The playoff hunting Minnesota Vikings travel to the Windy City to take on fellow NFC North team, the Chicago Bears, on Monday Night Football. Minnesota is currently 6-7 and on the outside looking in when it comes to a postseason berth. A win here would boost their chances hugely, but the 4-9 Bears won’t roll over and play dead as they play for pride in front of the home crowd.
Vikings Running Back Dalvin Cook had a HUGE day in the Week 14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former FSU runner went for 205 yards & two TDs on the ground in the TNF win and will be looking to maintain that type of form down the stretch to help Minnesota make the playoffs. Cook has 90 or more rushing yards in five of the six games in which he’s been on the field for north of 71% of the offensive snaps. With Minnesota likely needing to win out to make the playoffs, I expect we’ll see a lot of Dalvin Cook tonight against a Bears defense that ranks 24th in the NFL for rushing yards allowed per game. Important to note that Cook went over 90 yards rushing in both games vs Chicago last year.
Spread: Bears +7.0
Game Prediction: Vikings 27-23 Bears
Best Bet: Dalvin Cook over 88.5 rushing yards @ 10/11 with Bet365.