Vikings vs. Packers odds, line, spread: Sunday Night Football picks, prediction from NFL model on 134-96 run

The Minnesota Vikings (7-8) travel to take on the Green Bay Packers (12-3) in a bitter NFC North rivalry on Sunday Night Football. The Packers will look to extend their win streak to five games after beating the Cleveland Browns 24-22 in a Christmas Day matchup. Despite forcing Matthew Stafford to throw three interceptions, Minnesota couldn’t get over the hump in its last outing, falling to the Rams 30-23 in Week 16. To make matters worse, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will miss Sunday’s contest after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kickoff from Lambeau Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Green Bay is favored by 13 points in the latest Vikings vs. Packers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 42. Before locking in any Packers vs. Vikings picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 17 of the 2021 season on an incredible 134-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Vikings vs. Packers 10,000 times and revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Packers vs. Vikings:

  • Vikings vs. Packers spread: Green Bay -13
  • Vikings vs. Packers over-under: 42 points
  • Vikings vs. Packers money line: Green Bay -800, Minnesota +550
  • GB: The Packers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games as home favorites
  • MIN: The Over is 4-0 in Vikings’ last four games following an ATS loss

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Why the Packers can cover

Running back Aaron Jones is one of the best dual-threat tailbacks in the NFL. Jones leads the team with 163 carries for 723 yards and four touchdowns. The UTEP product has also caught 47 passes for 361 yards with another six scores. Jones is averaging 77.4 yards from scrimmage per game. 

AJ Dillon is the bruising tailback for the Packers. He is a physical runner who is difficult to bring down. Dillon is second on the team with 159 carries for 677 yards and three scores. The Boston College product has rushed for at least 60 yards in five games. Green Bay’s duo looks to dominate Minnesota’s defense with its combination of physicality and quickness.

Why the Vikings can cover

Minnesota has an elite duo at receiver and running back. Second-year receiver Justin Jefferson is already one of the top pass-catchers in the NFL. Jefferson is currently ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in multiple league categories. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is fifth in receptions (97), second in receiving yards (1,451), and tied for sixth in receiving touchdowns (nine). The LSU product has logged six games with more than 100 yards receiving.

Despite missing four games, Dalvin Cook is expected to return from the COVID-19 list and he’s still one of the best tailbacks in the league. Cook is fifth in carries (226), fourth in rushing yards (1,067), and has six touchdowns. The Florida State product is also a strong option coming out of the backfield, where he has reeled in 30 receptions for 221 yards. Cook has rushed for more than 100 yards in four games, including a 200-yard performance. In Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cook had 27 carries for 205 yards with two scores. 

How to make Vikings vs. Packers picks 

SportsLine’s model is leaning over the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 48 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Packers vs. Vikings picks at SportsLine

So who wins Packers vs. Vikings on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Packers vs. Vikings spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up over $7,100 on its NFL picks, and find out.

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