The Vikings are still playing for home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs so they will want to have a good performance in this one. The Bears on the other hand, have played like one of the worst teams in the NFL of late and will not be a popular football betting choice in this matchup.
NFL betting has seen the Vikings do very well this season with the running of Adrian Peterson and the passing of Brett Favre. They should not have much trouble against a Chicago defense that gave up 31 points last week to Baltimore. Minnesota has been unstoppable many times this season as they have multiple offensive weapons that can give defenses a lot of trouble. The Chicago offense has been terrible and last week they turned it over six times. Last week in he NFL betting loss, Jay Cutler threw three interceptions and now leads the league with 25. Cutler was horrible last week, going 10 for 27 for 94 yards. Chicago has now lost six of seven overall and they could be in for a coaching change when this season is over.
Minnesota and Chicago have actually split their last ten meetings both straight up and against the football betting odds. The Vikings won last month though, routing the Bears 36-10 in NFL betting in a game played in Minnesota. Last year when the teams played in Chicago it was a high scoring game that Chicago won 48-41 in NFL betting. Many people might be surprised to know that the Bears have actually won four of their last five at home against the Vikings.
Normally in Monday Night Football the public likes to take the home underdog. That is not likely to be the case in this NFL betting matchup though since Chicago is simply awful. Cutler is giving games away and the Bears defense can’t stop anyone. With the powerful Vikings offense and with Minnesota still playing for the top spot in the NFC, the Vikings are likely to attract at lot of NFL betting attention.
Minnesota ranks in the Top 10 in both most points scored and fewest points allowed this football betting season. On the other side of this football betting matchup, Chicago is just average on defense and below average on offense.