Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings – Picks & Predictions

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Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings – Picks & Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: December 30, 2023 | Last Updated: December 29, 2023

Week 17 of the 2023 NFL Season will close with a high-stakes division rivalry renewal, as the Green Bay Packers (7-8) prepare to visit the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) on New Year’s Eve. Betting markets for the game will be available across all online sportsbooks, including moneylines, spreads, totals, props, and parlay options.

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Head-to-Head: Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

Playoff seeding isn’t necessarily on the line in this matchup, but neither team is in the bracket if the season ends tonight. The road to the playoffs for the winner of this game will be significantly easier; the loser will be effectively, if not officially, out of contention.

Neither team enters this game on a hot streak. The Packers are 1-2 in their last three games, with a narrow 33-30 win over the moribund Carolina Panthers last week. They’ve allowed an average of 404.3 yards, 7.1 yards per play, and 29.3 points over their last three games – good for 31st, 32nd, and 30th in the league over that stretch, respectively. Their defense isn’t likely to get better in the fact of a 1-game suspension to superstar cornerback Jaire Alexander.

The Vikings, not to be outdone, have lost four of their last five – losses to the Broncos, Bears, Bengals, and Lions are split by an unfulfilling 3-0 victory over the Raiders. The team’s feel-good weeks of the Josh Dobbs quarterback arc are firmly behind them; Dobbs enters this matchup as the team’s third quarterback behind fill-in starter Nick Mullens and rookie Jaren Hall. Both of the Vikings’ last two losses have been by one-score margins, but Mullens has thrown 6 interceptions between them.

These teams have split their last ten meetings, with the Vikings having won each of the last two meetings in Minnesota. 

How to Bet on Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

Betting markets for the Packers and Vikings will be available on all betting apps. Be sure to browse your options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, as well as any unique props or NFL betting promotions.

Additionally, make sure to check each team’s injury report before finalizing any risky bets. Player health is a huge variable in the outcome of NFL games, and the report is a vital resource for bettors in need of up-to-date information regarding player availability.

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Odds

  • Money Line: Green Bay Packers +108, Minnesota Vikings -126
  • Spread: Minnesota Vikings -2.0
  • Total: o/u 46.5

Betting Tips for Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

  • The Packers have hit the first-half moneyline in 6 of their last 9 away games.
  • The Packers are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games.
  • The Vikings are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games.
  • The Packers have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 7 of their last 8 away games.
  • The Vikings have hit the 4Q Game Total Under in their last 8 home games.
  • The Over is 5-0 in the Packers’ last 5 games.

Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Predictions

Neither team is in a great place right now, but it’s especially hard to look at the Vikings’ recent track record and find cause for optimism. The Packers are already 2-0 on the road against their other division opponents, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they go to Minnesota and win their second straight game to climb back to 8-8. 

Prediction: Green Bay Packers +2

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.