4* Vikings/Packers NFC Wild Card Saturday ATS Annihilator
Minnesota vs. Green Bay,
01/05/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 10 - 24
Point Spread: -7½/-110 Green Bay
4* Vikings/Packers NFC Wild Card Saturday ATS Annihilator: Packers -7.5
The Packers are favored by more than a touchdown for a reason in Saturday's showdown against the Vikings. Even though Green Bay is coming off a loss to the Vikings in Week 17 and have shown no ability to slow down Adrian Peterson, I believe they will come away with a double-digit win at home. The Packers defeated Minnesota 24-13 at Lambeau prior to losing in Minnesota 34-37. If it wasn't for the Green Bay offense getting off to a slow start, Minnesota wouldn't even be in the playoffs. I believe Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing attack will be able to pick apart the Minnesota secondary and jump out to an early lead and never look back. The key here is that Minnesota has no passing game to rely on if the Packers find a solution to slow down Peterson. They also don't have the ability to throw with success on down-to-down basis if they get behind by double digits and have to abandon the pass.
Green Bay is 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game 6-0 ATS following a game where both teams scored at least 24 points and 3-0 ATS in their last three home games vs the Vikings. BET THE PACKERS!