2012 NFL Week 17 Packers vs. Vikings Picks & Predictions Print
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Sunday, 30 December 2012 13:00
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Packers vs. Vikings Prediction

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (The Spread) – The Vikings need a win today over the Packers in order to clinch the sixth and final seed in the NFC. Will they get it?

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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Packers are 3.5-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46 points. Green Bay enters the game with an 11-4 overall record and is 4-3 on the road this season, while Minnesota is 9-6 overall and 6-1 at home.

Line Movement: The Vikings opened as a 3-point favorite but the line is now sitting at 3.5 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 46.5 and has been bet down a half point to 46.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 67% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Packers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.

NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Green Bay. According to latest NFL trends, the Packers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Vikings and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Green Bay is also 6-1 ATS in its last seven games versus the NFC and 4-1 ATS in its last five road games. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 6-13-3 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 17. Aaron Rodgers is red-hot and even if Adrian Peterson gets rolling, the difference in this game will be Green Bay’s ability to score quickly. Go with the better quarterback in this matchup and lay the points.

2012 NFL FREE PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS -3.5

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