Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-7)
Lambeau Field is the location where the Green Bay Packers (12-3) will try to defeat the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) on Sunday. Minnesota opens as 7-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 48.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this game 7-8 for this season. In their last contest, the Vikings faced the Rams and took a loss by a final of 30-23. Kirk Cousins connected on 27/38 with 315 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 93.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. Alexander Mattison led the offense in rushing for the Vikings with 13 attempts for 41 yards (3.2 yds per attempt). Justin Jefferson averaged 14.5 yds per reception by notching 116 yards on 8 catches. The Minnesota Vikings ended up rushing 22 different times and compiled 66 yards, which earned them an average of 3.0 yds per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 63 plays which gave them 361 yards. Minnesota surrendered 21 completions on 37 attempts for 197 yds, and a completion rate of 56.8%. In the running game, the Vikings conceded 159 yards on 33 tries, which is an average of 4.8 yds per run surrendered.
The Vikings have earned 5,631 total yards for the season. Minnesota has accumulated 186 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 104 penalties for 973 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Minnesota has earned 30 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 13 times (7 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost). As a team they're averaging 119.9 yards on the ground ranking them 12th in the NFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Minnesota Vikings hold an average of 25.6 points per contest.
The Vikings are ranked 23rd in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 24.8 PPG. They are giving up 4.7 yards per run and 130.5 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,958 running yards through 15 outings. Regarding passing yardage, the Vikings have conceded 3,727 yards which puts them in 27th in football. They are giving up 248.5 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 62.9%. For the season, they have allowed 379.0 yards per game which has them ranked 29th in the National Football League. They have given up 26 touchdowns by air as well as 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Packers come into this game with a record of 12-3 for this season. In their last game, the Packers got the victory with a final of 24-22 when they played the Browns. Aaron Jones carried the rock 12 times for 66 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.5 yards per attempt for Green Bay. Davante Adams was one of the featured targets for the Packers, snagging 10 balls for 114 yards (11.4 yds per catch). Aaron Rodgers (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 202 yards on 24/34 passing while his QB rate was 115.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 5.94 yards. Green Bay allowed 25 attempts on the ground for 219 yards (8.8 yards per carry). The Packers passing defense allowed a completion rate of 58.3%, surrendering 189 yards on 21 out of 36 passing. The Packers finished the game with 311 yards and they ran 58 plays (5.4 yds per play). Green Bay rushed for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 109 yards on 24 attempts.
In terms of how much they score, the Packers are ranking 13th in the NFL maintaining an average of 25.5 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Packers currently have a total of 3,752 passing yards not to mention an average of 250.1 passing yards per outing, putting them at 11th in the NFL. They have an average of 106.9 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,604 yards for this season. The Green Bay Packers have an average of 357.1 yards per game ranking them 15th out of all teams in the league. The Green Bay offense has racked up 678 yards of penalties on 68 violations, which is 31st in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 5 interceptions while conceding 5 fumbles and they have been able to tally 203 1st downs.
The Packers are surrendering 21.6 points per game, ranking them 12th in football. Green Bay has given up a total of 1,729 yards rushing (115.3 yards per outing) and 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have allowed 27 touchdowns through the air in addition to 216.0 yards per contest, which has them in 10th in the league. The Packers defense taken the field for 926 plays, which is good for 13th in the NFL. This year, they have conceded 324 total points. Their defense has earned 26 turnovers (8 fumbles recovered and 18 picks) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings +7
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