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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 9/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Date & Time Sunday September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Green Bay Packers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in NFL action at Lambeau Field.

The Minnesota Vikings look for a 2-0 start after beating up on the Atlanta Falcons opening week. The Minnesota Vikings have split their last six road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 80 percent of his passes for 98 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for 80 receiving yards and one touchdown while Chad Beebe has one reception. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 172 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 111 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 12 points and 345 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Minnesota Vikings with nine tackles, Anthony Barr has one sack and Anthony Harris has two interceptions.

The Green Bay Packers also look for a 2-0 start after beating the Chicago Bears last Thursday. The Green Bay Packers have won four of their last six home games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 60 percent of his passes for 203 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Rodgers has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Davante Adams have combined for 88 receiving yards on eight catches while Jimmy Graham has three receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 47 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 39 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing three points and 254 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with seven tackles, Preston Smith has 1.5 sacks and Adrian Amos has one interception.

The Vikings are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games in September. The Packers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games in September, 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC North. The Vikings are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Green Bay and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Packers last 11 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Vikings last 7 games overall.

The Green Bay Packers haven't beaten the Vikings since Christmas Eve of 2016. The Minnesota Vikings are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Green Bay Packers have split their last 10 games ATS as a home favorite. The Green Bay Packers looked incredibly improved defensively in their season opener, and the offense is only going to get better as everybody gets adjusted to a new coaching staff. The Minnesota Vikings shutdown an explosive Falcons offense, but this team has been different on the road and I'm not sure I trust Cousins in big spots. These games could decide a tight division race. Give me the Packers and the small chalk. 

Pick:
Green Bay Packers -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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