The Green Bay Packers can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff bracket when they host the rival Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. The Packers (12-3) own the best record in the NFL and can clinch the top seed in the playoffs, as well as a first-round bye and home-field advantage, with a win on Sunday and a Cowboys loss or tie to the Cardinals. The Vikings (7-8) sit in eighth place in the NFC playoff picture, only one game behind the 49ers and Eagles for the final two wild card berths. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is likely out with COVID-19.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Green Bay is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Packers vs. Vikings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under for total points scored is 46.5. Before you make any Vikings vs. Packers picks of your own, you see to hear what NFL and Green Bay expert R.J. White has to say.
White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It’s no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest.
In addition, White is an amazing 49-15-1 (+3197) in his last 65 against-the-spread picks involving the Packers. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, he has locked in on Packers vs. Vikings and released a confident against-the-spread pick that is available only at SportsLine. Go to SportsLine to see it. Here are the NFL lines and trends for Vikings vs. Packers and Sunday Night Football:
- Packers vs. Vikings spread: Green Bay -6.5
- Packers vs. Vikings Over/Under: 46.5 points
- Packers vs. Vikings money line: Green Bay -290, Minnesota +235
- GB: QB Aaron Rodgers leads the league in passer rating (110.8)
- MIN: RB Dalvin Cook ranks third in the league in rushing yards per game (97.0)
Why the Packers can cover
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on fire. In his last four games, Rodgers, who is the leading contender for the NFL MVP award this season, has thrown 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions, completed 70.7 percent of his passes and averaged 279.5 passing yards a game. The Packers won all four of those contests.
Why the Vikings can cover
Minnesota will have Dalvin Cook available this week. The Vikings running back returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week after the league altered its protocols for return. Cook ranks third in the league in rushing yards per game (97.0) and yards from scrimmage per game (117.1).
In addition, Minnesota has had success against the Packers recently. The Vikings have won the last two meetings against Green Bay, including a 34-31 win just six weeks ago.
How to make Packers vs. Vikings picks
White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning Over the total, he has discovered a crucial x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing it only at SportsLine.
Who wins Vikings vs. Packers on Sunday Night Football? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Vikings vs. Packers spread you should jump on, all from the top NFL expert who is 49-15 on against-the-spread picks involving the Packers, and find out.