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Detroit Looking for Rare Success Against Divisional Foe

The Detroit Lions are 3-6 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against NFC North opponents, including two losses to the Minnesota Vikings last season. The Lions will attempt to avoid a third straight loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Lions are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against the Vikings.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the Lions' last 20 games on the road.
  • The Lions are 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on the road against teams with winning records.

Detroit is 7-21 SU in its last 28 games against Minnesota, and in the last 22 games in this head-to-head series the Lions are just 5-14-3 ATS against the Vikings. The Lions are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games on the road since winning their first road game of the season against Indianapolis.

For the second straight game on Monday night, Minnesota fell behind early and could not find a way to come from behind. A late touchdown made the final score look closer than the game actually was in a 20-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. The Vikings now rank 31st in the NFL in total yards on offense with 293.3 per game and 31st in rushing with 71.9 rushing yards per game.

Minnesota is 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in its last six games at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Minnesota Vikings sat as -6.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 41.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 30-13 result in favor of the Vikings on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 4-4 Detroit Lions, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vikings are 2-5 so far this season while the Lions are 4-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 2-rated Minnesota Vikings and the No. 16-rated Detroit Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Vikings No. 23-ranked offense (19.86 PPG) against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks No. 21 at 23.75 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 221.43 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (259.38 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 106 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Lions were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-13 score against Houston.

In their last game, the Vikings were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-10 score against Chicago.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Detroit's last 22 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Jacksonville, Sunday, November 20th
Minnesota at Washington, Sunday, November 13th