Zack’s TNF Pick!

After a 5-3 weekend last week, the Saints, Steelers and Falcons did me wrong, I want to get one teaser in for tonight’s game! My record now stands at 19-17-1.

The Vikings travel to Green Bay to face the Packers and the spread will be GB -9 and the number will be 47.

Considering that Teddy Bridgewater is unlikely to play and heavy rains are likely, I want to tease this game to Green Bay -3 and UNDER 53.

After the way the Packers offense put up 38 in Chicago last week, I don’t think the rain will affect the Packers enough to let Ponder beat them at home, but I do think that the rain will keep the score low enough to be comfortable with that under of 53. Simply put, Christian Ponder is so bad, that one NFL insider told me before the 2011 NFL Draft that the Vikings scouts left Ponder’s pro day shaking their head. The problem is, they needed a QB so badly that they pulled the trigger on a guy who had no business being a first rounder.

I love what we saw out of Asiata and McKinnon last week, so I do think they’ll run the ball well, but it won’t be enough to beat the Pack or put the total above 53.

PICK: Tease GB -3, UNDER 53

Total Human Optimization: Onnit