Free Saturday Night Football Week 16 Picks – Vikings vs Packers Prediction
It was a short return for Aaron Rodgers last week in a game where he looked rusty as the Packers need a win to compete in the playoffs. Now that their hope is gone, it’s back to Brett Hundley. They’ll face the divisional foe, Minnesota in Week 16. The Vikings are still fighting for playoff position, but have clinched the NFC North. Odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our Vikings vs Packers free picks for NFL.
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction
The Vikings won their first meeting with Green Bay coming to Minnesota by a score of 24-10 on October 10. Brett Hundley was the quarterback in that game, as well. Case Keenum was at the helm at QB for that one and has kept his starting job, even with Teddy Bridgewater returning. Minnesota pushed their record to 11-3 with a blowout win at Cincy last week by a score of 34-7.
Green Bay fell to 7-7 last week after losing at Carolina and were eliminated from playoff contention after the Falcons defeated the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. They will go back to Brett Hundley who has looked capable and horrific, depending on the outing. The Packers have many injuries to their secondary and CB Davon House may also miss this contest. They will also be without a wide receiver, Davante Adams, who took a hard hit from Thomas Davis last week and has not passed the concussion protocol.
Betting Action – The Odds On Packers
With Aaron Rodgers expected to play early in the week the odds opened with Green Bay as a small -1.5 favorite. However, that quickly moved +9 as he was announced out. +10 has appeared in some spots but is not available currently. The total is 40.5 across all books we’ve seen online.
Minnesota Vikings -9 at Green Bay Packers +9 Total: 40.5
There are plenty of reasons to like Packers in this spot, even with Hundley under center. It’s a divisional game that Packers will be ready to play in, regardless of their lack of playoff prospects. Case Keenum is still a journeyman quarterback. He has played well but has thrown up some bad games against mediocre or poor defenses.
Let’s also not forget both teams like to run the ball which may kill some clock and keep this game a bit closer. The under could be a play if the total gets past 41 points. Green Bay’s defense is also strong against opposing run games. That’s one thing they’ve been consistently good at this year. I would prefer +10 in this one, but it may not get there. Green Bay is still a viable play at +9, but not quite as good as one with a higher number.