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Vikings vs. Packers game picks, best bets for Week 17 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for Vikings-Packers Week 17 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Aaron Rodgers #12 celebrates a touchdown with Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 24-22. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings hit the road to take on the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North clash. Kickoff from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin is set for 8:20 p.m. ET as part of Week 17’s Sunday Night Football game on Sunday, January 2nd. The game will air on NBC.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Vikings-Packers in Week 17 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Vikings vs. Packers Week 17 odds

Spread: GB -13.5
Point total: 42
Moneyline: MIN +575, GB -850

Our picks for Vikings vs. Packers

Pick against the spread: GB -13.5

This is a rematch from Week 11 when these divisional rivals first met this season. In that game, the Vikings kicked a field goal as time expired to come away with a 34-31 win. Unfortunately, Kirk Cousins has been ruled out of this game because he tested positive for COVID-19. With that, backup Sean Mannion will be the starting quarterback and I don’t have much faith in him. Give me Aaron Rodgers making a case for consecutive MVP awards and the Packers covering.

Over/under: UNDER 42

The weather for Lambeau is going to be super cold during game time, but there shouldn’t be any snow. The Packers' defense has improved throughout the season, but they have given up at least 22 points in each of their last five games. Minnesota will be missing Adam Thielen and Cousins, and even though Dalvin Cook should get plenty of run, I think this game hits the under and ends up being a rather uneventful Sunday Night Football game.

Preferred player prop: Dalvin Cook OVER 15.5 receiving yards -120

With Sean Mannion in at quarterback, the offense will be limited, but check downs to Cook should still be in the game plan. His ability with the ball is too good to not grab this over.

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