If you’re going to bet on NFL games online, such as the Green Bay Packers vs. the Minnesota Vikings, be sure to practice safe gambling. Gamble your money at a sportsbook online; don’t make a deal with your spouse to burn the losing team’s jersey and then put on said jersey while it’s still on fire. Did he stop, drop and roll? Nah, that’s for Clydes, baby. A little fire can’t hurt you. Seriously, though; leave the setting of oneself on fire to professional stuntmen and Buddhist monks.
- Date: Sunday, 15th October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
- NFL Betting Website Odds:
Packers -3 (-115) 46½ (-113) -170
Vikings +3 (-105) 46½ (-107) +148
Aaron Rodgers is also on fire (not literally, though)
If betting against the Packers as road dogs proved to be a near fatal mistake, then let’s just hope no one is dumb enough to do the same when they are the favourites. Perhaps the aforementioned Burning Man felt confident because Rodgers completed just 19 passes, though three of those were TD passes, for 221 yards. Little did he know that the Packers QB would lead his team, with little over a minute left, on a final drive that would give Green Bay the victory (SU and ATS) and earn him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honours. Rodger has, moreover, a habit of beating the Vikes, going 12-6 SU in his career record against Minnesota, while the Packers have won 11 of their last 15 meetings with the Vikings. Additionally, fans who bet on NFL games online can believe Green Bay has enough offensive depth – Aaron Jones had, replacing Ty Montgomery, the best day by a Green Bay Packers rookie running back since Eddie Lacy in 2013 – to cover the three-point spread. Even though they are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games after their most recent an ATS road win, the Packers also are 46-22 ATS in their last 68 NFC North games, 7-2 ATS in their last nine NFC games, and 10-4 in their last 14 overall.
Whoever is the Vikes’ QB, he’s a sitting duck
Sam Bradford, who left in the second quarter of the Vikings’ 20-17 win over the Bears on Monday, may have returned, even after a month sidelined, a little too soon to the starting lineup. Backup Case Keenum took over, as he’s wont to do, over center after Bradford aggravated his knee injury, and threw 17 of 21 for 140 yards and one TD, Keenum did.
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2017
It really makes little difference who starts at QB, though; a banged-up Bradford, a healthy Keenum, even a surprise-returning Teddy Bridgewater – Minnesota’s offense as a whole has scored just 27 points in the last two games, in which the total has accordingly gone under. The Vikings are 8-2 SU and ATS in their last 10 home games following their most recent home game, but there’s only so much their admittedly top-notch defense can do, and if the Vikes achieve something on Sunday, it’ll probably be snapping the Packers four-game over streak, but people who bet on NFL games online shouldn’t expect much more than that.