Vikings vs. Packers Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19
September 13, 2018
With the Vikings, you have possibly the most complete team in football. They have a dominant defense that is capable of shutting down an opponent’s run game and passing game. You have a talented duo at running back in Latavius Murray and Dalvin Cook. Kirk Cousins is one of the best passers in the game, and he has two young, talented receivers to work with along with a dependable tight end.
There is nothing the Vikings don’t do well.
With the Packers, you have Aaron Rodgers, the best quarterback in the NFL. No matter how good a defense is, he’ll figure out a way to generate some offense. He doesn’t have much of a running game. But he has a talented trio of receivers to work with and a tight end that somehow was overlooked in Week One.
Their defense is nowhere near the caliber of Minnesota’s, but it isn’t bad either. But Green Bay does have one potential issue—Aaron Rodgers may not play. He returned Monday night after leaving the field on a cart, but he was clearly favoring his injured leg.
So—who’s going to win?
If Rodger is out, Minnesota (+105) will win—easily. If he plays, I’d still lean towards Minnesota, but it will be a tight contest and not shocking in the least if Green Bay were to win (-125). As for the spread, I’d take Minnesota and the points (1).
Since we don’t know if Rodgers is going to play, take the under (46). If he does, go with the over.