NFL PICKS WEEK 12: Vikings vs. Bears


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In a Monday night showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings, led by quarterback Joshua Dobbs and standout receiver T.J. Hockenson, will face off against the Chicago Bears, featuring the dynamic duo of quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver D.J. Moore. 



SPREAD: Chicago Bears +3.5 (-119), Minnesota Vikings-3.5 (-101)

MONEYLINE:  Chicago Bears +155, Minnesota Vikings-180

TOTAL:  Chicago Bears O 43 (-111), Minnesota Vikings U 43 (-109)


Aerial Symphony in the North

NFL Team Minnesota VikingsThe Vikings are coming off a narrow 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, with Dobbs showcasing his skills with 221 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Dobbs, known for his dual-threat capabilities, also contributed 21 yards and a rushing touchdown on the ground. Running back Alexander Mattison provided support in the rushing game, accumulating 81 yards on 18 carries. T.J. Hockenson continued to be a reliable target for Dobbs, recording four receptions for 55 yards.

Looking at the season statistics, Dobbs has been a pivotal force for the Vikings, accumulating 2,216 passing yards with a completion rate of 63.5%. His ability to extend plays with his legs, amassing 389 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, adds a dynamic dimension to the Vikings’ offense. Hockenson has been a consistent playmaker with 736 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn have also made valuable contributions in the passing game.

Defensively, the Vikings feature playmakers like Danielle Hunter, Camryn Bynum, and Byron Murphy, who have excelled in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, interceptions, and pass deflections.

On the betting front, the Vikings boast a 7-3-1 record against the spread this season. However, as favorites of 3.5 points or more, they have a 1-1 ATS record. Vikings games have hit the over in 27.3% of their contests this year, to take under consideration for the NFL lines.

Dobbs and Hockenson orchestrate an aerial masterpiece, aiming to outshine the Bears under the Monday night lights.


Fields of Precision, Moore’s encore

NFL Team Chicago BearsOn the other side, the Bears are coming off a 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions, with Justin Fields putting up 169 passing yards and 104 rushing yards. Running back Khalil Herbert faced a tough outing, managing only 35 yards on 16 carries. D.J. Moore, though, continued to shine, catching seven passes for 96 yards and scoring one touchdown.

Fields has been a dynamic playmaker for the Bears, accumulating 1,370 passing yards with a completion rate of 62.7%. His connection with Moore, who has 889 receiving yards and six touchdowns, has been a highlight of the Bears’ offense. Cole Kmet and D’Onta Foreman have also played crucial roles in supporting Fields in both the passing and rushing games.

Defensively, the Bears feature leaders like T.J. Edwards, Montez Sweat, Tremaine Edmunds, and Tyrique Stevenson, who have made significant contributions in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, interceptions, and pass deflections.

In terms of betting, the Bears hold a 4-6-1 record against the spread this season, and as underdogs of 3.5 points or more, they have a 3-2 ATS record. Bears games have hit the over in 63.6% of their contests this year, important for the NFL odds

Fields leads with precision, while Moore looks to deliver another standout performance as the Bears strive for Monday night glory.