The National Football League season is turning the page after an exciting start to the season and BonusSeeker has you covered with Week 2 NFL predictions heading into Vikings vs Packers at Lambeau Field!
The Packers opened up the season with a division rival, and get another one in Week 2. Green Bay welcomes the Minnesota Vikings as three-point favorites according to SugarHouse Sportsbook, a site well-known as one of the best NJ sportsbooks around.
Take a look at the NFL betting lines below and read on for some Vikings vs Packers predictions heading into the matchup on Sunday at 1pm.
Vikings vs Packers Betting Prediction Week 2
The road team was seeing some love early in the week from the public, although the line stayed the same at Vikings +3.
As Sunday approaches, however, we'd expect SugarHouse sports betting lines to reflect the home team seeing more action and possibly alter the odds. For Packers backers, the best bet could be to wager before the weekend while Minnesota betters may want to wait.
Vikings Preview Week 2
The Vikings' defense and running game absolutely dominated in the 28-12 win to open up the season.
Dalvin Cook ran for 111 yards and two scores on just 21 carries while the defense forced three turnovers and the special teams blocked a punt. Kirk Cousins was only asked to throw 10 times, though, which will have to change in Week 2 since the Packers are all but guaranteed to put up points before the fourth quarter, unlike Atlanta.
Minnesota's confidence should be sky-high, but it should count on quite a different game at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are unlikely to put themselves behind the 8-ball with awful special teams play and turnovers.
Packers Preview Week 2
Green Bay won a sloppy game to kick off the 2019 NFL schedule despite the offense not being in sync whatsoever. With Rodgers and Davante Adams leading the way, however, that's not really an issue in the long run. What is a problem is the five sacks the offensive line allowed.
Minnesota is a ferocious defensive team that is 24-4-1 under Mike Zimmer when recording four or more sacks in a game. Protection is paramount and without it, Green Bay will lose a home game to a rival.
With a better-than-expected defensive showing on the road, the Packers are capable of neutralizing Minnesota's offense and making Cousins actually throw the ball. But can they protect Rodgers enough to put up the necessary points?
Vikings vs Packers Prediction
The three-point spread on the SugarHouse Sportsbook NJ app supports the theory that these two teams are evenly matched with the home team getting the nod as favorite.
Green Bay's defense was surprisingly strong against both the run and the pass, so the Vikings won't be able to simply stick to running it down the Packers'throat as they did with the Falcons. The Packers held Chicago to 3.1 yards per carry and will need similar success to put the ball into the hands of its Hall of Fame QB in Rodgers.
Considering the Packers got three extra days to prepare for this game, we like Green Bay as the first of our Week 2 NFL picks. The additional time has given Green Bay to address issues along the offensive line and prepare adequately for a Minnesota team that serves as another big early-season test.
Pick: Packers -3 (-110)
Vikings-Packers Totals Prediction
Knowing the Packers' offensive capabilities and seeing Minnesota easily score four touchdowns last game makes a total of 44 points on the SugarHouse PA app seem pretty appetizing.
One must note that both defenses look like they're going to be pretty decent in 2019 if we're putting any stock into what we saw in Week 1. Green Bay wants to desperately establish the run game that eluded them in Chicago while Minnesota is likely to use their strong running game to control the tempo and keep Rodgers off the field.
We also must consider that the game is being played on grass as opposed to field turf and that the wind is expected to whip a bit, which could lead to less stretching of the field on offense.
Pick: Under 44 Points (-114)
NFL Picks And Parlays Week 2: Vikings vs Packers
One of the reasons SugarHouse is among the top sports betting sites in PA is the range of markets offered during football season. Among the most are parlays that combine one side and the total in exchange for better odds. These bets can involve moneylines, spreads and totals, along with alternate lines.
Using the above Vikings-Packers predictions for this week, we can combine our selections into a number of bets. With the expectation of a close game, removing the spread would give us one less thing to worry about thanks to the addition of a half-point to the parlay, sticking with the under is the play for us.
A Packers/Under 44.5 parlay pays out at +200 if sports betting at SugarHouse PA, so rather than getting odds around even money or worse by selecting only one of them, bettors can double their money by combining the favorite and the total.