The Green Bay Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings in their Week 17 matchup over the weekend, but they're still big favorites on the opening NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks to win the rematch between the NFC North teams on Wild Card Weekend.
Green Bay fell 37-34 in Minnesota as a 3-point favorite on the NFL odds over the weekend, which cost them a bye into the second round of the playoffs. Now the Packers will host the Vikings on Saturday night in a Wild Card matchup, and they were opened as 9.5-point favorites for the game at 5Dimes.
The Packers had been 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their past four games against the Vikings until their Week 17 defeat. Three of the last five matchups between the Packers and the Vikings have turned into OVER results for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.
Earlier on Saturday the Houston Texans will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals, with Arian Foster and company opening as 4-point favorites at 5Dimes for that Wild Card contest.
The two Sunday Wild Card Weekend betting matchups have Indianapolis at Baltimore and Seattle at Washington. The Ravens were pegged as 7-point favorites at 5Dimes on the opening NFL betting lines for their game against the Colts, with the Seahawks listed as 2.5-point road favorites on the opening lines for their contest in Washington.
Wild Card Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)
Sat - Cincinnati at Houston (-4) (4:30pm ET)
Sat - Minnesota at Green Bay (-9.5) (8:00pm ET)
Sun - Indianapolis at Baltimore (-7) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Seattle at Washington (+2.5) (4:30pm ET)
Wild Card NFL Betting Trends and Notes
Cincinnati at Houston - Matchup Report
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Minnesota at Green Bay - Matchup Report
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indianapolis at Baltimore - Matchup Report
Indianapolis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Seattle at Washington - Matchup Report
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games