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The division rival Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at The Metrodome.

The Lions were a 23-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota was a 42-14 loser in its last match on the road against the Bengals. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 56 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 7-8 SU, 6-9 ATS
Minnesota: 4-10-1 SU, 8-7 ATS

Detroit most recently:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 4-6

Minnesota most recently:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing on within the division are 3-6-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Minnesota is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing Detroit