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    The Minnesota Vikings (1-4) hit the road for a NFC North clash against the Chicago Bears (1-4) on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at Soldier Field.

    On offense, the Vikings rank ninth in the NFL with 362.4 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 19th in total defense (342.4 yards allowed per contest). The Bears have sputtering on defense, ranking fourth-worst with 384.2 total yards allowed per game. They have been more productive on offense, compiling 334.4 total yards per contest (14th-ranked).

    Vikings vs. Bears Picks

    Splash Inc. users think the Vikings will win straight up against the Bears on Sunday, with 57.3% of users picking them to come out on top. Meanwhile 53.6% of users expect the Bears to cover the 2.5-point spread.

    Game Info: Vikings vs. Bears

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Soldier Field

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    Check out the betting insights and trends below before making a bet on Sunday’s Minnesota-Chicago spread (Minnesota -2.5) or total (44.5 points).

    Game Trends for Vikings

    • The Vikings are 1-3-1 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Vikings are 1-1 against the spread.
    • One of the Vikings’ five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings are putting up 362.4 yards per game on offense this season (ninth in NFL), and they are giving up 342.4 yards per game (19th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Vikings rank 16th in scoring offense (22 points per game) and 23rd in scoring defense (24.4 points allowed per game) this year.
    • The Vikings have the 22nd-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (240 allowed per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with 281.6 passing yards per game.
    • The Vikings rank fourth-worst in rushing offense (80.8 rushing yards per game), but they’ve been better on defense, ranking 13th with 102.4 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • The Vikings are averaging a 38.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (20th in NFL), and they are surrendering a 43.7% third-down percentage (25th) on the other side of the ball.
    • The Vikings rank 12th in yards per play allowed this year (5.4), but they’ve been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 6.2 yards per play.
    • The Vikings own the worst turnover margin in the league at -9, forcing three turnovers (28th in NFL) while turning it over 12 times (32nd in NFL).

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Kirk Cousins: 1,498 PASS YDS / 299.6 YPG / 67.2% / 13 TD / 4 INT
    • Alexander Mattison: 64 CAR / 276 YDS / 55.2 YPG / 0 TD / 14 REC / 76 YDS / 15.2 YPG / 2 TD
    • Cam Akers: 32 CAR / 84 YDS / 28 YPG / 1 TD / 4 REC / 14 YDS / 4.7 YPG / 0 TD
    • Justin Jefferson: 36 REC / 571 YDS / 114.2 YPG / 3 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 30 REC / 254 YDS / 50.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jordan Addison: 19 REC / 249 YDS / 49.8 YPG / 3 TD
    • Camryn Bynum: 51 TKL / 2 TFL / 2 PD

    Game Trends for Bears

    • The Bears have covered the spread once in five opportunities this season.
    • The Bears have a 1-2-1 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • All Bears five game with a set total have hit the over.

    Stats & Insights for Bears

    • The Bears’ defense has been bottom-five in total defense this season, surrendering 384.2 total yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst. On the offensive side of the ball, they rank 14th with 334.4 total yards per contest.
    • The Bears rank 12th in points per game (23), but they’ve been less productive defensively, ranking third-worst in the NFL with 31.4 points ceded per contest.
    • The Bears’ defense has been a bottom-five unit in pass defense this season, surrendering 286 passing yards per game, which ranks second-worst in the NFL. On the offensive side of the ball, they rank 18th with 203.6 passing yards per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, the Bears are generating 130.8 rushing yards per contest (ninth-ranked). They rank 12th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (98.2 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • The Bears have been struggling on third down, ranking worst with a 57.4% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. They have been better on the other side of the ball, putting up a 40% third-down rate (14th-ranked).
    • The Bears rank eighth in yards per play (5.9), but they’ve been less productive defensively, fifth-worst in the NFL with 6.2 yards surrendered per play.
    • At -4, the Bears sport the 25th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL, with four forced turnovers (23rd in NFL) and eight turnovers committed (20th in NFL).

    Best Players for Bears

    • Justin Fields: 1,143 PASS YDS / 228.6 YPG / 61.8% / 11 TD / 5 INT / 39 CAR / 191 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
    • Khalil Herbert: 51 CAR / 272 YDS / 54.4 YPG / 0 TD / 10 REC / 83 YDS / 16.6 YPG / 1 TD
    • D.J. Moore: 27 REC / 531 YDS / 106.2 YPG / 5 TD
    • Cole Kmet: 23 REC / 231 YDS / 46.2 YPG / 3 TD
    • Darnell Mooney: 8 REC / 104 YDS / 26 YPG / 1 TD
    • T.J. Edwards: 61 TKL / 2 TFL / 1 SACK
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