With the Minnesota Vikings still having a sliver of hope to make the playoffs, they will attempt to stay alive this weekend against the rival Green Bay Packers.
The annual road trip to face the Green Bay Packers is never an easy matchup for the Minnesota Vikings. This season, the contest in Green Bay between two bitter NFC North rivals will be broadcast on national television for the entire country to see.
Minnesota needs a win to stay alive in the NFC playoff picture and the Packers will be looking for a victory to keep them in the No. 1 position in the NFC heading into the final week of the season.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers odds Week 17
- Vikings +6.5 (-110)
- Packers -6.5 (-110)
- Vikings +230
- Packers -290
- 47.5 points
- Over -110
- Under -110
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers prediction Week 17
Yes, the Packers currently have the best record in the NFL. But 6.5 points still seems like a little too much for Green Bay to be favored by against a Vikings team that has come out with a victory in each of the last two meetings between these two teams.
In fact, the Packers have only managed to get wins in three of their last nine battles with Minnesota.
So throw the records out the window and focus on the Vikings’ recent success against Green Bay. With Mike Zimmer as their head coach, Minnesota has typically played well in their games with the Packers (just four losses in 11 matchups since 2016), and that should continue on Sunday.
Prediction: Vikings win