Vikings vs. Bears Prediction and Odds
Two teams with opposite records face each other on the last day of the regular season in the Vikings vs. Bears 01/08/23 game, in which the Vikings hope to go into the postseason in top shape, and the Bears will try not to get steamrolled.
Vikings vs. Bears Preview Games and History
These two NFC Norths have played each other since the Vikings made their way into football as an expansion team in 1961. Even when they were the new boys on the block, the Vikings showed that they meant business, though, winning the first game in this series 37-13, a result that shocked Chicago at the time.
Both these teams have had fantastic offenses at points throughout their history, so the rivalry is often remembered for the tremendous forward play being unleashed against either side’s unenvied defenses.
In the 132 meetings these teams have had, things have always remained quite close, and the overall score is relatively well-balanced, with the Vikings currently leading 64-57-2.
Vikings vs. Bears Odds and Statistics
These teams have only met once in the postseason, when the Bears took home a 35-18 victory in the 1994 Wild Card Round.
There have been big wins for both sides, with the largest victory of 31 points occurring 3 times, twice for the Bears and once for the Vikings.
Experience such a loss twice is made up to the Vikings by the fact that they have the longest win streak in the series, which was an 8-game stretch between 1972 and 1976 that the Bears have come closest to with 2 6-game runs in the 1980s and 2000s.
The Vikings are on a march to set a new record in terms of streaks. They’re currently amidst a stretch of 3 victories that started in 2021 that they’re hoping to expand to 4 during the Vikings vs. Bears 01/08/23 fixture. The Bears almost lost that streak when they met in October, though, with their 29-22 victory requiring them to fight tooth and nail.
Vikings vs. Bears NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
This season has been smooth sailing for the Vikings, aside from a few brief moments. The only thing that hasn’t seen them reach higher levels has been the injuries dotted around the squad, which seem to have especially piled up in the cornerback department. Duke Shelley only ever joined the squad as a last-choice backup. But the veteran has more than stepped up to the plate when those in front of him seemed to be falling like flies at points.
If we can get over that first half where they fell behind 33-0 to the Colts, then it’s time to admit that the Vikings are genuine contenders, for which there’s no better proof than their sensational second-half comeback. Even if you don’t think they have what it takes to make anything of the postseason, there’s no denying this team is as entertaining as any in the league right now, and for that reason alone, it’d be great to see them competing for as long as possible.
Probably the best thing we can say about the Bears is that when they lose – which is 80% of the time – they rarely do so without a fight. They’ve usually remained competitive, even if they do tend to come out 2nd-best in that competition.
Jalen Hurts has had a great season, though, until his form has started to wobble in recent weeks. There’s still a solid foundation to build on, though.
Prediction for Vikings vs Bears 01/08/23
These sides have completely opposite records this season of 12-3 and 3-12, so this one shouldn’t be too hard to pick.
Expecting Minnesota to win the Vikings vs. Bears 01/08/23 game.
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Odds Analysis and Previous Match History
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