Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears early prediction and odds for Week 18

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Will the Minnesota Vikings end their 2022 regular season with a victory on the road in a Week 18 matchup against the Chicago Bears?

Following a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will look to finish the 2022 regular season on a high note when they head out on the road to take on the Chicago Bears in Week 18.

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell hasn’t revealed whether his team will play their starters on Sunday. But with just one week until the playoffs, and the chance of getting the No. 2 seed in the NFC being pretty low, Minnesota allowing some of their top players to rest against the Bears would probably be a wise decision.

This is how Chicago seems to be approaching the regular-season finale at least, as they’ve already ruled out quarterback Justin Fields for the matchup.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears odds Week 18

Point Spread:

  • Vikings -7.5 (-104)
  • Bears +7.5 (-118)


  • Vikings -330
  • Bears +265


  • 43.5 points
    • Over  -105
    • Under -115

(Odds via FanDuel)

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears prediction Week 18

Including this Sunday’s contest, the Vikings have been favored by oddsmakers in 12 of their 17 games this season. In the 11 matchups that they were favored leading up to this weekend, Minnesota wound up getting the victory in each of them.

We should expect the Vikings to win another game in which they’re the favorite when they take on the Bears on Sunday. Chicago has no desire to win, as they are hoping to land the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, which could end up in their hands with a loss on Sunday.

So it probably won’t be the most enjoyable of all the games this week, but Minnesota should be able to leave the field inside Soldier Field with their 13th win of the season.

Prediction: Vikings win

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(Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.)