Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears betting splits: Bettors are laying the points in NFL Week 5

Bears a 1-2-1 against the spread this season

It should come as no surprise, but people are betting on the Minnesota Vikings (3-1) in this week’s matchup against the Chicago Bears (2-2) in Minneapolis.

Max Meyer, who is an Editorial Content Writer for Caesars Sportsbook, released betting splits via this tweet on Friday. The Vikings have received a majority of the bets and handle to cover the 7.5-point spread against the Bears.

As of Friday, 72.5% of the money was on the Vikings spread. Only six different teams had a higher spread handle ahead of the Week 5 slate. Just over 60% of the tickets are on the Vikings to win by at least eight as well.

This is a significant split, because the Vikings tend to always play close games. They have won their last two meetings with the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints by a combined seven points. But the betting action does help explain why the spread moved up to 7.5 after opening at a touchdown.

Per the database at sportsoddshistory.com, the Bears are 1-2-1 against the spread so far this season. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 1-3 against the spread to begin the Kevin O’Connell era.

While bettors are backing the Vikings this week, that isn’t the most-lopsided action for this upcoming slate. The Tennessee Titans, who are a 2-point favorites against the Washington Commanders, have received the most bets with a ticket count of 86.3%.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received 93.6% of the handle to cover a 10-point spread against the Atlanta Falcons, who are actually the only team 4-0 ATS on the year.

Remember to place your NFL bets at Caesars Sportsbook, which is the official odds partner of Bet Chicago Sports. Illinois readers can sign up with them today to take advantage of their new-user offer ahead of Week 5.

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Shane Jackson

Shane Jackson

Shane Jackson is the Sports Betting Content Director for the Shaw Media Local News Network.