Keep reading to see our NFL week 17 Vikings vs Packers pick and preview. In this article we will outline who will come away with the win and cover the spread.
Vikings vs Packers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17
On Sunday, January 1st at 4:25 PM ET, the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. CBS will carry the TV coverage for the game. Green Bay comes into this NFC North contest, as the -3.5 point home favorite.
Vikings vs Packers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
- Where: Green Bay at Lambeau Field
- Date: Sunday, January 1st
- Betting Odds GB -3.5, MIN +146 | GB -179 O/U 47.0
Can Kirk Cousins Help Lead The Vikings To A Road Upset At Green Bay?
The Vikings head into week 17, looking for another win, as they picked up 3 point victory over the New York Giants (27-24). Going into the matchup, the Vikings were -4.5 point favorites and did not cover the spread. With their combined 51 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 48.
Minnesota struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 83 yards on 19 attempts. Dalvin Cook led the team with 64 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
At the quarterback position, Kirk Cousins ended the game with a passer rating of 107.9 on 299 yards through the air. In addition, 3 of his passes went for touchdowns. Justin Jefferson had a big game for Minnesota in the passing game, coming up with 133 yards and a touchdown. Minnesota is the 3rd ranked team in passing attempts per game, with an average of 40. This season, 60.7% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 3rd in the NFL.
Can Aaron Rodgers And The Packers Take Care Of Business At Home?
This week, the Packers will look to keep things rolling after picking up a non-conference win over the Miami Dolphins (26-20). Green Bay picked up an ATS win, as they were the 3.5-point underdogs. The over-under betting total going into the game was 49, which the teams did not surpass.
On the ground, Green Bay ended with just 79 rushing yards on 25 attempts. Although AJ Dillon did not come home with a huge yardage total, he did pick up a rushing touchdown.
In the game, Aaron Rodgers completed 63% of his passes, leading to a total of 238 passing yards. Rodgers was able to find the endzone 1 time through the air. Leading the team’s passing attack was Allen Lazard, who finished with 61 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 12.2. Green Bay is the 17th-ranked team in passing attempts per game, with an average of 33.9. Going into the game, the Packers have thrown a total of 11.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 65.51% (16th).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Heading into the second meeting of the season between these two teams, the Vikings already have a win over the Packers. In the previous matchup, Minnesota won by a score of 23-7. Not only did the Vikings come out on top in the win column, but they also covered the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. Last year’s meetings between the teams resulted in a split, with the Packers winning by a score of 37-10 and the Vikings by a margin of 34-31.
Over the last 5 matchups between Minnesota and Green Bay, the Packers have won 3 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 53.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Minnesota Vikings have gone 2-2 vs the spread in these games. The Vikings’ offense has averaged 25.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Green Bay, compared to the Packers at 28.0.
When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 25.6 per game. The team went 4-1-0 overall in these games.
In their last 5 games at home, the Packers have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 20.8 points per game in these contests.
Vikings vs Packers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Packers -3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 47.0