Remember me Reset Password


Tips For Betting On Bears Vikings – Vikings Try To Get Back On Track As Season Slips Away

Posted by Tony Bryant on 12/4/2012 5:31:28 PM

The Minnesota Vikings were not expected to do anything but sink to the cellar of the NFC North Division this season. Yet, entering week 14, they have a shot at the playoffs.

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, December 9   
Football betting line: Chicago -2.5

Why Chicago Will Win

When poker is played, you have to have someone who can shut up and deal. It's true that the Bears did not beat the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, but it still stands that quarterback Jay Cutler dealt a mean set of cards to the Seahawks, forcing them to win in overtime when the odds pointed to a regulation-time win for Seattle. Cutler's 56-yard pass to receiver Brandon Marshall – done in the final 20 seconds of regulation from Chicago's own red zone – represented a remarkable turnaround. More specifically, though, it was the kind of throw that few NFL quarterbacks could make. Cutler gives Chicago the ability to stretch the field on offense and pry open opportunities against the Vikings' defense. This is one point to keep in mind when you evaluate this game.

The other thing to realize about this contest is that Minnesota's offense just isn't getting the job done. Quarterback Christian Ponder is now engaged to marry ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele, and it could very well be that Ponder's personal life is detracting from his level of on-field performance… this wouldn't be the first time that an athlete's love life has led to diminishing returns between the painted white lines of Sunday competition. Ponder has to be a lot better this weekend in order to beat the Bears' defense, and right now, he probably shouldn't be trusted.

Why Minnesota Will Win

Betting analysts have to be fascinated by the Vikings. This team has outperformed expectations this season, even though it has squandered a 5-2 start by losing four of its last five games. This is still a team in the playoff hunt. It needs some help, but with a win here over a good Chicago side, it can thrust itself back into the heart of the playoff picture.

The biggest source of hope for the Vikings in this game is that Christian Ponder – though struggling at quarterback in recent weeks – fits the prototype of the kind of quarterback that gives Chicago's defense problems. Last weekend, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson devastated the Bears with his mobility and his penchant for being able to get out of the pocket and break containment. The Bears could not pen in Wilson, who was able to run and, on other occasions, buy time for his receivers. Wilson's performance came on the heels of another Chicago face-plant on defense. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick – faster than Wilson in all probability (though the margin is very close) – similarly laid waste to the Bears and made them look slow in a Monday night game before Thanksgiving. Mobile quarterbacks hurt Chicago, and that's Minnesota's big weapon on Sunday.

Who Will Win

The Vikings are in a must-win situation, and they do have the potential to give the Bears fits. However, is Christian Ponder ready to win this game, or is he focused on Samantha Steele and little else? Take Chicago here; Ponder needs to show that he can play well in December, not just September.

NFL Football Betting Pick: Chicago  



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top