- The Packers are +1000 Super Bowl 57 favorites and start the 2022 season with -130 odds to beat the Vikings in Minneapolis in week 1 of the season.
- Since 2012, the Packers have gone 10-8-2 against the Vikings in the regular season and have gone 10-10 ATS in these NFC North Matchups.
- The Packers have won eight of their last 12 season-opening games but lost their 2021-week one matchup against the Saints by 35 points.
MINNEAPOLIS, Min. – The Green Bay Packers are heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for week 1 of the NFL regular season and are +1000 Super Bowl favorites. The Packers are 2-point favorites for this NFC North matchup and the point total is set at 48.
On the road during the 2021 regular season, the Pack went 5-4 ATS and hit the over for total points 50% of the time.
Week 1 Odds
- Packers -130
- Vikings +110
Packers Past Season Openers
The Packers started the 2021 season with a loss in New Orleans, being blown out by 35 points by the Saints. This game was the first season opener that Aaron Rodgers lost since the 2014 season, with the Pack winning eight of their last 12 opening season games.
Their 2020 season opener was also against the Vikings but took place in Lambeau Field and the Packers won 43-34. Online sportsbooks had the Packers as 3.5 favorites for this matchup, with a total set at 47 points and both the total and spread were covered.
Battles of NFC North Rivals
In the last two years, these two teams have split their regular season matchups. The Vikings won their first 2021 game versus the Packers and lost the second late in the season without Kirk Cousins under center.
Since the 2012 season, the Packers have the betting odds in their favor, winning ten, losing eight, and tying twice against the Vikings. The Pack has covered the spread and hit the over/under total in 50% of these matchups, going 10-10 for both props.
Green Bay has gone 5-5 against the Vikings in Minneapolis since the 2012 season but went 4-6 ATS in these games.
Both of these teams have QBs with value for MVP betting as well, with Aaron Rodgers having the fifth-best odds to win the award for the third season in a row. Kirk Cousins is currently sitting behind Rodgers at +5000.
Packers Week 1 Game Affecting Team’s Future Odds
With the Packers being the favorite to win the NFC North for the fourth straight year with -190 odds, this early rivalry game could shift the odds in either team’s direction. The Vikings are the second favorite to take the North, with +260 odds
This early NFC North clash could also affect the preseason Super Bowl contenders’ odds to make a push for the playoffs, with the Packers starting the season without star wide receiver Devante Adams.
The Packers are starting the 2022 NFL tied with the Chiefs for the third-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 and the second best odds to win the NFC at +400.
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