness to throw, that puts Chicago in a box.
Even though the Vikings are not a dominant team by any stretch, they have the weapons on offense to push the issue and if the Bears have too many 3-and-outs, points come in bunches. Go for Minnesota.
Go for a win at -190 on the Minnesota Vikings. If you put $100 at the Vikings at -190 you’ll get $52.63 for a total payout of $ 152.63.
Bears vs. Vikings Betting Pick: Minnesota Vikings