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SNF Betting Preview: Vikings at Packers

Adrian Peterson Vikings

The NFC North crown is on the line when the Minnesota Vikings travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday night. The Vikings enter the game as an underdog and that is just where they like to be as Minnesota is 7-0 ATS in their seven games as a road dog.

Shark Bites
  • The Vikings are 0-5-1 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six games at Lambeau.
  • The Packers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 against NFC North opponents.
  • Eddie Lacy had one of his three 100 yard rushing performances of the season against the Vikings.

The last two games have seen the Vikings dominate opponents with a combined score of 87-34 in favour of Minny. Though Teddy Bridgewater deserves his credit, five touchdowns passes and no turnovers in those two games, the Vikings defense has been phenomenal. The Vikings D has recorded nine sacks, four interceptions and forced three fumbles in those games.

The Packers are coming off one of the worst ass-kickings of the year when they lost 38-8 to the Cardinals last week. Aaron Rodgers was abused in that game as he was sacked eight times and had his lowest quarterback rating since December 2012.

When these teams met for the first time this season it was the Packers defense that took the game over as they held Adrian Peterson to 45 yards on 13 carries and sacked Bridgewater six times. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -3 for the host Green Bay Packers earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 48.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 25-17 victory for the Packers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Green Bay bring a 10-5 record (9-6 ATS) to the Week 17 betting matchup against the 10-5 Minnesota Vikings, who are 12-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Green Bay go 5-10 so far and the Vikings go 4-9-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Green Bay vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 17-rated Green Bay Packers and the No. 9-rated Minnesota Vikings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Green Bay's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 23.67 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 19.27 PPG. The Packers aerial game is averaging 215.27 yards per game, less than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 232.53 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 120.71 yards per game. The Green Bay Packers, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Giants, they had no answer for Adrian Peterson as the Vikings rolled to a 49-17 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

Green Bay didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinals as Arizona blasted them 38-8 in Week 16 action.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Green Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Green Bay's last 12 games
  • Green Bay is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home

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