The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are ready to collide on the grass at Lambeau Field. This early afternoon game is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to FOX.
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Betting Preview
In this Sunday NFC game, Green Bay has been tabbed as the favorite and the team’s currently giving up 2 points. The Vikings are also receiving +105 moneyline odds while the Packers are -125. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 46.5 points, and if one team can create a bunch of points early, it’ll likely create a reasonable betting opportunity in-game.
Odds have moved from where they were originally placed, as the opening line was -3. The game’s total has not moved after being set initially at 46.5.
The Vikings have gained 1.0 unit this season and are 1-0 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U record of 0-1. The Packers have gained 1.0 unit in 2018. The team is 0-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-0.
The Vikings are 1-0 straight up (SU) and the team has yet to face any NFC North opponents this year. The Packers are 1-0 SU overall and 1-0 SU against divisional foes.
The Vikings are looking to remain undefeated following a 24-16 win over San Francisco in Week 1 where their secondary allowed the 49ers to air it out for 261 yards. George Kittle had a productive day for the 49ers in that one with 90 yards on five catches. On the offensive side of the ball, Kirk Cousins completed only 20 passes on 36 attempts for 244 yards and two touchdowns. Dalvin Cook (only 40 yards on 16 rushes) and Latavius Murray (42 yards on 11 carries) led the running attack in the win while Cook (six receptions, 55 yards) and Adam Thielen (six catches, 102 yards) handled the receiving duties.
Green Bay just earned a 24-23 win over Chicago in Week 1. The team’s defense allowed the Bears to run for 139 yards on 27 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Jordan Howard was a bright spot in the loss, recording 82 rushing yards on 15 attempts for Chicago. As a group, the Packers collectively completed 24-of-37 passes for 341 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Aaron Rodgers went 20-for-30 for 286 yards and three touchdowns while DeShone Kizer was four-of-seven for 55 yards and one interception. Jamaal Williams (47 yards on 15 rush attempts) spearheaded the ground game in the win while Randall Cobb (nine receptions, 142 yards, one TD) and Davante Adams (five catches, 88 yards, one TD) led the receiving corps..
Betting Prediction: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
SU Winner – Vikings, ATS Winner – Vikings, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
Minnesota was favored by 7 points in its last game and the O/U was 46. The under cashed and Minnesota covered in the 24-16 win over San Francisco.
Each team lost one fumble in its season opener.
In its last three games, Minnesota is 0-2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
Green Bay was favored by 7 points in its previous game and the O/U was 44.5. The over cashed and Green Bay failed to cover in the 24-23 victory over Chicago.
Over its last three contests, Green Bay is 0-3 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Vikings created 15 rushing touchdowns last season.
The Packers put up 13 rushing touchdowns last season.
The Vikings put up 3.9 yards per carry last season while allowing a YPC of 3.7 to opponents.
The Packers registered 4.5 yards per carry last season and gave up a YPC of 3.9 to opponents.
Each of these teams put up exactly 25 passing touchdowns last season.
The Green Bay defense has created four sacks on the year while Minnesota has three.
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