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Minnesota Vikings Hosting the Detroit Lions Week 6 Odds and Betting Pick

Detroit Lions


Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:00 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium


The 2-3 Minnesota Vikings will be gunning for their seventh SU win in their last eight home games when they face the 3-2 Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings were without rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater in a brutal 42-10 loss to Green Bay last week, but the 21-year-old, who looked solid in a 41-28 win over Atlanta in Week 4, is expected to be ready to return against Detroit.

The Lions, who blew an 11-point halftime lead in a 17-14 loss to Buffalo last week, have struggled both on the road and against Minnesota. Detroit are 1-4, SU and ATS, in their last five road games, and a dismal 1-15 SU in their last 16 visits to Minnesota.

The game was off the board early in the week, owing to Calvin Johnson's injury situation, watch for updates at GTbets.eu this week.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 25-18 result in favor of the Lions. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Vikings are 2-3 so far on the season, and 2-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, are 3-2 and 3-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Minnesota go 2-3 and the Detroit Lions go 1-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Minnesota Vikings and the No. 12-ranked Detroit Lions, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 20.2 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 15.8 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 203.2 yards per game, less than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 208 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 97 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Golden Tate hauled in 7 passes for 134 yards against the Buffalo defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 17-14 loss against the Bills on Sunday.


Minnesota was hamered in its last outing, as Green Bay ran up a 42-10 score against them at Lambeau Field.

Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-14-1 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 19th
Minnesota at Buffalo, Sunday, October 19th