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Packers Are Slight NFL Odds Favorite Against Vikings in Week 6

Written by on October 13, 2017

Interesting matchup between NFC North rivals here and there’s a good reason to bet against each team: the Packers are on letdown alert off a last-second win over Dallas, while the Vikings are on a short week after a victory Monday. They are field goal underdogs on the NFL odds. The Vikings are +3 in the Week 6 lines.

Green Bat at Minnesota Week 6 Betting Preview & NFL Odds

When: Sunday, 1 PM ET Where: US Bank Stadium TV: Fox Radio: 620 WTMJ (Green Bay) / KFXN-FM 100.3 (Minnesota) Stream Option: NFL Live Opening NFL Odds: Packers -3 (46.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 9°C/48°F
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 11 mph WNW
  • Cloud Cover: 13%
  • Type of Stadium: Indoor

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Series History

Through 113 meetings, which includes two postseason contests (1-1), the Packers hold a 60-51-2 edge over the Vikings. Green Bay has won five of the last seven at Minnesota. Of the past 29 regular-season meetings between the teams, 20 of those games have been decided by seven points or less. They have split the season series both of the past two years. The Packers have a 28-27 record in away games against the Vikings. Since Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 15-6-1 record (.705) against the Vikings in the regular season.
  • Total Meetings: 113
  • First Meeting: October 22nd, 1961. Metropolitan Stadium. Blommington, Minnesota
  • Last Meeting: December 24th, 2016. Lambeau Field. Green Bay Wisconsin
  • All-Time Series: Green Bay Packers 60-51-2
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Green Bay 45-7 (2011)
  • Longest Win Streak: Minnesota 7 (1975-1978)
  • Current Win Streak: Green Bay 1 (2016)

Why Bet On Green Bay?

​The Packers have won three games in a row, including last week’s 35-31 come-from-behind victory at Dallas.  Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winning 12-yard strike to wide receiver Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining in the contest. Adams had two touchdown catches in the game and wide receiver Jordy Nelson added one. Rookie running back Aaron Jones, a fifth-round pick, rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown in his first career start. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jones has “earned more opportunities.” Former starter Ty Montgomery (ribs) could return this week. Even if Montgomery is able to play, Jones is expected to retain an early-down role. He is averaging 5.4 YPC and already leads the Packers in rushing. Green Bay is tied for second in the NFC with 137 points scored and aims for the team’s third consecutive game with at least 35 points. Since 2006, the Packers have scored 20-plus points against the Vikings in 19 of 22 regular-season games. The Packers’ 614 points scored in the regular season since 2006 are the most against the Vikings in the NFL, and Green Bay’s average of 27.9 points per game leads the league among teams that have played Minnesota at least four times over that span. The Packers are the only team with four touchdowns on opening drives this season. Green Bay leads the league with 27 points on opening drives. The Packers are No. 1 in red-zone efficiency this season (15 TDs on 19 drives, 78.95 percent).

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 27.40
  • Total Yards: 336.6
  • Rush Yards: 91.60
  • Passing Yards: 245
  • Average Score Against: 22.40
  • Total Yards: 321.2
  • Rush Yards: 121.40
  • Passing Yards: 199.80

Why Bet On Minnesota?

​ The Vikings improved to 3-2 with a week’s 20-17 win at Chicago on Monday night. Minnesota safety Harrison Smith set up Kai Forbath’s game-winning 26-yard field goal with an interception in Chicago territory with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. Running back Jerick McKinnon totaled 146 scrimmage yards (95 rushing, 51 receiving) and added a touchdown run. QB Sam Bradford returned from a knee injury and played for the first time since Week 1 but clearly wasn’t right and was pulled late in the first half after struggling. Bradford underwent an MRI after leaving Monday’s game with an aggravation of his knee injury, but the testing revealed “no new injury.” He’s not playing here, though. It will be Case Keenum, who completed 17-of-21 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings’ win over the Bears. Are the Vikings a safe pick in the NFL odds in Week 6? Keenum could be without No. 1 receiver Stefon Diggs, who is dealing with a groin injury. For what it’s worth, Diggs said his current groin injury isn’t as bad as the one that hampered him throughout last season. Even if he plays, he won’t be 100 percent. Diggs was a non-factor vs. Chicago. The Vikings run defense has held opponents to 80.0 yards per game (seventh in the NFL) and 3.2 yards per rush (fifth in the NFL). DE Everson Griffen secured a sack in his fifth straight game Monday, tying a career high, to start the season becoming one of three defenders in the NFL to have a sack in every game in 2017 (Demarcus Lawrence, DAL & Preston Smith, WAS). Griffen is tied for third in the NFL with 6.0 sacks this season. The Vikings defense has been the stingiest in the NFL on third downs, holding opponents to a NFL-best 25.5 percent (14/55) conversion rate on third downs.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For:19.80
  • Total Yards: 357
  • Rush Yards: 118.20
  • Passing Yards: 238.80
  • Average Score Against: 18.60
  • Total Yards: 309.2
  • Rush Yards: 80
  • Passing Yards: 229.20

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • Packers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 games
  • Packers ares 12-2 SU in the last 14 games
  • The total went OVER in 11 of Green Bay’s last 12 games
  • Vikings are 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • Vikings are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Green Bay

Expert Prediction & NFL Odds Pick for Week 6

At full health and on a normal week of rest, I’d like the Vikings at home. But buy this line down to -2.5 at and take Green Bay in the NFL odds.
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