Packers vs. Vikings Week 2 Pick

NFL Week 2 Picks: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 9/18/16

Will points be hard to come by on Sunday night when the Vikings host the Packers at 8:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Vikings are 2.5-point home underdogs this weekend after opening as a 2-point dog. As for the total, the number currently sits at 43 after opening at 44.5.

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GREEN BAY: The Packers held on to beat the Jaguars 27-23 as a 3.5-point favorite last Sunday in Jacksonville. Aaron Rodgers completed 20-of-34 pass attempts for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, while Eddie Lacy rushed 14 times for 61 yards. In his first game back since tearing his ACL last year and missing all of 2015, Jordy Nelson caught six passes of 32 yards with one touchdown.

MINNESOTA: The Vikings beat the Titans 25-16 as a 2.5-point road favorite last Sunday in Nashville. Adrian Peterson was shut down, rushing just 19 times for 31 yards while Shaun Hill was 18-of-33 for 236 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Minnesota's defense was excellent, as Eric Kendricks intercepted Marcus Mariota and returned it 77 yards for a score and Danielle Hunter scooped up a fumble and took it 24 yards for another defensive touchdown in the fourth quarter to help the Vikings pull away.

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OUR PICK: As of this writing, we don't know if Mike Zimmer will choose Hill or Sam Bradford as his starting quarterback for Sunday night's game. It doesn't matter, however, as the Vikings will once again have to rely on Peterson and their running game no matter who is under center. The under is 6-2 in the Vikings' last eight games in September, is 11-4 in their last 15 games versus the NFC and is 13-5-1 in their last 19 games overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Packers' last five games versus divisional opponents.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PICK: PACKERS/VIKINGS UNDER 43

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