Chasing the Bears at the top of the NFC North standings, the Vikings host the Packers in a crucial, must-win, divisional matchup. Kickoff from U.S Bank Stadium is set for Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET.
If you're going to make any picks this important showdown -- in which the Vikings are favored by three -- you need to see what our advanced projection model has to say. The model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times.
In a straight-up, pick'em format, our proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and 2017, performing better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 12 on a strong 12-0 run. For the season, it is now 26-9 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a blistering 74-43. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model is 105-53 this season, again ranking in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch.com. Anybody who has been following it its way, way up.
Now, it has simulated Packers vs. Vikings to produce strong against-the-spread and Over-Under picks. We will tell you that the model is leaning toward the Over, but it's also generated a strong point spread pick that hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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