Packers vs. Vikings final score prediction for Sunday Night Football in Week 17

Predicting the final score for the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings matchup on Sunday Night Football.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love. / Wm. Glasheen-USA TODAY Sports
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There are massive playoff implications on the line in the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. 

With a win, both teams would have around a 50 percent chance to make the playoffs (Packers 55 percent, Vikings 48 percent). However, if Green Bay loses, the team will have just a one percent chance to make the playoffs while the Vikings would have a four percent chance if they lose, according to NFL.com. 

That makes this matchup a must win for both sides, and oddsmakers have this one set as a pick’em. 

It doesn’t get much better than that, but can we predict the final score for Jordan Love and company on Sunday? 

It’s one of the hardest things to do when betting on the NFL, but I’m going to attempt to do so, using the latest odds for this game as a guide. 

Packers vs. Vikings odds, spread and total

Packers score prediction

I’m expecting this to be a close game, and these teams have conflicting trends when it comes to the total this season. 

Green Bay is 9-6 on the OVER, while the Vikings are 10-5 on the UNDER. These teams combine to average 43.1 points per game on the season. 

However, the first meeting between these teams was low scoring, with the Vikings winning 24-10 at Lambeau Field. Can Green Bay get revenge today?

I think the Packers can, as the Vikings have seen their quarterback room turned upside down. Not only that, but Nick Mullens has been a turnover machine as of late, and I’m not sure any of the quarterbacks on this Minnesota roster will be much better. 

I still expect this to be a close game since the Vikings are at home, but Love is the superior quarterback in this game. 

I think he can lead the Packers to a win by a field goal – covering the spread of Packers +1. 

Final score prediction: Packers 23, Vikings 20

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