Week 17 Against the Spread Expert Picks: Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

Expert ATS Standings for 2014 with all weekly data and last 5 weeks score

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Matchup Guides:

CAR @ ATL    CLE @ BAL    DAL @ WAS    IND @ TEN    JAX @ HOU    CHI @ MIN   NYJ @ MIA    SD @ KC
BUF @ NE     NO @ TB    PHI @ NYG    OAK @ DEN    DET @ GB    ARI @ SF    STL @ SEA    CIN @ PIT

 

Chicago Bears  CHI @ Minnesota Vikings  MIN
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 70% 40% 100% 1 David Moore DallasNews.com 68% 86% 50% CHI
2 Numberfire Numberfire 68% 50% 86% MIN 2 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 62% 86% 38% CHI
3 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 55% 25% 86% MIN 3 Walterfootball Walterfootball 79% 71% 88% MIN
4 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 55% 25% 86% CHI 4 Dave Richard CBS 73% 71% 75% CHI
5 Tom Rock Newsday 51% 17% 86% 5 Brandon George DallasNews.com 67% 71% 63% MIN
6 John Boell Newsday 61% 50% 71% MIN 6 Bill Simmons Grantland 64% 71% 57% CHI
7 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 61% 50% 71% MIN 7 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 61% 71% 50% MIN
8 Brandon George DallasNews.com 54% 38% 71% MIN 8 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 54% 71% 38% MIN
9 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 48% 25% 71% MIN 9 Numberfire Numberfire 54% 71% 38% MIN
10 Dave Tuley ESPN 58% 50% 67% 10 Tom Rock Newsday 62% 67% 57%
11 Pickwatch Pickwatch 38% 17% 60% CHI 11 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 72% 57% 88% MIN
12 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 54% 50% 57% CHI 12 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 72% 57% 88% MIN
13 Walterfootball Walterfootball 54% 50% 57% MIN 13 Sam Farmer LA Times 72% 57% 88% CHI
14 Jason La Canfora CBS 47% 38% 57% CHI 14 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 64% 57% 71% CHI
15 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 47% 38% 57% CHI 15 Ben Volin Boston Globe 60% 57% 63% MIN
16 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 47% 38% 57% CHI 16 Jason La Canfora CBS 60% 57% 63% CHI
17 Bob Glauber Newsday 45% 33% 57% 17 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 60% 57% 63% CHI
18 Dave Richard CBS 41% 25% 57% CHI 18 John Breech CBS 54% 57% 50% MIN
19 Will Brinson CBS 41% 25% 57% CHI 19 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 54% 57% 50% CHI
20 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 35% 13% 57% MIN 20 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 41% 57% 25% CHI
21 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 35% 13% 57% MIN 21 Bob Glauber Newsday 39% 50% 29%
22 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 59% 75% 43% CHI 22 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 32% 50% 14%
23 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 53% 63% 43% CHI 23 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 59% 43% 75% CHI
24 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 53% 63% 43% CHI 24 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 59% 43% 75% CHI
25 David Moore DallasNews.com 53% 63% 43% CHI 25 Ryan Wilson CBS 59% 43% 75% CHI
26 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 53% 63% 43% CHI 26 John Boell Newsday 57% 43% 71% MIN
27 Josh Katzowitz CBS 46% 50% 43% CHI 27 Vic Tafur SFGate 53% 43% 63% MIN
28 Bill Simmons Grantland 46% 50% 43% CHI 28 Frank Schwab Yahoo 53% 43% 63% MIN
29 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 46% 50% 43% 29 Teamrankings Teamrankings 46% 43% 50% CHI
30 Ben Volin Boston Globe 40% 38% 43% MIN 30 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 60% 33% 88% CHI
31 Jim McBride Boston Globe 40% 38% 43% CHI 31 Will Brinson CBS 52% 29% 75% CHI
32 Pete Prisco CBS 40% 38% 43% MIN 32 Josh Katzowitz CBS 46% 29% 63% CHI
33 Ryan Wilson CBS 40% 38% 43% CHI 33 Shalise Young Boston Globe 39% 29% 50% CHI
34 Shalise Young Boston Globe 34% 25% 43% CHI 34 Pete Prisco CBS 39% 29% 50% MIN
35 Teamrankings Teamrankings 52% 75% 29% CHI 35 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 39% 29% 50% CHI
36 John Breech CBS 39% 50% 29% MIN 36 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 33% 29% 38% MIN
37 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 39% 50% 29% CHI 37 Pickwatch Pickwatch 43% 20% 67% CHI
38 Frank Schwab Yahoo 39% 50% 29% MIN 38 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 35% 20% 50%
39 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 21% 13% 29% CHI 39 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 45% 14% 75% CHI
40 Vic Tafur SFGate 45% 75% 14% MIN 40 Jim McBride Boston Globe 26% 14% 38% CHI
41 Sam Farmer LA Times 38% 63% 14% CHI 41 Dave Tuley ESPN 50% 0% 100%
Average Home Road Average Home Road
47% 42% 53% 54% 48% 60%