Monday Night Football Predictions Week 15 | MNF Picks & Vikings vs Bears Best Bets

Going into Week 15, both the Vikings and the Bears are on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff picture. But somehow, both teams aren’t out of contention. Washington currently owns the No. 7 seed in the NFC, and they already have seven losses on the season.

Can one of these teams make a late-season push for the playoffs? They’ll need to get a win on Monday Night Football in order to start that run. So who should you bet on in this NFC North battle? Let’s dive in with our best MNF bets and Vikings and Bears predictions.

Please note that all NFL Week 15 MNF odds and lines are current as of 10 a.m. EST on Monday, December 20.

Monday Night Football Prediction Week 15

The Vikings are one of the most frustrating teams in the NFL. They can clearly play with anyone after beating the Green Bay Packers earlier this season. But then, they lost to Detroit and nearly blew a 29-point lead against Pittsburgh. However, this is a good matchup for them on Monday Night Football with 11 days of rest.


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The Bears are really struggling to get stops on defense and their run defense has dropped off. Can Justin Fields make enough plays in the passing game to win this game? We shall see, but the Vikings are the pick here in this contest.

NFL Week 15 MNF Prediction: Vikings 27, Bears 20


Monday Night Football Best Bets Week 15

MNF Best Bet: Vikings -6.5 (-113) on TwinSpires

Wager: 1 Unit

Nearly every game the Vikings play in ends up being a one-score contest. In fact, the last non-one-score game the Vikings played in was in Week 3 against the Seahawks (30-17 win).

However, the Vikings are just the better team here. They have one of the most balanced offenses in the NFL and Dalvin Cook is coming off one of the best games of his career. With 11 days to rest and prepare for this game, he should be fairly healthy and ready to do.

Meanwhile, the defense for the Bears has drastically fallen off over the last few weeks as they’ve given up a combined 78 points in the last two games. Their defense ranks 24 in points per game allowed (25.5) and they’ve shown an inability to stop the pass without Khalil Mack rushing the quarterback.

It’s not going to be pretty, but expect the Vikings to cover the spread in our NFL bet of the day as they should win by a touchdown.

spread

-113

Vikings To Cover -6.5 Spread @ Bears

MIN @ CHI | 12/20, 8:15 PM ET

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MNF Best Bet: Over 45 Total Points (-112) on TwinSpires

Wager: 1 Unit

Believe it or not, the Vikings have a top-three offensive when it comes to yards per game. They are averaging 5.9 yards per play, which is one of the best in the NFL. But their offense isn’t quite as good when it comes to putting points up on the board. They are averaging 26.5 points per game, good enough for 11th in the NFL.

Can the Vikings put up an average offensive performance on Monday Night Football? If the answer is yes, that means the Over will probably hit. Chicago is only averaging 18 points per game this season, but their offense has been a tad better over the last few weeks.

The Vikings will have to do the heavy lifting here but look for the Over to hit in Minnesota in this primetime contest.

over-under

-112

Over 45 Total Points In Vikings @ Bears

MIN @ CHI | 12/20, 8:15 PM ET

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  • Early money slightly leaning towards the over in the 49ers-Rams matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting good two-way action on the over/under for the NFC Championship Game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 46 points has attracted 55% of the bets and 60% of the money thus far. Much moreso than the AFC Championship Game, the betting splits on the point spread and total in this game are much more evenly split, so the sportsbook does not have too much liability on either at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Los Angeles's -170 moneyline odds have attracted 60% of the bets and 70% of the money.

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  • Early bettors give slight lean to the Rams over the 49ers

    Based on the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook, the favored Los Angeles Rams are getting slightly more betting attention in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Los Angeles's -3.5 point spread has received 65% of the bets and 61% of the handle thus far. Bettors are clearly torn in this matchup considering the Rams have arguably been playing better football through the first two playoff games, while the 49ers have won six consecutive games against the Rams, including a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory in Los Angeles.

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  • Early money more than 4/1 on the over in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's over/under in the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 54.5 points has attracted 75% of the bets and 85% of the money thus far. At this point, the sportsbook has big liability to the Chiefs point spread and the over in this matchup, as their most ideal scenario would be a Bengals cover in a low-scoring game at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Kansas City's -335 moneyline odds have attracted 58% of the bets and 61% of the money.

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  • Early money 3/1 on the Chiefs over the Bengals

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, as the majority of the action is backing the favored Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Kansas City's -7 point spread has received 61% of the bets and 76% of the handle thus far. Cincinnati is shaping up to be the biggest need of any side or any total this weekend, as the public seems to be enamored with the Chiefs after their thrilling Divisional Round win over Buffalo.

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  • 49ers-Rams over/under reaches lowest number of the week

    After another line movement, the over/under for the NFC Championship matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams has reached its lowest total of the week.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the 49ers-Rams over/under on Sunday night was posted at 47.5 points. It was quickly bet down to 46.5 in less than 24 hours. However, it has once again moved toward the under, and now currently sits at 46 points. Given that there has not yet been buyback on the over, it is extremely unlikely we see the total get back to anywhere close to the 47.5 points it opened at.

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