Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Green Bay Packers (4-1) at Minnesota Vikings (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Vikings +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings meet Sunday in NFL action at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Green Bay Packers look for another big road victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Green Bay Packers have split their last eight road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,367 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Rodgers has a combined 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson have combined for 515 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 23 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 91.6 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 174 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 22.4 points and 321.2 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 37 tackles, Clay Matthews has 2.5 sacks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has one interception.
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The Minnesota Vikings look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season to stay in the NFC North race. The Minnesota Vikings have won seven of their last 11 home games. Case Keenum is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 895 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Sam Bradford and Keenum have combined for seven touchdown passes and zero picks this season. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have combined for 787 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 16 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 118.2 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 354 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 18.6 points and 309.2 yards per game. Andrew Sendejo leads the Minnesota Vikings with 37 tackles, Everson Griffen has six sacks and Harrison Smith has two interceptions.
The Packers are 46-22 ATS in their last 68 vs. NFC North, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Vikings are 24-8 ATS in their last 32 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October and 33-15 ATS in their last 48 games overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
For me, it doesn't matter who is playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. There's not enough consistent offense regardless of who is under center and there's too many injuries for this squad to go head to head with a red hot Aaron Rodgers. The Packers may have also found a little bit of a running game now that Aaron Jones has replaced the injured Ty Montgomery. That makes Green Bay even scarier moving forward. I know the Vikings still have an elite defense and they play different at home, but the Packers are going to score points. Minnesota has scored 27 combined in its last two games. That's not enough to hang with the offensive powerhouse on the otherside. Packers roll here.