NFL: Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Prediction 12/31/2023

The Green Bay Packers (7-8) travel to face off against the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in U.S. Bank Stadium and televised on NBC. The Packers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Vikings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lions. Kickoff is set for 8:20 ET.

Packers vs Vikings

The Packers Are Coming Off A Win

In their previous game, the Packers secured a victory against the Panthers, by a score of 33-30. Even with the straight-up win, the Packers did not cover vs. the spread against Carolina. On the spread, the Packers were favored by 3.5.

Against Carolina, quarterback Jordan Love had a passer rating of 109 while completing 60% of his passes. Overall, he ended the game with 219 yards through the air.

In their last game vs. the Panthers, the Packers defense struggled to defend the run, giving up 69.22709923664122 first downs on the ground. Overall, Carolina ran for 96 yards against the Packers’ defense.

As they get ready to face the Vikings, the Packers carry in a 7-8 record. Within the NFC-North, they are currently in 3rd place and are positioned 10th in the NFC overall.

When it comes to the spread, the Packers come in at 7-8. Going into week 17, their scoring margin per game is +0.1. The average over/under line for the Packers this season is currently 41.8 points. So far, their games have averaged 44.3 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 9-6.

Packers Injury Report

  • Emanuel Wilson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Luke Musgrave – Kidney (Questionable)
  • Jayden Reed – Toe/chest (Questionable)
  • Robert Rochell – Neck (Questionable)
  • Dontayvion Wicks – Chest (Questionable)
  • Luke Tenuta – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Darnell Savage – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Tyler Davis – Knee (Out)
  • De’Vondre Campbell – Neck (Questionable)
  • David Bakhtiari – Knee (Out)

The Vikings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Last time they played, the Vikings were handed a 30-24 loss by the Lions. With a 6-point loss, the Vikings added a loss to their ATS record as well. They were 2.5-point underdogs prior to the game.

Minnesota got a big game from quarterback Nick Mullens in the win, completing 61% of his passes for 411 yards and two touchdowns. However, Mullens did finish the game with four interceptions.

The Vikings’ defense wrapped up their last game with one sack and four interceptions. Additionally, the team’s secondary yielded 246 passing yards, while the rush defense permitted 143 rushing yards.

Heading into week 17,Minnesota is in 2nd place in the NFC-North, sitting with an overall record of 7-8. In the NFC, they find themsevles in 8th place.

The Vikings’ current scoring margin stands at +1, which has them coming in with a 7-5-3 ATS record. This season, the Vikings have an over/under record of 5-10. Their average over/under betting line so far is 44.6 points with their games averaging a combined 40.9 points per contest.

Vikings Injury Report

  • T.J. Hockenson – Knee (Out)
  • Byron Murphy Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Olisaemeka Udoh – Quad (Out)
  • Cam Akers – Achilles (Out)
  • James Lynch – Knee (Out)
  • D.J. Wonnum – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Dean Lowry – Pectoral (Out)
  • Kirk Cousins – Achilles (Out)
  • Brian O’Neill – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Marcus Davenport – Ankle (Out)
  • Malik Knowles – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Mekhi Blackmon – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Jalen Nailor – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Jordan Addison – Ankle (Questionable)

Packers Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Packers have an average of 22.2 points per game, which positions them 11th in the NFL.

Green Bay is currently ranked 18th in the NFL for passing yards per game, with an average of 224.5. In terms of passing yards per attempt, they are 9th in the league.

In terms of rushing, the Packers are averaging 25 rushing attempts per game, placing them 18th for rushing yards. They have an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt.

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Regarding their offense, the Vikings have an average 20.9 points per game, which places them 19th in the NFL.

Heading into week 17, Minnesota ranks 4th in passing attempts and is averaging 6.9 yards per attempt (5). With 257.1 passing yards per game, they hold the 3rd spot in the league.

On the ground, the Vikings have carried the ball an average of 23.7 times per game and currently rank 26th in rushing yards. Their average rushing yards per attempt is 3.8.

Packers Team Defense

Defensively, Green Bay is 17th in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 22.1 points per game against them on 352.9 yards allowed per contest.

Vikings Team Defense

On the defensive front, the Vikings currently hold the 17th position in tackles for loss and rank 8th in sacks. Opponents are averaging 19.9 points and 320.9 yards per game against them.

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  • Across the Packers last five road games, the team averaged 24 points per game while allowing 23. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home games, Minnesota has an ATS record of just 6-1-3. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 21 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Green Bay was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • The Vikings have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-1-1 against the spread.

Packers vs Vikings Prediction

Even though the Packers are the 1.5-point underdogs on the road, I like them to cover the spread against the Vikings. In their last game, the Vikings defense struggled to get off the field, giving up 28 first-downs. Look for the Packers offense to take advantage of facing a struggling defense.

My choice for this matchup is the under, considering the over/under line at 46.5. Heading into this game, games featuring Minnesota have seen an average combined score of 40.9 points, and I believe this game will remain under 46.5.

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