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Vikings vs. Bears odds, line: 2022 NFL picks, Week 18 predictions from proven computer model

An NFC North battle is on tap between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 7-9 overall and 4-3 at home, while Chicago is 6-10 overall and 3-5 on the road. Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Vikings have won two of the last three games between the teams. 

Matt Nagy has a 5-2 record vs. the Vikings. Minnesota is favored by 4.5 points in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 44. Before entering any Bears vs. Vikings picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Vikings vs. Bears. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Bears vs. Vikings:

  • Vikings vs. Bears spread: Vikings -4.5
  • Vikings vs. Bears over-under: 44 points

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What you need to know about the Vikings

The Vikings took a 37-10 loss against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. Dalvin Cook was held to 13 yards on nine carries. Green Bay raced out to a 20-3 halftime lead. Minnesota did not score in the first and fourth quarters. Kirk Cousins (health and safety protocols) did not play last week but is expected to be available for the season finale against Chicago. 

Eric Kendricks (illness) is expected to play Sunday. Michael Pierce (illness) is doubtful. Kris Boyd (ribs) and Mackensie Alexander (ankle) are questionable. 

What you need to know about the Bears

Meanwhile, Chicago routed the New York Giants last Sunday, 29-3. David Montgomery had 81 scrimmage yards and two rushing TDs. Darnell Mooney caught seven balls for 69 yards and a TD. Trevis Gipson had his first career two-sack game and forced two fumbles. 

Akiem Hicks (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game. Robert Quinn (shoulder) and Eddie Goldman (finger) are questionable. Justin Fields is in the league’s health and safety protocols and is considered unlikely to play. 

How to make Bears vs. Vikings picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bears vs. Vikings? And which side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NFL picks.

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