The Packers are 6-3 and tied for the lead in the NFC North while the Vikings are 3-6 and in danger of falling completely out of playoff contention. Making an NFL bet on Minnesota is not very popular right now and even at home there is no guarantee that the Vikings can beat Green Bay in this game.
Packers -3, total 44 at SBG
The Packers are favored in this game and for good reason. They are leading the division while the Vikings are on life support. This is a must-win game for the Vikings but they have really shown no signs they are going to turn things around this season. This might be quarterback Brett Favre’s last stand. If the Vikings lose this game then you can officially write them off as playoff contenders.
Packers 3-1 after a Bye
The Packers are 3-1 in games following a bye week under head coach Mike McCarthy. The bye came at a good time for Green Bay as they are banged up. The Packers are hoping to get wide receiver Donald Driver back into the lineup this week. If Green Bay can win this game they would pretty much put the nail in Minnesota’s coffin for this season. They would also be in prime position for the top seed in the NFC Playoffs although nothing will be easy this season. The Packers still have road games at Atlanta and New England before the season is over.
Green Bay beat the Vikings at Lambeau 28-24 back in late October. They would like to do what the Vikings did to them last season and that is sweep the season series. Looking at the NFL wagering online numbers we find that the Packers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Packers are 22-10-1 ATS in their last 33 road games. The Vikings are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games but it should be noted they are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Minnesota. The total will probably be bet over by gamblers but the Under is 4-0 in the Packers last 4 road games and the Under is 7-3 in the Vikings last 10 home games. In this series though, the Over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings between the two teams.