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Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears ATS Picks

Vikings vs. Bears Against the Spread

Mitchell Trubisky will make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football, as the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on ESPN. Trubisky was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft and he takes over from Mike Glennon who has not played well for the Bears this season. Trubisky will get a tough test on Monday night, as he faces a Minnesota defense that is giving up just 19 points per game. Let’s look at this matchup and NFL picks.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
Date and Time: Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Week 5 Opening NFL Odds: Check Back Later
Vikings vs. Bears TV Coverage: ESPN

The Vikings come into this game at 2-2 but they have some serious injury problems. They have been without quarterback Sam Bradford for the last two games and his status for Monday night is questionable. If he can’t go then it would be Case Keenum getting the start. The Vikings lost rookie running back Dalvin Cook last week to a season-ending injury and his loss is huge, as he was one of the top backs in the league through four weeks.

The Bears are 1-3 and making the change to Trubisky for this game on Monday. He will join Houston’s Deshaun Watson and Cleveland’s DeShone Kizer as rookie quarterbacks starting this season. Watson has looked good this season for Houston, while Kizer has struggled for Cleveland. The Bears lost three of the four games with Glennon at quarterback and after last week’s loss, the Bears decided to make the change to Trubisky.

Key Stat

The Vikings are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 meetings in Chicago. The Vikings are 9-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Vikings are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in October. The Vikings are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC North. The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.

The Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 NFL Monday games. The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC.

The Over is 4-1 in the Vikings last 5 games overall. The Under is 13-4 in the Vikings last 17 vs. the NFC North. The Under is 15-6-1 in the Vikings last 22 road games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.

Vikings vs. Bears Free Picks

This has all the looks of a defensive struggle, as the Bears will likely be conservative with Trubisky and the Vikings will be the same, especially if Keenum gets the start. I will go under the total at BetDSI.

Vikings vs. Bears Week 5 ATS Pick: Take the Under at BetDSI

Vikings vs. Bears Score Prediction: Bears 17, Vikings 14