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Vikings vs. Packers - 11/23/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Green Bay Packers (7-3) at Minnesota Vikings (4-6)
Date & Time Sunday November 23, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Vikings +9 -- Over/Under: 48.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings play Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Green Bay Packers have won six of their last seven games and are looking to win the NFC North. The Packers go as far as Aaron Rodgers takes them, as he’s completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 28 touchdowns and three interceptions. Rodgers has 11 touchdowns and two picks in his last three games, and the Packers have won nine straight when he throws at least three touchdowns. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have combined for more than 1,700 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns, while Davante Adams has scored twice in his last four games. The Packers ground game is averaging 4.1 yards per carry, as Eddie Lacy leads the way with 547 rushing yards and five touchdowns. The Packers have won five straight when Lacy finds the end zone at least once. Defensively, the Green Bay Packers are allowing 22.5 points, 377.4 yards, and they’ve forced 22 turnovers and 25 sacks. Morgan Burnett leads the Packers with 74 tackles and Julius Peppers has five sacks.

The Minnesota Vikings have split their last four games and are a lot more competitive than most thought they would be. The Vikings are relying on a ground game that’s averaging 4.6 yards per carry and has nine running plays of 20 or more yards. Jerick McKinnon leads the way with 484 rushing yards and Matt Asiata has six touchdowns. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and six interceptions. Bridgewater has thrown a touchdown in four straight games and has completed betting their 60 percent in his last two games. Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson have combined for nearly 800 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Jerick McKinnon has seven receptions in his last two games. Jennings is questionable with a rib injury. Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings are allowing 22 points, 340.5 yards, and they’ve forced 30 sacks and 14 turnovers. Robert Blanton leads the Vikings with 68 tackles and Everson Griffen has nine sacks.

The Packers are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 vs. NFC North and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Vikings are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 12. The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, while the home team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

While the Minnesota Vikings have done a nice job of competing and holding their own against decent comp, the Green Bay Packers are in a different league right now. Look for the Packers to continue rolling and get a blowout win here. 

Pick:
Green Bay Packers -9

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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