Packers vs Vikings Week 1 Game Info
2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Green Bay Packers (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. Even after the Davante Adams trade, the Packers are still expected to be Super Bowl contenders this season. After last year's embarrassing opening week loss to the New Orleans Saints, look for a better start from Green Bay.
The Vikings hope that Kevin O'Connell can bring more success as their new head coach. Minnesota didn't have the most exciting offseason and still has an offensive line that's left much to be desired. Kirk Cousins will likely be under a lot of pressure right out of the gate, which could make a win tough to find even with hometown support.
Packers vs Vikings Odds & Spread
All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GB: (+104) | MIN: (-122)
Spread: GB: +1.5 (-110) | MIN: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Updated (Sunday, Sept. 11, 11:15 a.m. EST): Updated odds were provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. The point spread has completely flipped in favor of the Vikings, who are now favored by 1.5 points. The over/under also fell to 46.5 points.
The Packers enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 47.5, which is somewhat high compared to this week's NFL projected totals.
Packers vs Vikings Prediction & Pick
The No. 1 question around the Packers heading into this season surrounds their receiving group. With Adams gone, there's pressure on players like Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson to step up. Fortunately, they have Rodgers to help them do damage against a Vikings secondary that gave up 252.9 passing yards per game in 2021 (No. 28).
While the Vikings should be solid again this year, I need to see more from their offensive line to have confidence in their passing game. If Cousins doesn't have time to find his wideouts, the Packers could put this one out of reach sooner than later.
Add in the fact that Green Bay is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Minnesota, I'll take the Packers edging out their rivals.
Final Score Prediction: Packers: 27 | Vikings: 20
Packers vs Vikings Betting Trends
- Green Bay is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games played in September.
- Minnesota is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games against NFC teams.
- The total has hit the under in six of Green Bay's last eight road games against Minnesota.
- The total has hit the over in four of Minnesota's last five home games.
Packers vs Vikings Best Bet
Both teams have their fair share of questions surrounding their rosters, however, the Packers had the Vikings' number lately. While Minnesota won't roll over and hand Green Bay an easy victory, 2.5 points is an easy spread for a team as talented as the Packers to cover.
Bet: Packers 2.5 (-105)
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