The Green Bay Packers are slight favorites at the Minnesota Vikings to bet on Sunday night football on NBC. Both teams are coming off wins last week as the Packers beat the Jaguars while the Vikings took out the Titans. This will be the first regular season home game for the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The spotlight on the Minnesota side will be at quarterback as it could be Sam Bradford getting his first start for the Vikings.
Sunday Night NFL Odds
Green Bay Packers -2.5, total 43.5
Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer has said he won’t name the starting quarterback for Sunday night’s game until just before game time but it would be a surprise if it is not Bradford. Shaun Hill is really just a backup quarterback and the Vikings didn’t trade for Bradford not to play him. The Vikings offense did very little last week in the win over Tennessee as kicker Blair Walsh made four field goals and the Vikings defense scored two touchdowns.
The Packers survived last week against Jacksonville even though the offense was out of synch. Aaron Rodgers said that the offense had repeated communication problems that caused problems. Head coach Mike McCarthy took the blame for the issues but the reality is that Rodgers barely saw the field in the preseason so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the Green Bay offense wasn’t ready to go.
This will be the earliest in the season the Packers and Vikings have met since 2008. 19 of the last 28 meetings in this series have been decided by a TD or less.
Green Bay is 10-2-1 in the last 13 games between the teams and Green Bay has scored 30 points or more in seven of the last eleven regular season games against Minnesota.
Rodgers is 11-5 in his career against the Vikings. He has thrown for 35 TDs in his career against Minnesota with only 5 interceptions.
The Packers are 19-11 in domes since 2006. The Packers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 2. The Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Packers are 41-20 against the spread at sites offering the best online sportsbook bonus in their last 61 vs. the NFC North.
The Vikings are 5-1 against the spread at sports betting online sites in their last 6 vs. the NFC North. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Vikings are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games.
The Over is 10-2 at online sports betting sites in the Packers last 12 games in September. The Under is 4-1 in the Packers last 5 vs. the NFC North. The Under is 9-2 in the Vikings last 11 vs. the NFC North. The Under is 7-3 in the Vikings last 10 home games.
Sunday Night NFL Picks
I will lay the points and take Green Bay in this game.