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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Pick & Prediction, Sun Jan 02 08:20 PM

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TV: NBC
Logo Minnesota Vikings
VS
Logo Green Bay Packers
42.5
OPENNER
-3

44.5o -110
CURRENT
-13 -110

+510
MONEYLINE
-720

10
SCORE
37

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The Sunday Night Football game between the Vikings and Packers is sure to be one to watch. The Vikings are dangerously close to being officially eliminated from the playoffs. A loss to the Packers might be enough to kick them out for good. They’re missing one of their best wide receivers as well in Adam Theilen. Unfortunately for them, the Packers aren’t resting starters.

The reason for this is that the Packers are looking to grab the No.1 spot in the NFC. With this, they’d get the illustrious first-round bye. They’ll get one step closer to claiming it with a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The last time these two faced, the Vikings won 34-31; the Packers are looking to flip the script. With the Vikings track record, we don’t doubt the Packers here.

Vikings vs. Packers Odds

TV: NBC

MONEY LINE: Vikings (+235) vs. Packers (-280)

SPREAD: Vikings +6.5 (-110) vs. Packers -6.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 46.5 (-110) vs. Under 46.5 (-110)

Vikings at Packers Preview, Trends and Stats

The Vikings are 7-8 and have the number two spot in the NFC North. Unfortunately for them, coming in second isn’t going to do much for playoff chances. They had a chance to increase the possibility of a playoff-berth and squandered it. Now, each of their next two games is “must-win.” Facing the Green Bay Packers is the worst position they could be in, especially now.

They’ll be without Adam Theilen and could be without Dalvin Cook as well. The Vikings already have a stagnant offense, and missing these two won’t help. Their defense performed relatively well last week, securing three turnovers. However, late in the game, the Rams proved just how outdated the Zimmer-led defense is. Now, this same defense has to take on Aaron Rodgers.

The Green Bay Packers have had an incredible year and have already clinched the NFC North. Now they’re looking to take control of the entire NFC, and a win will definitely help. Although they lost in the first meeting, I don’t think the Packers are worried about losing here. They know how much better they are than the Vikings, and they’ll show it on Sunday.

One thing you have to remember is that the Vikings are 3-5 on the road. The Green Bay Packers have yet to lose a game at home and are currently 7-0. It’s going to be a very cold day in Wisconsin; expect a lot of running from A.J Dillion. For the Packers, they’re looking to deal a knockout blow to the Minnesota Vikings and prevent any hopes of a playoff-berth for Minnesota.

Vikings at Packers Picks

Vikings 24 - Packers 34

The Vikings have gone 2-3 against the spread in their last five games. They’ll definitely be down one of their best weapons and could be missing the other. They’re on the road, where they’ve gone 3-5 this season. Most importantly, nothing has shown us that the Vikings can beat the Packers at home.

The Green Bay Packers are the best bet in this game. They’ve got talented players on both sides of the ball and a tough running game. They’d also like to eliminate the Vikings now, so they don’t have to worry about them in the future. Look for the Packers to win the game and cover the 6.5-point spread.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last six games.

2. Minnesota is 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games when on the road against Green Bay.

3. The Green Bay Packers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games.

Best Bet: Green Bay Packers -6.5

PREDICTION
Minnesota Vikings
15
28
Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

Dalvin Cook ran for 163 yards and scored four touchdowns, including three on the ground, to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 28-22 victory at NFC North-leading Green Bay on Sunday, snapping the Packers' eight-game winning streak in the division.

Back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a groin injury in a Week 5 loss at Seattle, Cook scored on runs of 21, 1 and 1 yards and also took a screen pass 50 yards for a score. Cook had 226 yards from scrimmage on 32 touches as the Vikings (2-5) played effectively on both sides of the ball following their bye week.

The Packers (5-2) lost for the second time in three games, as they were unable to sustain much offensive momentum after the game was tied 14-14 at halftime.

Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams for first-half touchdowns of 5 and 1 yards, as the rivals both capitalized on each of their two full drives in the first 30 minutes.

Adams caught a third scoring pass from Rodgers, a 7-yarder with 2:42 to go, before Green Bay was successful on a 2-point conversion to draw within the final margin. The Packers got the ball back in the final minute, but DJ Wonnum sacked Rodgers and forced a fumble on the final play.

Rodgers was 27-for-41 passing for 291 yards and three touchdowns. Robert Tonyan had five receptions for 79 yards, Adams had seven catches for 53 yards while Jamaal Williams gained 75 yards on 16 carries.

Kirk Cousins completed 11 of 14 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, who avenged a 43-34 home loss to the Packers in Week 1.

The game hinged on Green Bay's failed fourth-down conversion attempt midway through the third quarter. With the Packers trailing 21-14 with the ball on the Minnesota 37, Rodgers' deep pass for Equanimeous St. Brown down the right side of the field was incomplete, the fourth successive incompletion to thwart the drive.

Minnesota took over possession and wasted little time in taking control, marching 63 yards on four plays in 2:06. Cook punctuated the drive with a 50-yard catch and run, using savvy footwork and solid blocking for his fourth total touchdown of the game to give the Vikings a 28-14 lead.

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