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NFL Playoffs 2013 odds and lines: Vikings vs. Packers

The Minnesota Vikings will try to overcome a 7.5-point spread this Saturday against Green Bay in the first round.

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Set to begin their 2013 NFL postseason against a familiar Green Bay Packers team this Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings are viewed as significant underdogs heading into their opening round game.

Although Minnesota is expected to continue to rely on MVP candidate Adrian Peterson following his impressive 2,000-yard campaign, Green Bay's undeniable playoff experience puts the Vikings at a distinct disadvantage according to oddsmakers. Along with enticing bettors by paying out more than three times any original bets with a victory, the Vikings will also bring a 4-0 record over their last four contests against the spread.

After opening as 8-point favorites, the Packers have remained the overwhelming consensus with the opportunity to play at the comfortable confines of Lambeau Field. Even though Green Bay missed a chance at a first-round bye, the Packers are still one of the most common Super Bowl picks this postseason due to the presence of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have also won six straight games against Minnesota dating back to the 2009 season, and will enter with a 5-2 mark over their last seven home games.

Moneyline: Minnesota +310, Green Bay -380

Over/Under: 46

Spread: Minnesota +7.5

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