The Chicago Bears (6-3) have already surpassed last season’s win total, and they have their eyes set on winning the NFC North for the first time since 2010 when they were one victory away from making it to the Super Bowl. But the Minnesota Vikings (5-3-1) have other ideas and will look to upset the Bears this week on Sunday Night Football as 2.5-point road underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Chicago finally broke a 10-game losing streak against divisional opponents last week in a 34-22 win over the Detroit Lions as seven-point favorites at Soldier Field. The Bears defeated an NFC North foe for the first time since the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, as they beat the Vikings 20-10 on Halloween of that year as five-point home underdogs for their previous divisional victory.
That remains the lone win for Chicago in the past seven meetings between the teams though, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. But the Bears have still covered three of the last four versus the Vikings.
Earlier Sunday, there are five more games worth watching and wagering on. The Baltimore Ravens (4-5) will be looking to break a three-game skid when they host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) in a key AFC North matchup. There was no line on that game as of midweek due to the status of Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco (hip), but Cincinnati has won eight of the previous 10 in the series straight up with a 7-3 mark against the spread.
In the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans (5-4) will visit the Indianapolis Colts (4-5) as 2.5-point road underdogs on the NFL Week 11 odds. The Colts have dominated this matchup lately, going 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS in the past 13 meetings. The Titans have also won just once in the last 10 road games between the teams, and that came in Week 12 of 2017.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1) will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) as 5.5-point road favorites. The Steelers have gone 3-9 ATS in the past 12 road meetings with the Jaguars, who beat them 45-42 on the road in the playoffs last season.
In the AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers (7-2) will host the Denver Broncos (3-6) as seven-point home favorites. The Broncos have surprisingly won 11 of the past 14 meetings with the Chargers, who have covered four of their last five games overall.
And another marquee matchup featuring the league’s hottest team will take place in New Orleans (8-1) when the Saints host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) as 8.5-point home favorites. New Orleans is riding an eight-game winning streak and has covered the spread in seven straight.nf
Meanwhile, Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last seven visits to the Superdome but riding a 2-6 ATS run overall after a 27-20 home loss to the Dallas Cowboys as a 7.5-point home favorite on Sunday night.