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Vikings vs. Bears: Game picks, best bets for Week 18 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for Vikings vs. Bears Week 18 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 01, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Vikings 41-17. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Week 18 will see the Minnesota Vikings taking on the Chicago Bears. Kickoff from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will air on Fox. The Vikings are postseason bound, but their seeding can be affected by what happens in this game.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Vikings-Bears in Week 18 of the NFL season.

All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Vikings vs. Bears odds

Spread: Vikings -5.5
Point total: 46
Moneyline: Vikings -225, Bears +190

Our picks, best bets

Pick against the spread: Vikings -5.5

The Vikings won the first matchup of the season against the Bears, 29-22, in Week 5. Minnesota still has a shot at moving up in the seedings but is unable to secure the No. 1 seed. The Bears are playing for pride, but really, overall, the loss benefits them more when it comes to the upcoming NFL Draft. Minnesota needs a statement win heading into the playoffs, and I think they get it while covering.

Over/under: Under 46

The point total in Week 5 surpassed this point total, and I think this game will too. Bears quarterback Justin Fields was ruled out for this game early, meaning Chicago will start backup Nathan Peterman. The Vikings are coming off a loss but should be able to find the endzone a few times against a poor Chicago defense. Even so, I think we see the under hit in this game.

Player prop: TBD