Sunday Night Football Vikings vs Packers Week 7 Odds

October 24th, 2010 by

vikings vs packersThere’s about a million different story lines surrounding this Sunday Night NFL betting odds matchup and only a few of them concern football. Brett Favre returning to Green Bay, Randy Moss’s return to the Vikings, a crippled Green Bay lineup trying to get by, an Aaron Rogers concussion, etc, etc.

But despite the circus surrounding this game at its core is two very good teams –despite what their records might indicate- playing an NFL North division rivalry that could have a huge impact on who wins the division.

Minnesota (2-3) has gotten off to a very slow start but is starting to hit its stride while Green Bay (3-3) has been nearly incapacitated by injuries.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 8:25 Eastern Time and sbg sportsbook opened with the Packers as a 3-point favorite with an over/under total at 44.

One of the biggest story lines heading into this NFL gambling matchup is the health of a Packers QB Aaron Rogers. After suffering a concussion in last weekend’s loss and is listed as probable for the Week 7 start.

If Rogers doesn’t start or isn’t effective the Vikings are a lock to win this game. But even if he does play you’ve got to like the Vikings’ chances.

With Favre returning to Green Bay you can be sure that he’ll up his game a bit. Say what you will about Favre but he generally rises to the occasion and this will be the biggest game of the year so far for the Vikings. He’ll have plenty of help as well as WR Randy Moss will likely be even better after another week of practice, as will WR Percy Harvin.

But the passing game may not even need to do the heavy lifting as the Packers D is soft against the runs and is giving up 112.3 ypg and that means that RB Adrian Peterson (110.6 ypg) could be in for another monster day.

On offense Green Bay is just so banged up it’s hard to know how this unit will perform. It’s lost its last 2 games and scored just a combined 33 points in the losses.

It’s tough to imagine this talented Packers squad losing 3 games in a row but the Vikings look the winner in this sports betting contest.

Comments are closed.