Bears vs Vikings Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct 9)

Bears vs Vikings Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct 9)


Bears vs Vikings Week 5 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 5
Chicago Bears (2-2, 0-2 Away) vs. Minnesota Vikings (3-1, 2-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
Coverage: FOX

The Minnesota Vikings will aim to stay undefeated at home this season when they host the Chicago Bears in Week 4 NFL action. The Bears will be looking to bounce back from a 20-12 Week 4 loss to the New York Giants. Chicago had three promising red zone drives, yet scored zero touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the Vikings came out on top in a dramatic battle against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson tallied 147 yards on 10 receptions and scored a rushing touchdown as well. His efforts along with the efforts of kicker Greg Joseph (5 field goals) secured a 28-25 victory.

Bears vs Vikings Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CHI: (+290) | MIN: (-360)
Spread: CHI: +7.5 (-110) | MIN: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Updated (Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:25 a.m. EST): The Vikings enter this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated NFL odds, which have slightly shifted towards Minnesota throughout the week. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lowest projected totals (43.5) on the NFL Week 5 slate, which has held steady in recent days.

Bears vs Vikings Prediction & Pick

The Vikings have won three of their last four games against the Bears, holding them to an average of 18.0 points per game during that span. That defense is going to be the key to the game once again as Chicago is only allowing 19.3 points per game (No. 11 in NFL). Points are going to be hard to come by.

The Vikings have one huge advantage in this game and that their arsenal of offensive weapons. Jefferson, Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook and K.J. Osborn outshine Darnell Mooney, Khalil Herbet, Cole Kmet and Dante Pettis of the Bears. The talent gap there will be too much for Chicago to overcome.

Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 24 | Bears: 17

Bears vs Vikings Betting Trends

- Chicago is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Chicago's last six games.
- Minnesota is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against a NFC North opponent.
- The total has hit the under in 13 of Minnesota's last 20 games against Chicago.

Bears vs Vikings Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The spread for this game is set at 7.5 points, but expecting the Vikings win by more than a touchdown in a divisional contest may be a stretch. Shifting gears to the point total is the best option here. Keep in mind both of these defenses rank among the top 12 in terms of points allowed per game in 2022.

Head coach Matt Eberflus is not afraid to lean on the rushing attack, either, which means the clock will keep on moving when Chicago has the ball. The under has hit in 13 of the last 20 matchups between the Vikings and the Bears and it has also hit in three of Chicago's four games this season.

Bet: Under 43.5 Points (-106)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.