It is part of an opening night ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Packers are 3 point NFL betting favorite in NFL odds Week 1 action with a total of 38.5.
Football betting stats show that Minnesota went 8-8 straight up last season and 8-7-1 against the NFL betting pointspread. The Packers were 13-3 straight up and 12-3-1 against the football betting pointspread. The Packers nearly made the Super Bowl but were upset in the NFC Championship by the New York Giants. The Packers traded quarterback Brett Favre in the preseason to the New York Giants and will rest their fortunes on Aaron Rodgers.
Football betting stats show that Green Bay was a great success last season. They were 6-1-1 against the NFL betting pointspread and home and oftentimes went over the football betting number. Five of their eight home games went over the total according to football betting stats. Minnesota was just average on the road, going 3-3-2 against the football betting pointspread. They were an under team on the road going under the total in five of their eight games according to football betting stats.
There is no question that the focus in this game will be on the quarterbacks. Rodgers takes over for a future Hall of Famer in Favre while Tarvaris Jackson tries to lead Minnesota to the playoffs. The Vikings offense is built around superstar running back Adrian Peterson. He led an offense that ranked first in the NFL in rushing a year ago according to football betting stats. He will face a Green Bay defense that was sixth in points allowed last season according to football betting stats. The Vikings defense was also tough, especially against the run as they ranked 1st in the league in rushing defense according to NFL betting stats. The Vikings also added pass rush specialist Jared Allen who they got from Kansas City.
Green Bay has won 9 of the last 15 meetings between the two teams including the last four games according to football betting information. Last season they won 34-0 at home and 23-16 at Minnesota according to football betting stats.