Vikings at Packers NFL Week 2 Spread & Expert Pick.

Vikings at Packers NFL Week 2 Spread & Expert Pick

Written by on September 12, 2018

The Green Bay Packers staged one of the great come-from-behind wins in franchise history last Sunday night vs. the rival Bears. They welcome another bitter rival, the Minnesota Vikings, this Sunday. The Packers are slight NFL Betting favorites – but that will change if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t play.

How to Bet Vikings at Packers NFL Week 2 Spread & Game Info

  • When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
  • Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
  • TV: Fox
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Stream Option: NFL League Pass
  • NFL Week 2 Spread: Packers -2 (46)

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Cloud Cover: 31%
  • Wind: 7 mph S
  • Stadium Type: Open

Last Season

The Vikings had a rare sweep in 2017 vs. Green Bay, but the notable game was Minnesota’s 23-10 home win in Week 6 as that’s when Packers star QB Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, which essentially killed his team’s season. Anthony Barr delivered the game-changing hit on Green Bay’s second drive when he took Rodgers hard to the turf as the two-time NFL MVP followed through on a pass. His backup Brett Hundley was picked off three times and sacked four times. He finished 18 for 33 for 157 yards. Hundley is no longer the Green Bay No. 2; DeShone Kizer is. It marked the first time since 2009 that the Vikings won both games in the twice-annual matchups.

Why Bet on Minnesota?

The Vikings were very impressive in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the 49ers. Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-36 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns in his Minnesota regular-season debut. He hit Stefon Diggs for a 22-yard touchdown down the left sideline for the first score and the second an 11-yard hookup to Kyle Rudolph. Cousins had a passer rating of 95.1 in his Vikings debut, which would have been higher had he not misfired on his final eight passes of the day, including a ball deliberately thrown out of bounds after time expired on the final snap of the game. Adam Thielen caught 6-of-12 targets for 102 yards. Thielen’s 12 targets were five more than Dalvin Cook and six more than Diggs to lead the team. His biggest grab was a 34-yard catch-and-run on third down. Cook rushed 16 times for 40 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 55 yards. He ceded the third series to Latavius Murray, but Cook looked all the way back from last season’s ACL tear. Murray rushed 11 times for 42 yards. Starting CB Trae Waynes exited Week 1 against the 49ers with a knee injury. Waynes made a nice play to break up a long pass to Dante Pettis in the end zone in the second quarter but was injured on the play and needed a knee brace on the sideline. Minnesota’s defense pitched a shutout at Lambeau Field in Week 16 of the 2017 season, which was the most recent meeting between the teams. It was only the second time in franchise history that Minnesota held Green Bay scoreless in Wisconsin, and the first time since a 3-0 win on Nov. 14, 1971.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 24.00
  • Total Yards: 343.00
  • Rush Yards: 116.00
  • Passing Yards: 227.00
  • Average Score Against: 16.00
  • Total Yards: 327.00
  • Rush Yards: 90.00
  • Passing Yards: 237.00

Why Bet on Green Bay?

The Packers saw star QB Aaron Rodgers leave on a cart in the first half with a knee injury and were down 20-0 early in the third last Sunday vs. Chicago, but Rodgers threw three fourth-quarter TD passes in a stunning 24-23 win over the Bears. Down 10-0 when Rodgers hobbled off the field in the second quarter after Chicago Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris fell on his left knee, and down 20-0 when he returned to start the second half, the game looked over. A field goal drive offered a modest start to the second half, and Rodgers only got better from there. Rodgers’ post-injury final totals were 17-of-23 for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers tied the largest comeback win of his NFL career. It equaled the rally from down 20-0 in Week 13 of 2015 at Detroit — the Hail Mary game. Randall Cobb led the Packers with nine catches for 142 yards and the late game-winning TD, and Davante Adams had five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown of his own. Geronimo Allison added five receptions for 69 yards and a score. Vikings at Packers is one of the best games in NFL Week 2. Will Rodgers play here? That’s not a sure thing. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team was “still collecting all the information” on Rodgers’ knee injury, and it was uncertain if he would start Week 2. Rodgers himself has insisted he will start against the Vikings. However, Rodgers did allude to there being actual damage in his knee. The medical staff simply determined he could not make it worse by playing vs. Chicago. This will be the 116th overall meeting between the Vikings and Packers, which is the most games against one opponent in Minnesota’s franchise history. Minnesota is 53-60-2 all-time against Green Bay. Minnesota has had the upper hand of late, winning four of the past five meetings.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 24.00
  • Total Yards: 370.00
  • Rush Yards: 69.00
  • Passing Yards: 301.00
  • Average Score Against: 23.00
  • Total Yards: 294.00
  • Rush Yards: 139.00
  • Passing Yards: 155.00

Latest Vikings at Packers NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
  • Underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings
  • Minnesota is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Minnesota is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Green Bay’s last 7 games

Expert NFL Betting Prediction for Vikings at Packers

Wait on Rodgers. Take Pack if he plays, Vikings if he doesn’t.