What is our prediction for a Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings matchup that could essentially secure the NFC North division title in 2021? Let’s take a look at the performance of these two teams this year, the current NFL odds, make a prediction for the outcome, and look at what channel/station you can watch/listen to this Packers at Vikings matchup.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings prediction and odds | Week 11
- Spread: Packers -2.5 (odds from DraftKings sportsbook)
- Moneyline: Packers -145, Vikings +125
- Over/Under: 49
If you told the Packers they would score just 24 points over the last two weeks, they would have been delighted to go 1-1 in those two games. However, equally, if you told them they would only allow 13 points across those two weeks, they would be disappointed not to go 2-0. Now, the question is — can they all but shut their main NFC North rivals out of the division with seven weeks still to play?
The Packers have a fantastic record against the spread in 2021 at 8-1-1. Their only loss against the spread came in Week 1 when they lost by 35 to the Saints. Since then, their only failure to cover came when they pushed as 3-point favorites on the road to the Bengals.
Green Bay has also seen the under hit in seven straight games, meaning the prediction for this Packers at Vikings matchup should probably be the Packers to cover and the under to hit.
Can the Vikings make the NFC North interesting?
The Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with their important victory over the Chargers. Now at 4-5, they are four games behind their division in the win column with just eight weeks left. They really need to beat the Packers in both head-to-head matchups, and even then, it might not be enough. The Vikings’ inconsistency has been a major concern that they cannot afford in this game.
The Vikings have covered three of their last four, including their last two. They are 4-1 as underdogs, which makes this prediction for their game against the Packers somewhat more cloudy than it initially seemed. However, they have not covered at home since Week 3. The conflicting records against the spread in situations make this game difficult to predict.
Packers vs. Vikings prediction
The uncertainty surrounding the Packers’ offense further muddies the game’s prediction. Can AJ Dillon look as good as the No. 1 back on the Packers’ roster? Will Aaron Rodgers look better nearly three weeks removed from his positive COVID test? Can their defense continue to excel, or will the Vikings have the balanced offense to dissect them?
For the Vikings, the question is about consistency. Can they stitch it all together and match their average of 29 points per game over the past two weeks? The balance of their offense should cause the Packers some problems, but their defense needs to step up and restrict the Packers to around 20 points. This game should be close, and the fact the Vikings simply cannot afford to lose means this game needs to be on upset alert in Week 11.
Packers at Vikings prediction: Vikings 24, Packers 21