Betting: Will Rodgers and Packers cover vs. Vikings on SNF?

Minty Bets, Pamela Maldonado, and Ariel Epstein break down their betting picks for the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.

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MINTY BETS: Week 17 of Sunday Tonight Football is an NFC North match-up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are 6 and 1/2 point favorites at home. And the total is 46 and 1/2. I'm Minty Bets joined by Ariel Epstein and Pam Maldonado. And we're here to give you our favorite picks for this game. Ariel, let's start with you. What do you have for us?

ARIEL EPSTEIN: I'm laying the points with the home team. Give me the minus 6 and 1/2 on the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay has been great covering spreads at home this year at 6 and 1 ATS. Also, the Packers are averaging 8 points more per game when they are at home as opposed to when they're on the road. The Packers haven't even been swept by Minnesota since 2017. There was a tie in 2018 and a loss. However, it wasn't a complete sweep.

I'm laying the points with the home favorites in this one, Minty.

MINTY BETS: Ooh, OK. This one is tough for me because both of these teams are 2 and 5 against the spread in their last five games. And the Vikings have covered and won in their last two meetings against Green Bay. But I'm not betting against Aaron Rodgers in Lambeau. Now the Vikings defense is one of the worst, allowing some of the most yards per game, and some of the most points per game. I don't think they'll be able to contain Green Bay's offense. And that D is going to force some turnovers.

So I'm laying the points with Green Bay as well. How about you, Pam?

PAMELA MALDONADO: Going opposite of both of you. The cheese stands alone, taking Vikings plus 6 and 1/2 to the Packers. Kirk Cousins in prime time. Can he underperform once again? Absolutely. The Packers 7 and 0 at home, 6 and a 1 against the spread at home. Can they win at home again? Absolutely. But can the Vikings lose and still cover? Yes. All of these things can still happen, can still be true. Packers against the Browns gave up 220 rushing yards, 126 yards to Nick Chubb just last week. And they won that game 24 to 22.

Dalvin Cook is the match-up for me in this. In the first match-up, he only had 86 yards. Dalvin Cook is going to absolutely go off. Why? Because they don't have Adam Thielen for the Vikings in this game. Kirk Cousins in his last three prime time games this season, five touchdowns, three interceptions, less than 220 passing yards in all three, winning two of those outright. And why? Because of Dalvin Cook. He comes in and saves the day.

This game for me is Dalvin Cook versus the Packers defense. I will take the points. I'm not saying they're going to win. Let's get a Green Bay win. But Vikings cover.

MINTY BETS: To recap our Sunday Tonight Football picks, Ariel and I are on the Packers to cover, and Pam has the Vikings to cover. Bet $1.00 on any game and win $100 free. Sign up now at betmgm.com/yahoospecial.

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