Packers vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 09, 2020

Minnesota gets the nod from oddsmakers in this one despite managing just 26 total points in a pair of losses to the Packers last season.

Green Bay
13-3
AT
September 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
7-9
Pointspread +1 -106
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +44.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Pointspread -1 -114
Moneyline -126
Over / Under u +44.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

The Minnesota Vikings had a strong 2019 season, but were ultimately done in by their struggles against divisional opponents. They’ll get a shot at turning things around right from the get-go this season as they take on the rival Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Packers won the NFC North with an impressive 13-3 SU record, buoyed by a perfect 6-0 mark against divisional foes – including a pair of low-scoring wins vs. the Vikings.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Minnesota gets the nod from oddsmakers in this one despite managing just 26 total points in a pair of losses to the Packers last season. The teams have split the covers 5-5 over their previous 10 head-to-head meetings, but Green Bay has converted in three of the past four. Green Bay began the 2019 season with covers in six of its first eight games, but scuffled to a mediocre 5-5 ATS mark over its final 10 contests.

While these teams have exchanged ATS victories in recent years, the total trend in their recent head-to-head meetings is much more well-established. Each of their previous three games have produced fewer than 38 points, and the teams have finished below the total in nine of their last 11 encounters overall. And yet, only 57 percent of Sports Interaction respondents are siding with the Under on the present total of 45.5.

Green Bay Packers

Could this be the beginning of the end of Aaron Rodgers’ tenure with the Packers? It sure looked like it at the NFL Draft, where the Packers passed up on all sorts of potential receiving help and drafted a rookie quarterback instead. Rodgers has pretty much the same receiving corps as a year ago, though when you have Davante Adams in the fold, you could do worse. Adams racked up 997 yards and five TDs in only 13 games with the Packers last year.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings lost wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills during the offseason, but wasted no time replacing him with standout LSU wideout Justin Jefferson. That gives Kirk Cousins one more weapon to join incumbent No. 1 Adam Thielen, standout running back Dalvin Cook and second-year tight end Irv Smith. Cousins will look to build upon a solid 2019 season in which he threw for more than 3,600 yards with 26 touchdowns and only six interceptions.

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