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Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers 1/2/22 - NFL Picks & Predictions

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Odds & Info

Game Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
Date & Time Sunday January 2, 2022, 8:20 PM (EST)
Location
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Latest odds
GB -7 ; O/U 48.5
TV Channel
NBC

The Minnesota Vikings visit Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Minnesota dropped to 7-8 following its 30-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. The Vikings remain in playoff contention as one of the 11 teams remaining in the NFC but are ninth with only the top seven reaching the postseason. Minnesota has lost three of its last five.

Kirk Cousins has passed for 3,971 yards with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The leading rusher is Dalvin Cook but Cook has been sidelined for the last two games, and Alexander Mattison is the second-leading rusher with 473 yards. Justin Jefferson is the leading receiver with 1,451 yards in nine touchdown receptions. On defense, Eric Kendricks is the leading tackler with 134 and Danielle Hunter is the leader in quarterback sacks with 6.5.

Green Bay improved to 12-3 following its 24-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. The Packers are currently the top seed in the NFC one game ahead of Dallas, Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Rams. Aaron Rodgers passed for 202 yards with three touchdowns in the victory over the Browns and Green Bay allowed Cleveland 408 yards of total offense but intercepted Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield four times.

Aaron Rodgers has passed for 3,689 yards with 33 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Aaron Jones is the leading rusher with 723 yards and four touchdowns and AJ Dillon is a close second with 677 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Davante Adams is the leading receiver with 1,362 yards and 10 touchdown receptions. On defense, De’Vondre Campbell is the leading tackler with 138 and Rashan Gary is the leader in quarterback sacks with 8.5.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 versus an NFC opponent
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Vikings last 6
  • Green Bay is 11-3 ATS in its last 14
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Packers last 5

Free NFL Pick:

Over 48.5

One of Green Bay's three losses this season was to Minnesota in the first meeting of the two, but the play here is OVER. When the two met earlier this season they combined to score 65 points and the OVER has cashed in five of Minnesota's last six and in four of Green Bay's last five. The Packers are scoring an average of 25.5 points per game while Minnesota is scoring an average of 25.6 points per game and is allowing 24.8 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Green Bay Packers win but our best play is OVER 31-24.

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