Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
The Minnesota Vikings are 13-1 SU and 7-5-2 ATS over their last 14 games at home against the Detroit Lions and hope to improve on those marks when they host their division rival this Sunday at the Metrodome. The Vikings are 4-1 SU over their last five home games.
The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last nine games between these two teams. Detroit is just 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road.
Bettors looking to side with the Vikings in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 47.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Vikings at No. 19 and the Lions at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-24 result in favor of the Vikings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 22.7 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 23.5 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 188.6 yards per game, less than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 214.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 102.6 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.
The Lions were a 31-14 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jaguars. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (45) made winners of OVER bettors. Jacksonville wasn't able to contain Mikel LeShoure in their last game and the result was a 31-14 Week 9 loss against the Lions.
Minnesota was a 30-20 loser in its last match on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 50 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Minnesota got a 182-yard performance from Adrian Peterson, but Seattle prevailed 30-20.
Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5
Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 1-9
A few Lions at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 18 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit
Minnesota is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Green Bay, Sunday, November 18
Minnesota at Chicago, Sunday, November 25