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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Predictions, Picks & Betting Tips

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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers predictions, picks & betting tips. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will head to Minnesota to take on Case Keenum, plus a wicked Vikings secondary. Both squads are coming off week 5 wins. So will Rodgers be able to wield his team to victory against the spread? Or will they get crushed as the purple people eaters win the match or possibly cover the +3 point spread?

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Predictions

Rating: 2/3 Stars

Why Green Bay -3 point spread?

The packer’s potentially explosive offense

The Packers showed what they could do last week vs the Cowboys when they need to put up points. Granted, the Dallas’ secondary is young and exploitable. But the Cowboys were at home and the Packers still managed to put over 35 points. (with one defensive TD)

They ran the ball at will and drove down the field with fluid precision. Aaron Rodgers looked very good. And he did it all while avoiding a very formidable Dallas pass rush featuring Demarcus Lawrence and David Irving. He was able to scramble, get outside the pocket and make plays downfield to Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. However, it will more be difficult to move the ball vs a staunch Viking’s defense this week.

But, I watched Mitch Trubisky move the ball vs Minny last week. If not for a penalty and an untimely interception —Chicago might’ve had 2 more TD’s and won the match. And Rodgers posted a 5:1 TD to INT ratio in his  2 matches vs the Viking last season. The last time they played each other, Green Bay scored over 30 points.

Rodgers over Keenum

The Viking’s offense looked mediocre at home last week vs the Bears. Minny produced just 1 TD with Keenum under center. That was after Bradford left the match with knee problems. But let’s not forget that the Vikings scored well over 30 points vs Tampa Bay with Keenum starting. But I think people are forgetting that Winston threw a ton of INT’s that day and put Minnesota in prime scoring position. I don’t see that happening this week with Rodgers under center. He doesn’t have the same tendency as Winston to throw INT’s. He prefers to throw the ball away.

The Packer’s defense looked good last week when it counted. They came away with a key INT and pick 6 off Dak Prescott. Plus WR Stefon Diggs has been limited in practice as of Wednesday with a pulled groin. We’ll see if it affects his ability to suit up in week 6. And Packer’s RB Ty Montgomery practiced fully as of Wednesday, and should be back for week 6.

Prediction

It’s an early defensive battle. 13-10 at the half. Packers lead. Vikings score a 2nd half rushing TD. But The Packers get in field goal range a good bit and get a win on the road over the Vikings, 25-20. 


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