The Green Bay Packers (7-8) play the Minnesota Vikings (12-3) at Lambeau Field on 1st January in Week 17 of the NFL. Going into this NFC North matchup, the Minnesota Vikings sit first in the division with 12 wins from 15 matches, five games clear of the third-placed Green Bay Packers. It’s now getting toward that time of the year when every match counts. For the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Betting lines
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Betting expert picks
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Moneyline
Backing the Green Bay Packers for victory at the Lambeau Field returns odds of -170 on the moneyline, which implies they have a 63% chance of coming through. The hosts are 7-8 for this season and 4-3 at home. The Minnesota Vikings, on the other hand, have collected seven wins in ten games with NFC North teams, and at odds of +150, are deemed to have a 40% chance of victory at the Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Spread
Oddsmakers favor the Green Bay Packers to win Sunday’s game, but not by much. The hosts open up as 3-point favorites over the Minnesota Vikings. The ten most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 8.6 points.
Take a good look at the Green Bay Packers to cover the spread this coming Sunday. They were able to cover the spread in their last three matches. That said, the Green Bay Packers have only covered the spread in half of their past eight home rounds and are 5-5 ATS in the last ten overall.
In contrast, betting on the Minnesota Vikings seems like a risky move at this point, as they haven’t covered in three straight games. In their past 10 matches, the Minnesota Vikings went 5-4-1 ATS and ended up 2-5-1 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last ten games between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings produced an average of 45.4 points.
The average total from the last five meetings between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings was 53.8 points, 6.8 points higher than 47.0—the number set by the oddsmakers for Sunday’s contest at the Lambeau Field.
The total has averaged 45.4 points in the Green Bay Packers’ ten most recent games, as well as 45.0 points in their last five at home. It’s worth noting that the Green Bay Packers have seen the total go under in each of their last ten matchups.
Meanwhile, the total has gone over in six of the last seven games for the Minnesota Vikings. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Minnesota Vikings, who are 7-3 against the total in their last ten home and away games combined.
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings Betting trends
- Green Bay Packers have covered the spread in their last three games.
- Minnesota Vikings have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.
- In six of Minnesota Vikings’ last seven games, the total went over
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers Form
The Green Bay Packers upset the odds last week to beat the Miami Dolphins, winning 26-20 to improve their record over their last 10 games to 4-6. They are also 2-3 in their last five at home.
The Green Bay Packers have punched above their weight in offense recently. From averaging 20.9 points for the season, the offense has put a solid 25.6 points on board in the last five matches alone. Surrendering 22.3 points per game leaves the Green Bay Packers’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
This year, the Green Bay Packers had been tipped to make the playoffs. However, 15 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 7-8 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Minnesota Vikings went 12-3 for the season last week by defeating the New York Giants 27-24. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 8-2 and are also 4-1 in their last five on the road.
The Minnesota Vikings rank up in seventh-place in the NFL’s offensive rankings, with 25.2 points per game this season and 22.5 points on the road. On the other side of the ball, the defense has given up 28.4 points in the previous five outings, more than the 24.9 points it has allowed on average over the course of the regular season.
The Minnesota Vikings have clinched a playoff berth after winning their division. The NFC North champions now aim to improve their second seed in the NFC Conference going into the final weeks of the regular season.
Green Bay Packers VS Minnesota Vikings H2H history
The Minnesota Vikings bagged a 23-7 win over the Green Bay Packers in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the US Bank Stadium in September 2022. The Green Bay Packers came away with two wins from their past five matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, leaving them with an overall record of 2-3.
The Green Bay Packers tallied 23 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Minnesota Vikings. The latter managed an average of 22.4 points in comparison.