Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings 12/23/2019 Picks, Odds and Predictions
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Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings 12/23/2019 – The Green Bay Packers (11-3) are shipping their skills to beat the Minnesota Vikings (10-4). US betting sites have high expectations of the matchup. It’s a battle royale whenever two of the top teams collide.
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings 12/23/2019
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers held the Chicago Bears at bay during their last matchup. The Packers squeezed out a 21-13 victory. It was surprisingly hard-fought, even though the Bears were at a considerably lower tier. QB Aaron Rodgers felt the opponents’ defensive pressure. He went for 16/33 with 203 passing yards and a thrown TD. RB Aaron Jones tried to take some steam off the QB. He carried the ball 13 times across 51 yards. He pumped in 2 rushing TDs, striking at the heart of the opponent. Davante Adams was the plum receiver for the team. He helped extend the team’s territory by 103 yards.
The Packers fought like the A-team. Aside from blistering offense, were careful to shut down any surprise threats from the enemy. Their defensive line held down the enemy to only 55% throw completion rate. However, they allowed 27 rush attempts. This may have been the reason why the enemy still managed to post points. The Packers outscored by using the rush tactic for 24 out of 58 plays. They also did 12 first downs, a surprisingly low number. The Packers didn’t just rush well- they threw well either, and it was obvious in their stats.
The Packers were surprisingly behind in yards. Even though they had good throw defense, the enemy was able to extend territory via the 27 conceded runs. The Packers only gained 292 yards, while the enemy finished with 415 yards. This goes to show that yards-to-points is still the way to go. Accuracy is a premium skill in the NFL, especially this end-season.
Players to watch:
A. Rodgers QB (14 GP 300 CMP 474 ATT 63.3 CMP% 3463 YDS 7.3 AVG 260.6 YDS/G 74 LNG 24 TD 24 TD 2 INT 32 SACK 256 SYL 55.8 QBR 100.4 RTG, A. Jones RB (14 GP 188 ATT 830 YDS 4.4 AVG 42 LNG 4 BIG 14 TDS 59.3 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 44 FD), J. Williams RB (13 GP 101 ATT 427 YDS 4.2 AVG 45 LNG 1 BIG 1 TDS 32.8 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 21 FD).
The Vikings showed no mercy against the Los Angeles Chargers. They outclassed the lesser team with a 39-10 scoreboard. QB Kirk Cousins was going for 19/25 with 207 air yards. He also threw in a TD and a pick. Mike Boone was the foremost rush guy. He ran the ball through 13 carries for over 56 yards. His 2 rushing TDs were both exclamation points to the Vikings’ offense. Stefon Diggs received the ball 4 times. His contributions as top receiver helped the Vikings gain another 76 yards.
The Vikings had interesting stats. They only triggered 18 first downs. They also rushed for 37 out of 62 plays. The stats suggest that they actually did a mixed-offense tactic. This disabled the enemy from stopping their scoring machine. Because of the shifting offense, the enemy’s defensive line was reduced to tatters. The Vikings didn’t put much effort into defense. They allowed their enemy a throw completion rate of 72%. They also allowed 19 rush attempts to punch through their defense.
In the tale of the yards, the Vikings were ahead at 344. Their opponent was only able to squeak out 283 yards. Despite the small discrepancy in yardage gain, the Vikings took advantage of every yard to dish out points. Like the Packers, they knew how to convert their territory into scoring opportunities.
Players to watch:
K. Cousins QB (14 GP 291 CMP 413 ATT 70.5 CMP% 3481 YDS 8.4 AVG 253.1 YDS/G 66 LNG 25 TD 5 INT 23 SACK 166 SYL 63 QBR 111.1 RTG), D. Cook RB (14 GP 250 ATT 1135 YDS 4.5 AVG 75 LNG 7 BIG 13 TDS 81.1 YDS/G 3 FUM 2 LST 60 FD 14 GP 53 REC 63 TGTS 519 YDS 9.8 AVG 0 TD 31 LNG 7 BIG 37.1 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 598 YAC 26 FD), A. Mattison RB (13 GP 100 ATT 462 YDS 4.6 AVG 35 LNG 4 BIG 1 TDS 35.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 19 FD).
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Numbers
Green Bay Packers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks
If you bet sport online carefully consider your wager before taking the plunge. The estimated endgame score is 13.3 against 31.0. Minnesota’s victory is apparent. The winning score will cover the spread, with a total going under.