The Bears are dropping rookie QB Mitch Trubisky into the deep end when divisional rival Vikings visit on Monday Night Football. Kick-off is this Monday, October 8th at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Vikings are 3-point favorites.
Minnesota Vikings Vs Chicago Bears Line & Betting Analysis
What: Minnesota Vikings (2-2) at Chicago Bears (1-3)
When: Monday, October 8, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Spread: Vikings -3
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Minnesota vs Chicago
Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings To Beat The Bears
The Vikings rushing offense finished dead last in 2016. With rookie RB Dalvin Cook it took a huge boost this season. With Cook out for the rest of the year with an ACL, it’s time for RB Latavius Murray to handle the workload.
Murray got a three year deal for $15 Million this offseason and it is time for him to earn it. Two years ago Murray recorded 1066-yards with the Oakland Raiders. Last season, he scored 12 touchdowns.
Why Bet The Chicago Bears To Beat The Vikings
QB Mitch Trubisky was selected with the second pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He wasn’t supposed to play this season, but QB Mike Glennon has been so awful the Bears couldn’t keep their top pick on the sideline any longer. Glennon has thrown five interceptions in the last four games.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to get Mitch on the field,” Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “He’s as close to ready as any rookie I’ve ever been around.”
The Bears offense needs to establish run to keep pressure off of Trubisky. Chicago averages 117.5 rushing yards per game this season. With the dangerous duo of Jordan Howard (63 car, 252 yards 4 TDs) and rookie Tarik Cohen (30 car, 181 yards, 0 TDs) there is no reason to the training wheels off of Trubisky this week.
Vikings Vs. Bears Week 5 Betting Analysis:
The Vikings’ defense is the 6th best in the NFL and will not be embarrassed by a rookie QB. Chicago will keep the game close for about one half, but the inevitable rookie mistakes will come. Take Minnesota to win and cover.