The Packers got off to a strong start this season while the Vikings struggled but if Minnesota can get the win on Sunday they would move ahead of Green Bay in the standings. The Vikings are getting a strong look in this game from gamblers who make an NFL bet.
Green Bay -3 (+105), total 44 at Sbg global.com
If you like the Vikings you will have to lay -125 to get those three points with your NFL bet. That might be the way to go though as the Vikings are looking better. They won last week against Dallas while Green Bay lost again. The Packers have now lost two straight and have issues on both sides of the ball.
You can make a case right now that Minnesota’s offense is more potent than Green Bay’s. That would have seemed laughable a few weeks ago but now the Vikings have Randy Moss and Minnesota has a lot of offensive weapons. Moss has taken the pressure off of Favre and he can now move the ball around and Percy Harvin has taken off. Plus the Vikings have one of the best running backs in the league in Adrian Peterson.
Green Bay’s Troubles
The Packers are no longer an offensive juggernaut. The team lost tight end Jermichael Finley for the season with an injury and they are simply not the same. They have no running game so it is all on quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have just three touchdowns in their last two games. The Packers don’t figure to get well against a Minnesota defense that is fifth in the league. If the Packers don’t score more than 20 points they don’t win. They are 1-8 in the last nine games where they scored 20 or less.
Sunday Trends – The Vikings are 5-1-1 in NFL betting in their last 7 vs. the NFC North. The Packers are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. the NFC North. The Packers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Vikings are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Green Bay. The Under is 5-1 in the Packers last 6 games overall. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.