NFL Betting Odds
Green Bay Packers (2-1 SU & ATS) at Minnesota Vikings (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS)
Monday, October 5 - 8:30 PM ET
BetUS NFL betting odds: MINNESOTA -3.5, Total 45
In the BetUS NFL betting odds, the Vikings are listed as a 3.5-point favorite, with a posted total of 45 points.
Here are some NFL football betting trends as they relate to this matchup:
- GB has covered three of its last nine games
- GB has lost six of its last nine games SU
- GB has played 15 of its last 23 games OVER the total
- GB has covered 13 of its last 19 road games
- GB has lost five of its last six road games SU
- MINN has covered two of its last six games
- MINN has won four of its last five games SU
- MINN has played four of its last six games UNDER the total
- MINN has covered one of its last six home games
- MINN has won seven of its last nine home games SU
- GB has won and covered five of the last six meetings
- Twelve of the last 18 meetings have gone OVER the total
- GB has covered five of the last six meetings as the road team
- GB has won four of the last six meetings SU as the road team
- Seven of the last nine meetings in Minneapolis have gone OVER the total
Naturally, this game may have more interest surrounding it than almost any Monday night game before it, because of the presence of Brett Favre finally taking snaps against his former team. He may not recognize the alignment, since the Pack is going with a 3-4 now, but he knows most of the personnel. Yeah, there's some bad blood remaining between Favre and the Green Bay front office, but really, once both teams have had a couple of series on the field, most of that electricity will have left the building and they will get down to playing a football game, where the Vikes are favored in the NFL betting odds.
Minnesota had an interesting statistical game last week against San Francisco; the Vikings outgained the 49ers by 131 yards, and were 10-for-20 on third down, while holding the Niners to 0-for-11 in those situations. Yes, they can get it done on defense. Also, yes, the secondary can be vulnerable, which is why the matchup against Green Bay's offensive line is kind of intriguing. The Packers have allowed Aaron Rodgers to get sacked twelve times already, and it has the potential to become a disaster for him, and a disaster for those who back the Pack in the NFL betting odds.
Left tackle Chad Clifton is out with an ankle injury, and he'll be replaced by a guard, Daryn Coolidge, who can't get it done over there. This is clearly the weak spot for Green Bay, and Minnesota, with the Williams non-twins up the middle and Jared Allen coming hard from Rodgers' blind side, is firmly positioned to exploit it. I'm expecting Rodgers'; streak of 148 pass attempts without an interception to be in jeopardy.
Do I think Favre will be pushing too hard, leading to mistakes? Maybe, but if you look at his numbers, he's thrown just one interception in 94 attempts. That's because he doesn't have to carry the whole thing, and hopefully knows it. He just happens to have at his disposal the one overwhelming offensive weapon in this game, the sensational Adrian Peterson, who has gained 357 yards (6.1 ypc) with four TD's. In his career, he has averaged 6.3 yards a carry and 113 yards a game. If the Vikings stick to that, they'll be okay. The Vikings have been pretty efficient with their offense, scoring a point for every 10.8 yards gained.
In the BetUS NFL betting odds, we're moving with the Vikings at home, laying the 3.5 points.
JAY'S PLAY: MINNESOTA -3.5 ***
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