Minnesota at Green Bay- NFL Week 16 Saturday Night Game Preview and Pick
In a special Saturday night prime time battle on NBC, the 11-3 Minnesota Vikings travel to Lambeau Field to tangle with the NFC North rival 7-7 Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. (ET).
Minnesota at Green Bay Game Preview
The Vikings bounced back from a Week 14 loss to Carolina on the road with a solid 34-7 thrashing of Cincinnati on Sunday as heavy 12.5-point home favorites. The win boosted their SU record to 11-3 while covering against the spread for the 10th time this season. The total stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line and it has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games.
With Sunday’s win, Minnesota clinched the NFC North Division title, but it is looking to capture the top seed in the NFC. This would be especially beneficial this season with Super Bowl LII coming to US Bank Stadium in early February. The Vikings got another solid showing from Case Keenum at quarterback and Teddy Bridgewater saw his first action this season in the closing minutes of the lopsided win against the Bengals. This offense is averaging 24.5 points per game to complement a defense that is second in the NFL in points allowed (17.3).
Green Bay blew an opportunity to help its postseason cause on Sunday in a 31-24 loss to Carolina as a 2.5-point road underdog. This crushing loss left the Packers at 7-7 both SU and ATS with the total going OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in six of their last seven games. Green Bay is 3-4 ATS this season at home.
Even with Aaron Rodgers under center after an extended absence due to injury, Green Bay could not make enough plays on offense to pull out a win. He ended the game with 290 yards passing and three touchdown throws, but he also tossed three interceptions while getting sacked three times as well. The big issue for the Packers all season long has been a defense that is 21st in the NFL in points allowed (23.8) and 26th in yards allowed (356.4).
Minnesota at Green Bay Free Game Prediction
Minnesota’s fortunes are still on the rise while the Packers are out of the playoffs with Rodgers done for the year at quarterback. The current disparity between these two bitter rivals sets up a perfect play on the Vikings this Saturday night both SU and ATS.