After what was a not-so-exciting shutout win of the Seattle Seahawks last week, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings.
The Vikings also came away with a victory last week, pulling off a huge win versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
With the Packers having a fairly significant lead in the division, this NFC North matchup does not have as much significance behind it as it could. However, a Minnesota win on Sunday could prove to be a turning point in the season. That being said, let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this Packers vs Vikings matchup so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Green Bay Packers at Minnesota
Last week, most NFL fans were expecting much more from a Green Bay Packers versus Seattle Seahawks matchup. Especially with Aaron Rodgers’ return from Covid Protocol and Russell Wilson’s return from his finger injury.
However, what we got was a masterful showing by the Green Bay defense, a defense that became the first team to shut out Russell Wilson in his entire career.
The win marked their eighth win in their last nine games, and much of it can be attributed to the stepping up of backup running back A.J. Dillon, who scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Aaron Jones went down with an ankle injury midway through last week’s game, and he has already been ruled out this week, putting the pressure back on Dillon.
Rodgers failed to throw for a touchdown last week, and I do not expect that to happen again versus a division rival.
Last week, they pulled off a slight upset win against the Los Angeles Chargers on the road.
Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdown passes to Tyler Conklin, bringing his season total to 18. He also has not thrown an interception since their October 10th matchup versus the Lions.
Dalvin Cook played well last week as well. Despite the current drama around his name, he rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The Vikings have not been an easy team to beat this season. With a record of 4-5, you would expect them to at least have one blowout loss or just an overall bad game. However, their five losses have come by a combined 18 points.
With the home-field advantage, I’m this one; the Vikings could be looking at another close matchup, this time within the division.
Bettors across the country have pushed the odds on MyBookie heavily in this matchup. The Packers are now only -2 point favorites versus the Vikings after opening up close to -3. The over/under total is fairly low after a rough past two weeks of offense for the Packers. MyBookie lists it at 49.
Last week, Aaron Rodgers had no on-field practice with his team and was still able to manage the game efficiently and lead the Packers to victory.
With Aaron Rodgers’ known success against NFC North opponents, I think he will do the same thing again, however with a week of on-field practices; I don’t expect the Packers to have to rely on their defense as much.
The Vikings will keep it close, but a spread of -2 makes it fairly easy to cover for the Packers.
Take the Packers on the road in Minneapolis.
The Pick: Packers -2 (-110)