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NFL Betting Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

December 31, 2023



Week 17 of the NFL season will conclude on Sunday night in an NFC North battle when the Green Bay Packers travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to face the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:20 PM ET and will air on NBC and the Peacock App.



The Green Bay Packers enter this game with a record of 7-8 which puts them in 3rd place in the NFC North following a 33-30 win on the road against the Carolina Panthers which also ended their two-game losing streak. The Packers have been a below-average defense this season and will be without one of their top defensive backs, Jaire Alexander, as he serves a one-game suspension issued by the team following his antics in the game against the Panthers. Green Bay has been an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 22.2 points per game which ranks 11th in the NFL while also featuring a slightly above-average passing offense that is averaging 224.47 passing yards per game. Jordan Love has looked like he will be another above-average quarterback for the Packers and leads the team in passing having completed 321 of 514 attempts for 3,587 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 246 yards and three touchdowns. The Green Bay Packers will look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they travel to face the Minnesota Vikings in week 17 of the NFL season.



Minnesota enters this game in 2nd place in the NFC North with a record of 7-8, however, they are on a two-game losing streak following Sunday’s 24-30 loss at home against the Detroit Lions. The defense for the Vikings has struggled over the last two games as they are allowing an average of 28.5 points per game during the current stretch. However, the defense remains one of the top-scoring defenses in the league as they are allowing an average of 19.93 points per game which ranks 10th in the NFL. Even though the Vikings have one of the top passing offenses in the NFL that hasn’t translated to a lot of points as they enter this game averaging 20.93 points per game which ranks 22nd in the NFL while they are averaging the 3rd most passing yards per game with an average of 257.07 passing yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.



BookMaker has the Minnesota Vikings listed as 2-point favorites at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night in week 17 of the NFL season. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Minnesota has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Vikings are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Green Bay Packers are 7-8 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS on the road, 6-4 ATS as an underdog, and 2-2 ATS in division games this season while the Minnesota Vikings are 7-5-3 ATS overall, 2-5 ATS at home, 2-2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 2-2 ATS in division games on the year.



Minnesota has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three contests including a 24-10 win on the road earlier this season. The Vikings have also been the better team most recently at covering the spread in the series as they are 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 7-5-3 ATS overall while the Packers are 7-8 ATS overall. Lay the points with the Minnesota Vikings when they host the Green Bay Packers.



Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Vikings -2