Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Week 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Jan 06, 2022, 11:22 PM
  • The Vikings (7-9) are -5.5 favorites vs the Bears (6-10)
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:00pm EST on FOX
  • Total (Over/Under): 44 points

The Minnesota Vikings (7-9) play the Chicago Bears (6-10) on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:00pm EST at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 44 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, Week 18

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00pm EST
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN at U.S. Bank Stadium

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds & Spread, Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Chicago Bears+5.5 -11044 -110190
Minnesota Vikings -5.5 -11044 -110-225

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Chicago Bears: Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Vikings

The Bears are 1-5 (.167) when allowing 7 or more explosive plays this season — tied for 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .413.

The Bears are 2-8 (.200) when not forcing a fumble this season — tied for 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .422.

The Bears are 4-1 (.800) when allowing less than 3 sacks this season — 4th-best in NFL; League Avg: .575.

The Bears are winless (0-11) when losing at least one fumble since last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: .382.

Minnesota Vikings: Keys to the Game vs. the Chicago Bears

The Vikings are 1-11 (.083) when rushing less than 25 times since last season — 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: .286.

The Vikings are winless (0-9) when rushing at least 4 yards less than 5 times in a game since last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .314.

The Vikings are 1-14 (.067) when rushing at least 4 yards less than 5 times in a game since the 2019 season — 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: .328.

The Vikings are 3-8 (.273) when within 3 points at the two minute warning since the 2019 season — 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .497.

Additional Matchup Notes for Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, Week 18

The Vikings scored on 18.2% of their drives last week — fifth-worst in NFL. The Bears defense allowed scores on 8.3% of opponent drives last week — tied for best in NFL.

The Vikings ran successful plays on just 30.8% of pass attempts last week — tied for third-worst in NFL. Bears allowed successful plays on just 18.2% of pass attempts last week — best in NFL.

The Vikings ran just 1.9% offensive plays in the red zone last week — third-worst in NFL. Bears allowed their opponent to run just 0.0% of plays in the red zone last week — tied for best in NFL.

The Bears ran 24.6% offensive plays in the red zone last week — fourth-best in NFL. Vikings allowed their opponent to run 23.3% of plays in the red zone last week — fifth-worst in NFL.

The Bears have a third down conversion rate of just 34.0% in the second half this season — second-worst in NFL. The Vikings defense has allowed a third down conversion rate of just 31.5% in the second half this season — second-best in NFL.

The Bears have a third down conversion rate of just 32.4% in the second half since the 2020 season — worst in NFL. The Vikings defense has allowed a third down conversion rate of just 35.6% in the second half since last season — fourth-best in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Game, Week 18

  • Minnesota Vikings - No Injuries Reported
  • Chicago Bears - No Injuries Reported

Chicago Bears Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Bears had a third down conversion rate of 10% on third and 10+ yards to go last season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 21%

The Bears had a third down conversion rate of 31% in the 2nd half last season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 41%

The Bears have averaged 206.9 passing yards per game (3,310/16) this season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 245.0.

The Bears converted first downs on just 71 of 205 plays (35%) on 3rd down last season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%

Minnesota Vikings Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Vikings went three and out on 55% of their drives in Week 17 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 21%.

The Vikings have run successful plays on 30% of rush attempts in the 4th quarter this season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

The Vikings have gone three and out 17 times in the 2nd quarter this season — most in NFL.

The Vikings ran successful plays on 58% of pass attempts in the 4th quarter last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 47%

Chicago Bears Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Bears defense allowed a passer rating of just 5.3 (11 Pass Attempts) in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 87.4.

The Bears defense allowed just -0.9 yards per dropback (-10 yards/11 attempts) in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 6.4.

The Bears defense sacked opposing QBs on 27% of pass attempts (4/15) in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 6%.

The Bears defense hit opposing QBs on 55% of pass attempts in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 15%.

Minnesota Vikings Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Vikings defense has tackled opponents for a loss on just 28 of 443 rushing attempts (6% TFL%) this season. — worst in NFL; League Avg: 11%.

The Vikings defense did not record a sack (42 pass attempts) in Week 17 — tied for worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 16.2.

The Vikings defense did not allow a first down on any of their opponents’ 5 rush attempts on 3rd and long last season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: 22%

The Vikings defense allowed 6 broken tackles in Week 17 — tied for 3rd-most in NFL.

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