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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Minnesota11-310-424.5017.297.216-14-37-73-44-3
Green Bay7-77-722.0723.79-1.723-44-310-44-36-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN15.0116.42-1.42
GB14.2314.98-0.75
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN10.719.691.02
GB9.1710.70-1.53
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MIN3.923.670.25
GB4.503.990.51
Team Records

Minnesota Vikings

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall11-36-15-210-46-14-324.5017.297.21
vs Conf8-24-14-17-34-13-224.3017.706.60
vs Div3-10-03-12-20-02-223.0020.502.50
Last 32-11-01-12-11-01-124.0015.678.33

Green Bay Packers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-74-33-47-73-44-322.0723.79-1.72
vs Conf5-53-22-35-53-22-322.7023.40-0.70
vs Div2-20-02-23-10-03-122.0022.75-0.75
Last 32-11-01-12-11-01-125.6724.001.67

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense24.501023.7921
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense230.4313228.4319
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense111.579107.2917
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense22.071717.292
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense187.7127200.574
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense110.2919112.0013
Head To Head Summary
NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Minnesota3-6-15-54-619.60121.304.6533.8060.36207.30328.601.60
Green Bay6-3-15-54-626.50116.004.0135.6062.08231.40347.400.90

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 15, 2017GBMIN10-237215522731122393512
Dec 24, 2016MINGB25-38933534462403083480
Sep 18, 2016GBMIN14-17831802633302542841
Jan 3, 2016MINGB20-13151912422762743502
Nov 22, 2015GBMIN30-131241963200942483421
Nov 23, 2014GBMIN24-2115520736201121963081
Oct 2, 2014MINGB10-4211118829931561643201
Nov 24, 2013MINGB26-2623221544711962984940
Oct 27, 2013GBMIN44-3118228246401111322430
Jan 5, 2013MINGB10-241671573243762503260

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Minnesota Vikings

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 17, 2017CIN34-7W-12.5/42W/U12422234646115161-1H
Dec 10, 2017CAR24-31L-2.5/40.5L/O1002563562161293452A
Dec 3, 2017ATL14-9W2/48.5W/U1052073121021732750A
Nov 23, 2017DET30-23W-2.5/45W/O13627240853236289-2A
Nov 19, 2017LAR24-7W-1.5/46W/U17128045145209254-1H

Green Bay Packers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 17, 2017CAR24-31L2.5/46.5L/O1202643841512363874A
Dec 10, 2017CLE27-21W-2.5/38.5W/O85256341136209345-2A
Dec 3, 2017TB26-20W-3/45.5W/O199772761652303950H
Nov 26, 2017PIT28-31L14/43W/O80227307121341462-3A
Nov 19, 2017BAL0-23L2.5/38L/U75190265581612194H

Weather in
Green BayUnited States

Weather is Mostly Sunny  23°F

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Humidity is 50%
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Forecast for Green Bay

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

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