Packers vs. Vikings Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored on the road, as the Packers are getting odds of -3 points against the Vikings. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 46.5 points. Green Bay has won four of the last six meetings with the Vikings and the two have hit the under in four of the last five encounters. Sunday’s game takes place from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will air live on FOX.
Green Bay is coming off a big 35-31 win at Dallas last week to improve to 4-1 on the season. The Packers are also 4-1 with the over, hitting it in four straight games. Green Bay is allowing just 22.4 points and 339.6 yards per game on defense while the offense is putting up 27.4 points and 365 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,367 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense while Davante Adams has 23 receptions for 285 yards and four scores. Aaron Jones has become the leading rusher with 174 yards on 32 carries. The Packers are hoping they can heal up their offensive line as tackle David Bakhtiari has missed four games with a hamstring injury while tackle Bryan Bulaga is questionable with an ankle injury.
Minnesota is coming off a 20-17 win at Chicago on Monday. The Vikings are now 3-2 on the season and 3-2 with the under. They are 2-1 with the over. Minnesota is averaging 18.6 points and 327.4 yards allowed per game on defense while the offense is 19.8 points and 373.6 yards per game. Sam Bradford tried to play on Monday be re-aggravated his knee injury and is now doubtful for this game. Case Keenum has thrown for 895 yards and four touchdowns in his place. Jerick McKinnon broke out in the last game to take over the lead back role for the injured Dalvin Cook. McKinnon has 121 yards on 26 carries. Stefon Diggs has 23 catches for 395 yards and four touchdowns as well. The defense is being led by Everson Griffen, who has six sacks.
The Minnesota defense has been tough for many seasons and the Vikings should continue to be tough on defense this week. Green Bay has more weapons, but the lack of the two tackles makes Rodgers very vulnerable. Green Bay’s defense has been improved this season and the Packers should be able to limit the damage a backup QB and backup RB do to them. Expect a low-scoring game here.
NFL WEEK 6 PREDICTION: PACKERS/VIKINGS UNDER 46.5