2013 NBC Sunday Night Football Week 8 Odds: Packers vs. Vikings Print
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Packers vs. Vikings Odds

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (The Spread) – The Green Bay Packers look to pick up a win over a division rival on Sunday night when they face the Minnesota Vikings at 8:30PM ET on NBC.

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Green Bay is 4-2 overall, 1-2 on the road and 4-2 against the spread. Minnesota is 1-5 overall, 1-2 at home and 2-4 against the spread. Green Bay has won six of its last seven meetings with Minnesota.

Trends show that the home team has covered in five straight in this series. These two have also hit the over in 8 of their last 11 meetings and in 10 of their last 13 meetings at Minnesota.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored on the road, as the Packers have odds of -9.5 points at Minnesota on Sunday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Packers favored by 10.5 points. The spread climbed to 11 before falling back to 9.5. The over/under total opened at 46.5 and reached a peak of 47.5 before falling back to 47.

Green Bay is coming off a 31-13 win at home over the Browns, but the Packers suffered another big injury to the offense, losing Jermichael Finley indefinitely with a neck injury. Green bay has now lost three of its top four receivers for multiple games, as Randall Cobb is out until at least Week 15 and James Jones is likely to miss his second-straight game with a knee injury. Still, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,906 yards and 13 touchdowns and Eddie Lacy is heating up at running back. The defense is being led by A.J. Hawk, who has three sacks and 54 tackles.

Minnesota is coming off an embarrassing 23-7 loss at New York last Monday. The Vikings put newly acquired Josh Freeman under center last week and he went just 20 of 53 passing for 190 yards with one interception. Freeman will not play Sunday and Christian Ponder will get the start. He has thrown for 691 yards and two touchdowns this season. Adrian Peterson has rushed for 511 yards and five scores to lead the offense. Defensively, Erin Henderson is leading a struggling defense. He has 55 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. The Minnesota defense is still giving up over 390 yards per game and ranks 29th in the NFL in passing yards allowed.

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In terms of Injuries, Minnesota safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee) are questionable for the game. Green Bay receiver James Jones (knee) is doubtful while tight end Jermichael Finley is out indefinitely with a neck injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Green Bay, as the Packers are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points at Minnesota on Sunday night.

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