The Green Bay Packers are eight-point favorites as they host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin on Sunday. Last week, the Packers lost by 28 after closing as just 2.5-point underdogs to the New York Giants.
The line opened with the Packers as nine-point favorites. As seen on both OddsShark and the SB Nation NFL odds page, the spread has dropped to eight points on most books, while one is up to 9.5 for Green Bay.
The over-under point total is set at 46.5 points, which matches up closely to the two teams' combined scoring averages. Green Bay is averaging almost 25 points per game, while Minnesota is averaging 22.5. Both teams average giving up around 22.5 points per game as well.
A key to the spread and over-under could be in the running game. The Packers run defense ranks 11th in the league by giving up an average of 104 rushing yards per game. That defense will have to contend with Adrian Peterson, who leads the Vikings to the league's third-best run game.