Free Week 17 Prediction: Vikings vs. Packers NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 17
(7-8) Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers (12-3)
Date: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Time: 8:20 PM ET
Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
NFL Week 17 ATS Betting Lines: Vikings +7 | Packers -7 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 17 Moneyline Odds: Vikings +235 | Packers -280
NFL Week 17 NFL Betting Total: O/U 47.5
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The Minnesota Vikings will be on the road to take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. The kickoff is set for 8:20 ET.
Minnesota lost in the previous week, while Green Bay picked up a win.
Depending on where you look, the spread is slightly different. I am saying some that show 6.5 and some that show 7. The total has gone from 46 to 47.5.
The Vikings have been a very weird team to figure out this year. It seems like they are in every game they play, but they find ways to lose a lot of them.
Minnesota dropped to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday by a score of 30-23. It will not get any easier for them on Sunday when they hit the road to face one of the best teams in the land.
Sunday will be a good measuring stick for this bunch. It would be very impressive if they were able to knock off the Packers for a second time this year.
In the loss to the Rams, Kirk Cousins was 27/38 for 315 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 pick. I thought he played well enough to get the win, but at the end of the day, that did not happen.
The defense was able to pick off Matthew Stafford three times, but they were still not able to win the ball game. Those are the kinds of things that make you scratch your head.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers just keep on playing great football. To me, they are the best team in the National Football League at the moment.
Green Bay picked up a Christmas Day win over the Cleveland Browns by a score of 24-22. The final score was a bit closer than it should have been, but the final result is the most important thing.
It would be a shame if this franchise did not win the Super Bowl this year because it just seems like they are poised to. But, they still have to play well in the postseason and that is something they have not always been able to do. It will be interesting to see what ends up happening when all is said and done.
Aaron Rodgers went 24/34 for 202 yards with 3 touchdown passes in the win over Cleveland. If things do not drastically change, he is going to be the MVP for the second year in a row.
Even though they picked off Baker Mayfield four times, I do not think this defense played all that well on Saturday. They let Nick Chubb run at will and that is going to be a big issue for this unit if they run into a team that can run the ball effectively and not turn the football over.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
- The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC.
- The Packers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games.
- The Packers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
4* Free Week 17 NFL Betting Prediction: Vikings +7
A great rivalry from the AFC North that is taking place on primetime? Oh yeah, sign me up, folks!
Things are not over yet for the Vikings, but it is very close. This is a critical game for them on Sunday if they wish to make the postseason. I expect them to play with a lot of urgency because they are running out of chances.
Minnesota is going to have to rely on their offense against Green Bay because I am not so sure that they will be able to neutralize Aaron Rodgers and that offense.
When these teams met last, it was a shootout. Even though I do not love their chances, if this game does turn into a high-scoring affair, I feel like the Vikings at least have a chance.
I know it is hard to fade the Packers in this spot, but I do not love them laying the 7 here. For whatever reason, Minnesota often plays them very tough, especially when the game is at Lambeau. Ultimately, I feel that the Packers will get the job done, but I can see the Vikings putting together a strong effort and making it a closer game than some folks think.
Give me Minnesota at +7 here.
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