|2013 NFL Wild Card Weekend Odds: Vikings vs. Packers Point Spreads|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 05 January 2013 14:00|
Vikings vs. Packers Playoff Odds
GREEN BAY, WI (The Spread) – In a rematch of Week 17 of the regular season, the Packers will play the Vikings in a NFL Wild Card round matchup tonight at 8:00PM ET.
MINNESOTA: The Vikings finished the regular season having won four in a row and covered in all four of those contests. In their 37-34 victory over the Packers in Week 17, Adrian Peterson rushed 34 times for 199 yards and one touchdown, leaving him just nine yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. Christian Ponder completed 16-of-28 passes for 234 yards with three touchdowns, while rookie Jarius Wright caught three passes for 90 yards and a score. The victory allowed Minnesota to clinch a playoff spot with a 10-6 record, and the team finished with an 8-7-1 record against the spread.
GREEN BAY: The Packers won four of their final five games but they fell 37-34 to the Vikings in Week 17, which cost them a first-round bye. Aaron Rodgers completed 28-of-40 passes for 365 yards with four touchdowns while Greg Jennings caught eight passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Jordy Nelson, meanwhile, caught three passes for 87 yards and a score, while James Jones racked up six receptions for 62 yards and a score. The loss dropped Green Bay's record to 11-5 and 9-7 against the spread. The Packers covered in four of their final five games.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Packers are 9.5-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46 points. Minnesota finished with a 10-6 overall record and is 3-5 on the road, while Green Bay went 11-5 and 7-1 at home.
TRENDS: The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams while the Vikings are 1-5 against the number in their last six trips to Green Bay. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Green Bay and 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings overall.