The Green Bay Packers will look to pad their lead atop the NFC North when they face the Indianapolis Colts on the road this coming Sunday. The Colts are also on top of their division in the AFC South, but they’re still in a close race with the Tennessee Titans, so a win here will at least guarantee that they will remain No. 1 there for another week.
Betting Preview for the Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Regular Season Week 11 Game on November 22, 2020
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (+2)
Regular Season Record: 7-2
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers avoided great embarrassment in Week 10, as they staved off the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 24-20 win at Lambeau Field. The Packers were double-digit favorites in that game but had a hard time pulling away from the Jags, who many expect would get blown off to smithereens at the hands of a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Rodgers went 24 of 34 in that game for 325 passing yards and a couple of touchdowns with an interception. He enjoyed teaming up with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, as the wide receiver caught four passes for 149 receiving yards and a touchdown. Davante Adams got a touchdown as well to go with 66 receiving yards on eight catches. While not Rodgers’ favorite target, Valdes-Scantling will play a big role in stretching the field against the tough Colts defense, which could lead to at least a few open looks for Adams. The Packers are third in the NFL in scoring offense with 30.8 points per game and sixth in total offense with 395.8 total yards per contest. With the possibility of Adam Lazard returning to action this weekend after a long absence, the Packers’ offensive arsenal could be working at close to a 100 percent capability for the first time in a while.
The Packers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (-2)
Regular Season Record: 6-3
The Colts returned to their winning ways by defeating the Titans on the road last Sunday, 34-17. That came a week after the Colts lost to the Baltimore Ravens at home, 24-10. Indianapolis’ defense did its job of containing the Titans’ attack as a whole. The Colts didn’t slow down Titans running back Derrick Henry, who rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries, but really, who can? The Packers have Aaron Jones, but he’s not the freight train that Henry is, so Indianapolis’ stop unit should find more success in stopping Green Bay’s ground game than in the Titans contest. The Colts’ defense is among the best in the NFL. It is fourth overall both against the pass and run in terms of DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). The Colts have a solid secondary that’s good enough to shut down prolific receivers, as the team is fourth overall so far this season with 11 interceptions. Opponents are also completing just 62.24 percent of their passes against the Colts, which is the fifth-lowest in the league.
The under is 4-1 in the Colts’ last five home games.
The Packers win, 26-23.
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