Green Bay Packers (7-8) at Minnesota Vikings (7-8)
Game Info: Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at 8:20 p.m. EST (US Bank Stadium)
Betting Odds: Packers ML (-102) - Over/Under (43)
Pick: Packers ML (-102)
Sunday night takes us to Minnesota for a huge NFC north matchup with plenty of playoff implications in week 17 of the NFL season. As the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings here in this, one of these two teams come into this game with identical records and a victory for either one of these teams would keep them in the playoff race heading into the final week of the regular season. However, the losing team will see their season come to an end heading into week 18. Both of these teams have had roller coaster seasons, and as they’ve had growing pains at key positions, and injuries have hurt them throughout the year as well.
The Green Bay Packers have had a roller coaster of a regular season, and they come into this game needing a victory to keep their fading playoff hopes alive. Jordan Love has been inconsistent at times during his first full year as a starting quarterback, but he has picked it up over the last several weeks. He will look to lead Green Bay to another quality performance here in this game against their division rivals, as they look to put themselves in a position to be fighting for a playoff spot.
Heading into the 18th week of the regular season Green Bay comes into this game one game below the .500 mark through their first 15 games of the regular season. A divisional victory here in this one would get them back to .500. Green Bay comes into this game after picking up a victory over Carolina in their last game and they will look for a second consecutive win here in this one on Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings. They will need to play mistake free football and clean up some of their mistakes from the Carolina game if they want to be successful here on Sunday night against Minnesota on the road.
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Minnesota find themselves in a similar situation, but they’ve had plenty of quarterback controversy throughout the last several weeks. After Kirk Cousins went down with an injury they have shifted through quarterbacks and they will now be on their fourth quarterback this season when they take the field on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. They find themselves in they must win situation if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive as they need to get the job done at home over their division rivals if they want to have something to play for in the last week of the season.
They will look to overcome all the injuries and the quarterback issues throughout this game against Green Bay on Sunday night, as they look to put themselves in a position to make the playoffs with a couple of victories to close out the season. They have been struggling as of late as they have dropped two games in a row and four out of their last five on the season and they will desperately need to bounce back in this game on Sunday night against Green Bay at home. This is a must win game for Minnesota but with the way they have been trending, they could easily drop this game at home to Green Bay and put themselves out of the playoff race. Heading into the final week of the regular season. Green Bay has won two out of their last three games away from home and Minnesota has lost two consecutive home games.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Minnesota is 2-5 at home
- Minnesota is 3-4 after a loss
- Minnesota is 0-2 as a home favorite
I expect this to be a close and competitive game between these two NFC North franchises, but in the end I do look for the Green Bay Packers to pick up the victory on the road in Minnesota. Minnesota has been struggling as of late and I look for that to haunt them throughout this game as I look for the same mistakes to continue against Green Bay and I look for Green Bay to take advantage of those mistakes and pick up the win. As I look for the Packers to pull away late and keep their playoff hopes alive with a victory on the road against the Vikings here on Sunday night in week 17.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!