Online NFL Betting Odds for NFC North RivalryPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
With their win over the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday, the Green Bay Packers have now become part of the NFC’s sportsbook elite. The Packers were but one game away from competing for the Vince Lombardi Trophy last season, a trophy that hasn’t made its trip home in a long time. Green Bay was plagued by a poor defense all season long in 2016 and it was ultimately their defense that led to their undoing. But this year, the Packers look much better defensively and it also looks like they’re starting to develop a bit of a running game. If the Pack keeps it up, they’ll be the online NFL betting frontrunners in the NFC.
This Sunday, the Pack will get a chance to display their dominance in the division as they travel to Minnesota to take on long time rivals, the Vikings. The Vikings had the injury bug bang up their starting quarterback Sam Bradford and have fallen to 3-2 on the season. A win against Green Bay would go a long way for Minnesota, especially in the divisional rankings. Let’s see what kind of turnout sports wagering sites are predicting for this Week 6 matchup.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, October 15th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers -3½ (-110) 47 (-110)
Minnesota Vikings +3½ (-110) 47 (-110)
Green Bay Packers
The Pack marches into this weekend’s contest proudly sporting a 4-1 record that gives them the sole lead in the NFC North. As previously stated, the Packers are coming off a big 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have been struggling this season so the win doesn’t mean Green Bay is the favorite in the NFC. But the way Aaron Rodgers drove his team down the field to score the game winning touchdown has left many online NFL betting players in raw admiration of the cheeshead’s quarterback.
The Packers come into this Sunday’s contest with the 7th best scoring offense in the NFL. This was on display last Sunday when Green Bay only got 7 possessions but turned 5 of them into scoring drives. Furthermore, the Pack has the 16th best total offense in the NFL and 11th best passing attack. Defensively the Pack could be a little better against the run since they rank 22nd in the NFL. However, the Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook so that might not be there biggest concern this weekend.
Minnesota is 3-2 on the season and they’ll be looking to get Bradford back into the starting lineup this Sunday. Bradford is officially listed as questionable on the team’s injury report but all signs are pointing towards a start. The Vikes will be looking to keep Aaron Rodgers off of the field versus the Pack, but there’s no guarantee the team will be able to. The Vikings currently have the 11th best running game in the NFL as well as 9th best total offense. But Cook won’t be in that lineup anymore and we’re not sure how Bradford will be playing once he returns.