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NFL Expert Picks: Experts Predict Vikings-Bears

The Vikings (10-5) are facing off against the Chicago Bears (7-8) at U.S. Bank Stadium to end the regular season.

The game won't change the Vikings seed in the playoff picture as they are locked in at No. 6 with a win, loss or tie.

The Bears are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game on Sunday:

Bears 20, Vikings 14 — Gregg Rosenthal,

The Vikings are locked into the No. 6 seed and want to get healthy for the playoffs. Then again, has this offense earned the right to take a week off after essentially no-showing against the Packers? The Bears offense, both limited and predictable, is one group I'm excited to stop watching each week. I'll take Mitchell Trubisky, who could possibly be ending his Bears tenure with a win, on the hunch that Vikings backup quarterback Sean Mannion will play most of this game.

Vikings 21, Bears 20 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

The Vikings are locked in as the sixth seed, so they might not play anybody. That would make sense. But they were beaten up Monday night and could have to show something before playing next week. They will win here, but not by much.

Bears 23, Vikings 20 — Tadd Haislop, Sporting News

The Vikings locked themselves into the No. 6 seed for the playoffs when they lost to the Packers on Monday night, making this game meaningless as it relates to the playoff picture. Assuming Minnesota will rest key starters in preparation for its road Wild Card game against the No. 3 seed, and given that Chicago will want to save some face for its lost season, the Bears will get it done.

Vikings 23, Bears 10 — Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

The Bears seem to be going through the motions offensively, and their defense is trying its best to keep things together during an injury-riddled season. The Vikings want to enter the playoffs on a high in front of a tough first-round matchup with the division out of reach. They also won't be happy that the Bears, who beat them earlier, kept them shy of taking the NFC North.

Vikings 24, Bears 10 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

It's a meaningless game for both teams, but I think the Vikings will be eager to turn in a good performance heading into the playoffs.

Vikings 24, Bears 21 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

The Bears packed it in last week. The Vikings have no reason to try to win this one. Flip a coin, and walk away before it lands.

Win Percentage: 54.1%, Average Score: Vikings 21.0, Bears 19.9 — FOX Sports

FiveThirtyEight's 2019 NFL forecast uses an Elo-based model to calculate each team's chances of advancing to the playoffs and winning Super Bowl LIV. Playoff probabilities are based on 20,000 simulations of the season and will update after each game.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 71% —

5 of 8 experts pick the Vikings, CBS Sports

10 of 10 experts pick the Vikings, SB Nation

6 of 7 experts picks the Vikings, USA TODAY Sports