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The Minnesota Vikings open up their 2022 NFL season against the Packers. Is KJ Osborn a sleeper against Green Bay? John Hyslop answers.

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, Player Prop, Odds: Is KJ Osborn a Sleeper Against Rivals?

We've got four games on the 4:25 pm ET slate which isn't great but let's be honest, we should be able to find something to bet. I mean, we're talking four NFL games here. Just a couple of years ago we were betting on Russian ping-pong. We should be able to find something. It's science. Lucky for us, there's a guy playing for the Minnesota Vikings that people are just ignoring. Even the sports books which is wild. I get that Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen deserve a ton of shine but there are other wide receivers on that team. One of them is filthy and the books are acting like he's some bum. I think it's going to cost them some cash today. Lots of it.

Vikings vs Packers Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: September 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: FOX

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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Player Prop Pick

KJ Osborn Over 36.5 Receiving Yards (-110) (Bet $110 to win $100)

*Odds available at FanDuel at time of publishing*

We're at FanDuel here but this can really be played anywhere since everyone has the same number and price. The only thing I'm not happy about with this one is the fact that we're not getting ladder opportunities on this guy. FanDuel gave ladder numbers for Jefferson and Thielen but not Osborn. We all know what that means. They're scared. Plain and simple, they're scared.

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Prediction

Let me tell you a little bit about KJ Osborn. The kid is filthy. He went to high school at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida so you know he's legit. There are like 13 active NFL players that also went there. They know what they're doing. After the academy, he hit Buffalo and Miami for a little college, and here he is. He didn't play much in his first year but last year he got a chance and he looked the part of a guy who should never be priced in the 30s for receiving yards. That's just a wild move by the books. One that will certainly backfire.

Even though we're dealing with a completely different offensive philosophy in Minnesota than last season, we can look at Osborn's numbers for 2021 and see that he's obviously going to go off today. In his last six games, the guy went over this number four times. One of those games was against the same Green Bay Packers. In fact, the only time he didn't get home was against the Chicago Bears (twice). They didn't even need him to beat the Bears though.

Today the Vikings will need all the help they can get against the Green Bay Packers. We're talking Aaron Rodgers here people. In both games against the Packers last year, the Vikings allowed 31+ points. Sure Davante Adams is gone but again, we're talking Aaron Rodgers here people. The man will hang points. All we need is the Vikings to be chasing points today and we're gold. Even if they don't, we're still good. Osborn is going to make it rain today.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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