The Line: Minnesota Vikings (-178) vs. Chicago Bears (+150)
This game is a player-prop mine trap. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook went from over/under 84 yards rushing to 91 in a matter of hours. +3 or -3 on the spread is too close for comfort. This could be a lopsided affair. We all know Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins struggles on Monday Night Football (0-9 ATS on MNF). However, don’t forget to take in account this could prove to be the Kirk Cousins bowl against a banged up Bears defense.
Bears can’t afford to lose this one in a tight NFC North race. They are at home, they are underdogs, this could be a big night. However, no David Montgomery running the football tonight. That doesn’t bode well for their lack luster offense. Bears quarterback Nick Foles will have to dial it up. He has been good in garbage time this year. Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is listed as a game-time-decision to play tonight. Bears need Robinson if they want any chance to win or cover the spread tonight.
I like the Over 44 Total Points tonight but I can’t help but feel one of these teams will come out flat. I think the Vikings have a better shot to win because of their weapons on offense but the Bears defense has done a good job of throwing a wrench in opposing offenses plans this season. I chose to stay away from a money line bet in this contest.
My Favorite Bet: (BEARS WR) Darnell Mooney OVER 3.5 Receptions (+108)
Darnell Mooney is not getting any praise and should. He has been a factor in keeping the Bears offensive drives alive this season. While Robinson has gotten the well deserved attention from fans and defenses, Mooney is putting together a quietly good season. Mooney has caught 31 receptions this season for 348 yards and two touchdowns. Averaging 11.2 yards a catch. Mooney has caught 5 passes in both of the Bears last two games. I am excited for a good game tonight. Instead of trying to find a needle in a haystack I am rolling with this player-prop to bring home the bacon.
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