Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 10/29/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 8
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Packers (-1.5)
The Minnesota Vikings (3-4) are headed to Lambeau Field on Sunday where they will take on the Green Bay Packers (2-4). Green Bay opens this game as 1.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 45.5.
The Minnesota Vikings head into this matchup 3-4 this season. When they last took the field, the Vikings faced the 49ers and notched a win by a score of 22-17. Alexander Mattison led the offense in rushing for the Vikings with 8 totes for 39 yds (4.9 yds per carry). Jordan Addison held an average of 17.6 yards per reception by earning 123 yds on 7 catches. Kirk Cousins finished 35/45 with 378 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 107.2 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Against the run, the Vikings gave up 65 yds on 22 tries, which calculates to 3.0 yds per run allowed. Minnesota relinquished 21 pass completions on 30 attempts for 260 yds, and a completion rate of 70.0%. On the day, they had 66 plays for 452 yards. The Minnesota Vikings ran the ball a total of 21 times and compiled 74 yards, which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt.
Concerning scoring, the Minnesota Vikings hold an average of 21.6 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 74.9 yards on the ground which is 30th in the National Football League. The Vikings have earned 2,484 yards in total over the course of this season. Minnesota has tallied 99 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 35 infractions for 291 yards. They have turned the football over 14 times (5 interceptions and 9 fumbles). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 0 rushing touchdowns.
The Vikings rank 20th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 21.7 PPG. They are giving up 3.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 105.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the season, they have given up 739 yards via the ground game in 7 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Vikings have conceded 1,573 yards which has them ranked 22nd in football. They have given up 224.7 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 74.6%. Overall, they are granting 330.3 yards/game putting them 15th in the National Football League.
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The Packers step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last game, the Packers went home defeated by a final of 19-17 when they faced the Broncos. Jordan Love (2 TDs) finished the contest with 180 yds on 21/31 passing while his QB rating was 90.8. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.8 yds. AJ Dillon had the best day in terms of receiving for the Packers, grabbing 2 balls for 34 yds (17.0 yards per catch). AJ Dillon carried the football 15 times for 61 yds, finishing the game with 4.1 yds per attempt for Green Bay. The Packers finished the contest with a total of 331 yds on 61 plays (5.4 yards per play). Green Bay ran for 4.7 yds per attempt, totaling 137 yds on 29 carries. Green Bay relinquished 25 rushing attempts for 145 yards (5.8 yds per carry). The Packers passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 69.0%, surrendering 194 yards on 20 for 29 through the air.
The Green Bay Packers average 289.8 yards per outing which is good for 26th out of all teams in the league. They hold an average of 90.8 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 545 yards in total. They have thrown 7 picks while losing 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 62 first downs. The Green Bay offense has compiled 325 yds of penalties on 41 violations, which ranks 20th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season thus far, the Packers have thrown for a total of 1,194 passing yards as well as an average of 199.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 23rd in football. Regarding how much they score, the Packers rank 17th in the league by tallying 21.7 points per outing.
They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 194.3 yards per game, which has them ranked 8th out of all teams. Green Bay has given up a total of 862 yards rushing (143.7 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this year. In total, they have given up 132 total points. They have earned 5 takeaways (1 fumble and 4 picks) this year. The Packers defense has been on the field for 400 plays, which is good for 8th in the league. The Packers are allowing 22.0 PPG, which has them in 21st in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings +1.5
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