3 best prop bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers in Week 1

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson /

When the Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 1, which prop bets have the best chance of hitting?

For the eighth time in franchise history, the Minnesota Vikings will begin their regular season with a matchup against the hated Green Bay Packers.

The Vikings are 3-4 all-time in Week 1 games against the Packers and Minnesota’s last victory over Green Bay in a regular-season opener happened all the way back in 2003. Will the Vikings leave the field with a win on Sunday?

While watching this weekend’s contest between Minnesota and Green Bay, some people might have some money on the line. If anyone plans to place any prop bets for Sunday’s game, we’ve got three that could yield the best results (odds courtesy of FanDuel).

Best Minnesota Vikings prop bets for Week 1 vs. the Green Bay Packers

Justin Jefferson Prop Bet:

  • OVER 82.5 receiving yards (-114)

Now that he’s in a new pass-first offense, Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson could be in line for a record-breaking season. Jefferson will get his first opportunity to play in Minnesota’s new offense this weekend against a Packers defense that struggled to slow him down in 2021 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Not only did the Vikings’ star receiver finish with eight catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a home matchup against Green Bay last year, but during the entire 2021 campaign, he averaged 102.3 receiving yards in games that were played on Minnesota’s home field. Expect Jefferson’s trend of success inside U.S. Bank Stadium to continue on Sunday.

Dalvin Cook Prop Bet:

  • UNDER 71.5 rushing yards (-114)

We already mentioned how the Vikings’ new offense is going to be more pass centric this year, so we can assume that Dalvin Cook is likely no longer going to be the focus of the team’s offensive strategy.

Cook should still get plenty of touches on Sunday, but it will probably be a more even mix of catches and rushing attempts. Plus, the Minnesota running back has only averaged 55 rushing yards in home games against the Packers in his career. This seems like easy money.

Vikings Prop Bet:

  • OVER 2.5 touchdowns (-120)

In their home win over Green Bay last season, Minnesota found the end zone four times. With a more modern offense in place now, this could end up being the case, once again, for the Vikings on Sunday.

Minnesota has also never scored fewer than three touchdowns in a Week 1 game since Kirk Cousins joined the team in 2018. Unless something drastic happens, it’s hard to imagine the Vikings not scoring more than 2.5 touchdowns this weekend.

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