One of the best rivalries in the NFL takes place on NFL Sunday Night Football when the Minnesota Vikings travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. Minnesota must beat Green Bay to keep their playoff hopes alive while the Packers will fight to maintain their 1-seed status. Which NFC North squad gets it done? Keep reading for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Minnesota at Green Bay.
NFL Betting Preview for Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Game Odds & Info | NFL Week 17 Betting
- When: Sunday, Jan. 2 at 8:20 pm ET
- Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
- TV / Streaming: NBC / Peacock
- ATS Odds: Green Bay -6 ½
- Moneyline Odds: Minnesota +235 / Green Bay -290
- Over/Under Odds: 47
Why bet on Minnesota versus Green Bay?
The Vikings have already beaten the Packers this season. On Nov. 21, Minnesota upset Green Bay 34-31 as a +1 home dog. Although the line implied the Vikings had a shot at the victory, Minnesota still had to play a great game. Kirk Cousins threw for 341 yards and 3 TDs. Cousins should be in line for another big day because Dalvin Cook is probable for this.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 375.4
- Passing Yards: 255.5
- Rushing Yards: 119.9
- Points Scored: 25.6
- Turnovers: 13
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 379.0
- Passing Yards: 248.5
- Rushing Yards: 130.5
- Points Scored: 24.8
- Takeaways: 21
Why bet on Green Bay versus Minnesota?
Although the Packers have already qualified for the playoffs, Green Bay knows their chances of making the Super Bowl go up if they play at home. The Packers have a lot of incentive to win their next couple of games. A victory against Minnesota followed by a win in Week 18 versus the Lions ensures every playoff game Green Bay participates in happens at Lambeau.
Green Bay Packers Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 357.1
- Passing Yards: 250.1
- Rushing Yards: 106.9
- Points Scored: 25.5
- Turnovers: 10
Green Bay Packers Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 331.3
- Passing Yards: 216.0
- Rushing Yards: 115.3
- Points Scored: 21.6
- Takeaways: 25
Vikings vs Packers Relevant Trends
- Vikings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 on the road
- Underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
- Over is 5-1 in the Vikings’ last 6 games
- Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
- Green Bay is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite
- Over is 4-1 in the Packers’ last 5 games
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Final Betting Prediction
This season’s first Minnesota versus Green Bay matchup was a terrific game. The Packers played hard, but they couldn’t stop Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ passing attack.
Although the venue changes, the result could be the same. The Packers’ defense hasn’t played all that well in recent games.
Green Bay allowed Tyler Huntley to throw for 215 yards and 2 TDS in the Packers’ 31-30 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Then in NFL Week 16, the Packers allowed Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb to almost rally the Browns to an upset win even though Green Bay picked off Mayfield 4 times.
Cousins and the Vikings know their lone shot of making the playoffs is to beat Green Bay and then win Week 18. Don’t expect Minnesota to lose this game. The return of Dalvin Cook will keep the Packers’ defense on their heels, which should allow Cousins to have a big day. Minnesota moneyline is the play.
NFL Week 17 Pick: Minnesota Vikings
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