Vikings Looking for Home-Field Advantage Against Packers

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Packers Hope to Throw Monkey Wrench in Vikings Plans

NFC North rivals meet again on Saturday when the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers meet at Lambeau Field. The game kicks off around 8:25 pm EST and NBC Sports and the NFL Network will have coverage.

Oddsmakers have the Vikings as 9-point favorites. The total is sitting at 41. The weather is going to be brutal cold. The predicted low is 1-degree.

The Vikings have clinched the division title. They are far from done though, as they have an eye on securing a first-round bye and maybe earning home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

The Packers are out of the playoff picture. Aaron Rodgers is back on injured reserve after throwing three interceptions in a killer loss at Carolina last week. It was his first game back after his right collarbone was broken during a loss at Minnesota in Week 6.

Hundley Back Under Center for Pack Against Vikings

Last time out for Green Bay, they were a 31-24 loser as they battled the Carolina Panthers on the road. The Packers failed to cover in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Brett Hundley will face an enormous challenge against Minnesota’s powerful defense. The Vikings rank second in the NFL in total defense and scoring defense. Defensive end Everson Griffen, has 13 sacks. Anthony Barr and cornerback Xavier Rhodes were chosen to the Pro Bowl team on Tuesday.

Green Bay’s defense relies on big plays that happen way too infrequently. The Packers kept their season alive by scoring a defensive touchdown in the OT win against Tampa Bay. They also forced an interception in overtime to win at Cleveland.

At Carolina, however, the Packers failed to force any turnovers. The squad gave up four touchdown passes to Cam Newton and a season-worst 29 first downs.

Green Bay is No. 30 in opponent passer rating at 100.5. They are No. 31 in opponent completion percentage, giving up 68.4. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum is No. 8 in rating at 98.9 and No. 2 in completion percentage with a 67.9%.

Minnesota was a 34-7 winner in its last match at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. They covered the -12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Minnesota 11-3 10-4 24.50 17.29 7.21 6-1 4-3 7-7 3-4 4-3
Green Bay 7-7 7-7 22.07 23.79 -1.72 3-4 4-3 10-4 4-3 6-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIN 15.01 16.42 -1.42
GB 14.23 14.98 -0.75
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIN 10.71 9.69 1.02
GB 9.17 10.70 -1.53
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MIN 3.92 3.67 0.25
GB 4.50 3.99 0.51
Team Records

Minnesota Vikings

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-3 6-1 5-2 10-4 6-1 4-3 24.50 17.29 7.21
vs Conf 8-2 4-1 4-1 7-3 4-1 3-2 24.30 17.70 6.60
vs Div 3-1 0-0 3-1 2-2 0-0 2-2 23.00 20.50 2.50
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 24.00 15.67 8.33

Green Bay Packers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-7 4-3 3-4 7-7 3-4 4-3 22.07 23.79 -1.72
vs Conf 5-5 3-2 2-3 5-5 3-2 2-3 22.70 23.40 -0.70
vs Div 2-2 0-0 2-2 3-1 0-0 3-1 22.00 22.75 -0.75
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 25.67 24.00 1.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 24.50 10 23.79 21
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 230.43 13 228.43 19
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 111.57 9 107.29 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 22.07 17 17.29 2
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 187.71 27 200.57 4
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 110.29 19 112.00 13
Head To Head Summary
Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Minnesota 3-6-1 5-5 4-6 19.60 121.30 4.65 33.80 60.36 207.30 328.60 1.60
Green Bay 6-3-1 5-5 4-6 26.50 116.00 4.01 35.60 62.08 231.40 347.40 0.90

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 15, 2017 GB MIN 10-23 72 155 227 3 112 239 351 2
Dec 24, 2016 MIN GB 25-38 93 353 446 2 40 308 348 0
Sep 18, 2016 GB MIN 14-17 83 180 263 3 30 254 284 1
Jan 3, 2016 MIN GB 20-13 151 91 242 2 76 274 350 2
Nov 22, 2015 GB MIN 30-13 124 196 320 0 94 248 342 1
Nov 23, 2014 GB MIN 24-21 155 207 362 0 112 196 308 1
Oct 2, 2014 MIN GB 10-42 111 188 299 3 156 164 320 1
Nov 24, 2013 MIN GB 26-26 232 215 447 1 196 298 494 0
Oct 27, 2013 GB MIN 44-31 182 282 464 0 111 132 243 0
Jan 5, 2013 MIN GB 10-24 167 157 324 3 76 250 326 0

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Minnesota Vikings

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 17, 2017 CIN 34-7 W -12.5/42 W/U 124 222 346 46 115 161 -1 H
Dec 10, 2017 CAR 24-31 L -2.5/40.5 L/O 100 256 356 216 129 345 2 A
Dec 3, 2017 ATL 14-9 W 2/48.5 W/U 105 207 312 102 173 275 0 A
Nov 23, 2017 DET 30-23 W -2.5/45 W/O 136 272 408 53 236 289 -2 A
Nov 19, 2017 LAR 24-7 W -1.5/46 W/U 171 280 451 45 209 254 -1 H

Green Bay Packers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 17, 2017 CAR 24-31 L 2.5/46.5 L/O 120 264 384 151 236 387 4 A
Dec 10, 2017 CLE 27-21 W -2.5/38.5 W/O 85 256 341 136 209 345 -2 A
Dec 3, 2017 TB 26-20 W -3/45.5 W/O 199 77 276 165 230 395 0 H
Nov 26, 2017 PIT 28-31 L 14/43 W/O 80 227 307 121 341 462 -3 A
Nov 19, 2017 BAL 0-23 L 2.5/38 L/U 75 190 265 58 161 219 4 H

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Next up:
Minnesota home to Chicago Sunday, December 31
Green Bay at Detroit Sunday, December 31

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