Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers NFL Football Betting Odds
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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Betting Picks and Free Prediction
The status of Aaron Rodgers may not be determined until close to kickoff on Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North clash. Rodgers injured his left knee during the season-opening contest against Chicago before returning to engineer a second-half comeback in the 24-23 victory.
Rodgers admits the knee is "pretty sore" and missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday, but he remains hopeful of being ready to go on Sunday - even if his mobility is limited. "The small circle I was moving in Sunday night, if I can get back to that, hopefully a little better than that, without pain, then hopefully I'll be able to go," Rodgers told reporters. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects Rodgers to play, saying that "he walks on water, so I'm sure he's going to play," while safety Harrison Smith asserts even a limited Rodgers would represent a big challenge for the defense.
"It's difficult to play against the guy no matter what, so that's what we're preparing for," Smith told reporters. "Whether he's going to stay in the pocket or move around, he's tremendously successful doing both."
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Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins passed for 244 yards and two touchdowns in his team debut and wide receiver Adam Thielen had six receptions for 102 yards as Minnesota opened with a 24-16 victory over San Francisco. Smith led a strong defensive push with seven tackles (two for loss), one interception, one fumble recovery and one sack while earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career. "He's really smart," Zimmer said. "He's got great vision. I think that's a big part of it - he sees things, he anticipates. He's a tough guy. He's versatile. He can do a lot of things."
Green Bay Packers:Second-year pro DeShone Kizer will draw the start if Rodgers can't play after tossing twice as many interceptions (22) as touchdown passes (11) in 15 starts for Cleveland last season. Wide receiver Randall Cobb caught a game-winning 75-yard touchdown pass with 2:13 left against the Bears while hauling in nine passes for 142 yards, perhaps setting the stage for a big season after failing to reach 700 yards in each of the last two years. Mike Daniels' next sack will allow him to match Cullen Jenkins (29 from 2004-10) for the most by a Packers defensive tackle since 1982.
Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds Trends
|Minnesota is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games|
|Minnesota is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games|
|Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road|
|Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Green Bay|
|Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Green Bay|
|Minnesota is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Green Bay|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Green Bay|
|Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Green Bay|
|Minnesota is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Green Bay|
Green Bay Packers Betting Odds Trends
|Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Green Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Green Bay's last 7 games|
|Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Green Bay is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home|
|Green Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Green Bay's last 12 games at home|
|Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota|
|Green Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota|
|The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Green Bay's last 7 games when playing Minnesota|
|Green Bay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota|
|Green Bay is 9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota|