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Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Playoffs Odds & Prediction: January 5th 2013

2013 NFL Playoffs Predictions
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
Saturday, January 5th 2013, 8:00 PM ET
NFL Playoffs Odds: Green Bay -9.5 O/U 46

Minnesota Vikings (10-6 SU, 8-7-1 ATS, 7-9 O/U)
The Vikings have won four consecutive games while covering the spread each time out. Minnesota picked up a thrilling 37-34 win over the Packers in Week 17 to reach the postseason and force a rematch of one of the season’s most exciting regular season contests.

Minnesota ranked 20th in total offense (336.6 ypg) and a pitiful 31st in passing (171.9 ypg) but made up for their lack of a passing attack by leaning on possible league MVP Adrian Peterson. The Vikings ranked second in rushing (164.6 ypg) and a respectable 14th in scoring (23.7 ppg).

Defensively, Minnesota finished the regular season ranked 16th in total yards (350.4 ypg), but just 24th against the pass (244.7 ypg). The Vikes did manage to finish ranked 11th against the run (105.8 ypg) and a respectable 14th in points allowed (21.8 ppg) while going 3-5 SU and ATS on the road. For more information concerning the NFL Playoffs game between the Vikings and the Packers be sure to visit on game day

Green Bay Packers (11-5 SU, 9-7 ATS, 8-8 O/U)
Green Bay lost to Minnesota 37-34 on Sunday to snap a four-game SU and ATS winning streak. Nevertheless, the Packers did finish the regular season ranked 13th in total offense (359.4 ypg) and a stellar ninth in passing (253.1 ypg) thanks mostly to the MVP-caliber play of all-pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately, The Packers also ranked just 20th in rushing (106.4 ypg) although they did finish the season ranked fifth in scoring (27.1 ppg) thanks to their overpowering aerial attack.

The Packers were stout in nearly every defensive category, ranking an identical 11th in total yards, (336.8 ypg), passing yards allowed (218.2 ypg) and points allowed (21.0 ppg) while also finishing the season with a under par 17th ranking against the run (118.5 ypg). Green Bay went 7-1 SU and 5-3 ATS at home this season.

Don’t miss out on Jimmy Boyd’s full analysis of this wildcard game by clicking here

Key Trends
Vikings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Vikings are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
Packers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following an S.U. loss.
Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games and L/5 games overall.
Packers are 12-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff home games.
Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wildcard games.
Home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Green Bay.
Over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.
Vikings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Green Bay.