Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting odds on Sunday have the Chicago Bears a three point home favorite against the Minnesota Vikings on the NFL Week 7 odds board.

It is a battle for first place in the NFC North as both teams are 3-3. Many gamblers will be able to watch this game on FOX as it is one of the best football betting matchups for the early games on Sunday.

NFL betting stats show that Minnesota and Chicago have split their last 10 meetings. Last year the Vikings won both football betting matchups against Chicago, winning 20-13 at home and 34-31 at Chicago. At Chicago, the Bears are 4-1 straight up and 3-1-1 against the football betting spread in their last five meetings. The Vikings as a road underdog are below .500 the past three years according to NFL betting stats. The Bears though are just a 50-50 proposition as home chalk the past three seasons according to football betting stats.

As you look at the NFL betting total you should know that the over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between the two teams. The Bears have been a solid over team at home in recent seasons going over the total 60% of the time since 2005 according to NFL betting stats.

Sunday’s game is a matchup between two excellent running attacks according to NFL betting stats. The Vikings have the explosive Adrian Peterson while the Bears have Rookie of the Year candidate Matt Forte. With the running games looking equal according to NFL betting stats, it could be which quarterback makes the most plays. Kyle Orton has played very well for Chicago this season according to NFL betting experts while Gus Frerotte has had his moments for Minnesota.

Chicago has been known for playing tough defense in recent seasons but last year they struggled on defense and this year they have shown similar weaknesses according to NFL betting experts. The Bears couldn’t hold on last week giving up a big pass play and losing to Atlanta. Minnesota has actually played better defensively than the Bears this season according to NFL betting stats. The Vikings are 7th while the Bears rank 12th according to NFL betting numbers.

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