NFL Week 17 Outlook; Sunday Night Football
The 17th week of the NFL season has arrived. We have no Thursday Night Football but 15 games on Sunday, which is epic. In Week 18, all 16 games will occur on Sunday. There are countless games with playoff implications this week, which should make for some exciting football.
Before you place your bets, you better prepare to win. We have a lot of data to look at this week, so let’s not waste the stats. Here is your Week 17 betting outlook!
Minnesota Vikings are Traveling to Green Bay to Face the Packers
The Minnesota Vikings are battling to keep their playoff hopes alive — and coaches their jobs — and they’ll need to defeat a bitter rival in prime time if they want to keep them afloat. The good news is that the Vikings have already beaten the Packers this year. The bad news is that they’ll have to do so without their starting QB Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota Vikings Insider
If the Vikings don’t make the playoffs, it’s doubtful that all three of head coach Mike Zimmer, general manager Rick Spielman, and quarterback Kirk Cousins will be back for the 2022 season. This team has underachieved all year, and adjustments are on the way.
The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers in their first contest of the season. However, I do not think this will be the case on Sunday. Green Bay is 12-3 SU and 11-4 ATS, and they are on pace to win the one seed in the NFC.
The Packers have not lost a game since Nov. 7. They can preserve their rivals from making the playoffs by winning on Sunday, but more significantly, they must win to retain possession of the NFC’s No. 1 seed. The Cowboys have a one-game edge over Green Bay thanks to the tiebreaker, and St. Louis and Tampa Bay are just a game back with 11-4 records.
The Packers are -6.5 on Sunday, and 69% of bettors are taking this side of the line. The reason Green Bay is going to cover on Sunday is because of their defense.
The total is set at 47.5, and 69% of bettors like the over. We should see Green Bay control this game from start to finish on Sunday night.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.