Get ready for an NFC North battle as the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings will face off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay is 5-1 overall and 2-0 at home, while Minnesota is 1-5 overall and 1-2 on the road. The Packers won the first meeting of 2020 in the season opener, 43-34. 

Green Bay is favored by six points in the latest Packers vs. Vikings odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 49.5. Before entering any Vikings vs. Packers picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 15-7 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model also enters Week 8 on an incredible 111-72 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Packers vs. Vikings. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Vikings vs. Packers:

  • Packers vs. Vikings spread: Packers -6
  • Packers vs. Vikings over-under: 49.5 points
  • Packers vs. Vikings money line: Green Bay -280, Minnesota 240

Why the Packers can cover

The Packers strolled past the Houston Texans this past Sunday, 35-20. Davante Adams caught 13 passes for two TDs and a career-high 196 yards. He had 14 receptions for 156 yards and two TDs in the Week 1 meeting. Adams has six TDs in his past games vs. Minnesota. He has three consecutive 100-yard games vs. the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards with four TDs vs. 0 INTs. He passed for 364 yards and four TDs vs. 0 INTs in the Week 1 meeting. 

Aaron Jones missed Week 7 with a calf injury and will not play against the Vikings. Jamaal Williams had 114 scrimmage yards and a rush TD last week, his eighth career game with 100-plus scrimmage yards. The Packers have won the past three meetings with the Vikings, all under head coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay leads the all-time series, 62-53-3. 

What you need to know about the Vikings

Meanwhile, Minnesota fell 40-23 to the previously winless Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago. Minnesota was down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter. Starting in place of the injured Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries. Cook is listed as questionable for Week 8 and is expected to return from a groin injury. He rushed for two TDs in the Week 1 meeting. 

Kirk Cousins has thrown 10 interceptions, which is fourth worst in the league. Adam Thielen had six catches for 110 yards and two TDs in the Week 1 meeting. He has 36 receptions for 505 yards and three TDs in six career games at Green Bay. Justin Jefferson leads all rookies with 537 receiving yards this season. Head coach Mike Zimmer has a 5-7-1 record vs. the Packers. 

How to make Vikings vs. Packers picks

SportsLine’s model has simulated Packers vs. Vikings 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Packers vs. Vikings? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Vikings vs. Packers spread to jump on Sunday, all from the model that enters Week 8 of the NFL season on an incredible 111-72 roll. 

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