Packers vs. Vikings Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 16 Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 16, 2019

Dalvin Cook, Vikings, 2019

Dalvin Cook suffered an injury last week against the Chargers. The Vikings are hopeful he is ready for this contest against the Packers.

Green Bay
13-3
AT
December 23, 2019, 8:15 PM ET
U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota
10-6
Pointspread +4 -121
Moneyline +145
Over / Under o +47

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread -4 +100
Moneyline -174
Over / Under u +47

77%

Betting Action

23%

It’s the Monday night finale for the 2019 season in Week 16 and it’s one of the most important games in the NFC all year as the Green Bay Packers visit the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The NFL wants all teams to play on Sunday in Week 17 for playoff seeding purposes, etc., so that’s why there is no Monday game that week. There is talk the league could eventually add one Monday game in the post-season if the field expands by one game in each conference. That will be haggled over with the players in the new collective bargaining agreement.

Division winners in the NFL get at least one home game no matter their record. If the Packers win this game, they are going to clinch the NFC North and will remain in the running for a first-round bye in the NFC. The first division tie-breaker is head-to-head and Green Bay beat Minnesota 21-16 at Lambeau Field in Week 2. Aaron Rodgers threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and Aaron Jones made it 21-0 very early in the second on a short TD run, and the Packers held on despite not scoring again.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins didn’t have a good day, completing 14 of 32 for 230 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The last pick was by Kevin King in the end zone late in the fourth quarter. Dalvin Cook rushed for 154 yards and a score. The Vikings outgained the Packers 421-335 but had four turnovers.

If the Vikings win this game and the teams end up tied after Week 17, the second tiebreaker would be record inside the division. Green Bay closes with what should be a win in Detroit, while Minnesota is home to Chicago.

The home team is 6-1 against the spread in the past seven meetings. The under is 5-0 in the previous five at Minnesota.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay won its third in a row Sunday, 21-13 over the visiting Chicago Bears. Rodgers threw for 203 yards and a score, while Jones rushed for two touchdowns. He is second in the NFL with 17 total touchdowns, fourth-most in Packers history. Rodgers moved into 13th place all time in career passing yards (46,407), passing Vinny Testaverde and Carson Palmer. Green Bay picked off Mitchel Trubisky twice, giving the Packers 15 INTs on the season after just seven in 2018. The Packers have clinched at least a Wild-Card spot under first-year coach Matt LaFleur. Green Bay is 2-6 ATS in its past eight on Monday.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are yet to clinch a playoff spot but would earn one if the Los Angeles Rams lose in San Francisco on Saturday night. Minnesota won at the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday 39-10. The Vikes forced seven turnovers and had a defensive touchdown. Those were the most takeaways forced since Mike Zimmer became the team’s head coach. Minnesota scored 30 straight points after the Bolts led 10-9 midway through the second quarter. No. 1 running back Dalvin Cook, who is having a huge season, left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Too early to tell if he can play in this one. His backup, rookie Alexander Mattison, missed the game with an ankle injury. Minnesota is 2-11 ATS in its past 13 Monday games.

Who Will Win Packers vs. Vikings?

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