NFL

Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

Detroit
Lions
3 - 4
Minnesota
Vikings
4 - 3 - 1
November 04, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | U.S. Bank Stadium

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Detroit
Lions
3 - 4
Minnesota
Vikings
4 - 3 - 1
November 04, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Through eight weeks, the NFC North is a virtual toss-up, as all four teams have a realistic shot of winning the division. Two of those teams that are coming off losses, the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, renew acquaintances at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 9. Sportsbooks opened the Vikings as 4-point home favorites with a total of 50.

    SHARK BITES
    • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Lions’ last nine games vs the Vikings (avg. combined score: 34.11).
    • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Vikings’ last eight games at home (avg. combined score: 40.63).
    • The Lions are 6-1 SU in their last seven games vs divisional opponents.

    Lions vs Vikings Game Center

    Expect both teams to air it out in Minny

    Both the Lions and Vikings have preferred to get the offensive damage done through the air this year, as Detroit has run the ball on 38.5 percent of its offensive possessions while Minnesota is 33.8 percent in that regard. The Lions have averaged 275 yards through the air (183 per game against conference opposition) and have 14 passing touchdowns, while the Vikes have recorded 315 pass yards per game (425 against the NFC) to go along with 16 touchdown passes.

    The Vikings are historically excellent heading into the bye week, as Minnesota is 8-1 SU and ATS in its past nine games before the bye. The Lions have been a great spread bet of late, however, as Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its past six contests. The Lions have traditionally struggled when traveling to Minnesota, going 4-16 SU in their last 20 meetings with the Vikings in Minneapolis.

    Is another UNDER in store in this matchup? Seven of the past nine meetings between the Lions and Vikings have gone UNDER the total, with an average combined score of 34.1 points. The UNDER is also 6-2 in the Vikings’ past eight games at home, with an average combined score of 40.1 points.

    Which team is going to rebound?

    The Vikings’ 30-20 loss on Sunday Night Football served as a microcosm of Minnesota’s season, as the club’s stats looked good on paper yet it didn’t translate into a win. The Vikings sit behind the Chicago Bears in second place in the NFC North, so a win over the Lions could go a long way into re-establishing their position as the front-runner in the division.

    The Lions are coming off a disappointing 28-14 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks in a game in which they got outperformed in every aspect from start to finish. The Seahawks’ 21-point second quarter proved to be too much for the Lions to overcome. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has amassed 1,696 passing yards on the year to go along with 12 passing touchdowns and will be leaned on heavily to go toe to toe with Kirk Cousins’ Vikings aerial attack.

    My pick: take the UNDER

    Sportsbooks are clearly respecting both teams’ offenses in this one, evidenced by the Sportsbook O/U number of 50. I think that number is a little high due to their history of going UNDER the total, and Minnesota’s defense has fared much better at home compared to on the road of late. Expect this one to stay below the total in Week 9.

Odds

Sunday, November 4 Sun Nov 4


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+6
-110
+185
o51
-110
-6
-110
-225
u51
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+4.5
-105
+200
o46.5
-114
-4.5
-115
-240
u46.5
-106

Edge Finder

26.65
Points Scored
24.89
251.82
Passing Yards
264.17
128.18
Rushing Yards
95.67
29:55
Time on Field
29:48
64.24
Number of Plays
65.50
5.92
Yards Per Play
5.49
26.65
Points Scored
24.89
6.29
First Quarter
4.72
7.29
Second Quarter
6.50
4.88
Third Quarter
3.78
8.18
Fourth Quarter
9.56
251.82
Passing Yards
264.17
34.59
Pass Attempts
39.56
22.53
Pass Completions
26.67
1.41
Sacks
2.61
9.59
Sack Yards
18.56
11.18
Yards Per Pass
9.91
128.18
Rushing Yards
95.67
28.24
Rush Attempts
23.33
4.54
Yards Per Rush
4.10
0.41
Interceptions
0.83
0.88
Fumbles
1.06
0.47
Fumbles Lost
0.44
0.88
Total Turnovers
1.28
5.29
Penalties
5.06
45.47
Penalty Yards
38.94
29:55
Time on Field
29:48
64.24
Number of Plays
65.50
5.92
Yards Per Play
5.49
3.06
Punts
4.28
48.57
Punt Average
47.04
76.76
Return Yards
72.06

Head To Head

DET
Stat Type MIN
6-4
Record
4-6
5-5
ATS
5-5
3-7
O/U
3-7
19.00
Points Scored
17.50
81.10
Rush Yds
114.60
35.80
Pass Attempts
32.90
61.73
Completion %
69.91
214.70
Passing Yds
221.10
295.8
Total Yds
335.7
0.80
Turnovers
1.70
DET
Stat Type MIN
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
17.67
Points Scored
16.67
81.33
Rush Yds
101.67
35.33
Pass Attempts
32.33
58.49
Completion %
70.10
201.33
Passing Yds
231.00
282.67
Total Yds
332.67
0.67
Turnovers
1.33
Nov 23/17 (1 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Home
Away
23
Points Scored
30
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
45 o
O/U
45 u
53
Rush Yds
136
35
Pass Attempts
30
57.14
Completion %
70.00
236
Passing Yds
272
289
Total Yds
408
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 1/17 (2 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
7
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
97
Rush Yds
87
31
Pass Attempts
30
61.29
Completion %
53.33
154
Passing Yds
197
251
Total Yds
284
0
Turnovers
3
Nov 24/16 (3 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Home
Away
16
Points Scored
13
-2
ATS
+2
42 o
O/U
42 u
94
Rush Yds
82
40
Pass Attempts
37
57.50
Completion %
83.78
214
Passing Yds
224
308
Total Yds
306
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 6/16 (4 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Away
Home
22
Points Scored
16
+5
ATS
-5
42 o
O/U
42 u
97
Rush Yds
78
36
Pass Attempts
40
63.89
Completion %
77.50
214
Passing Yds
259
311
Total Yds
337
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 25/15 (5 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
28
-1
ATS
+1
45 o
O/U
45 u
77
Rush Yds
140
26
Pass Attempts
35
69.23
Completion %
71.43
197
Passing Yds
285
274
Total Yds
425
0
Turnovers
1
Sep 20/15 (6 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Away
Home
16
Points Scored
26
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
38
Rush Yds
199
53
Pass Attempts
18
60.38
Completion %
77.78
285
Passing Yds
151
323
Total Yds
350
3
Turnovers
1
Dec 14/14 (7 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Home
Away
16
Points Scored
14
-8
ATS
+8
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
80
Rush Yds
76
28
Pass Attempts
41
60.71
Completion %
75.61
153
Passing Yds
284
233
Total Yds
360
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 12/14 (8 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Away
Home
17
Points Scored
3
+1
ATS
-1
43 o
O/U
43 u
100
Rush Yds
69
33
Pass Attempts
37
57.58
Completion %
62.16
155
Passing Yds
143
255
Total Yds
212
0
Turnovers
3
Dec 29/13 (9 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Away
Home
13
Points Scored
14
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
63
Rush Yds
174
33
Pass Attempts
33
66.67
Completion %
60.61
182
Passing Yds
171
245
Total Yds
345
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 8/13 (10 of 10)
DET
Stat Type MIN
Home
Away
34
Points Scored
24
-4
ATS
+4
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
112
Rush Yds
105
43
Pass Attempts
28
65.12
Completion %
64.29
357
Passing Yds
225
469
Total Yds
330
2
Turnovers
4

Team Records

DET
Record MIN
3-4
All
4-3-1
2-2
Home
2-2
1-2
Away
2-1-1
5-2
ATS
3-3-2
2-2
ATS Home
1-2-1
3-0
ATS Away
2-1-1
5-2
O/U
4-4
2-2
O/U Home
1-3
3-0
O/U Away
3-1
DET
Record MIN
1-3
All
3-2-1
1-1
Home
2-1
0-2
Away
1-1-1
3-1
ATS
2-2-2
1-1
ATS Home
1-1-1
2-0
ATS Away
1-1-1
3-1
O/U
3-3
1-1
O/U Home
1-2
2-0
O/U Away
2-1
DET
Record MIN
1-0
All
0-0-1
1-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0-1
1-0
ATS
0-1
1-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
DET
Record MIN
3-4
All
4-3-1
2-2
Home
2-2
1-2
Away
2-1-1
5-2
ATS
3-3-2
2-2
ATS Home
1-2-1
3-0
ATS Away
2-1-1
5-2
O/U
4-4
2-2
O/U Home
1-3
3-0
O/U Away
3-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
11:00 am EST Snow
3ºC / 37ºF
91% Humidity
81% Precipitation
100% Cloud Cover
Stadium Type Indoor
Field Image

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 28, 2018SEA14-28L-3/48L/U342973311762374133
Oct 21, 2018MIA32-21W-3/47W/O2482094571072153220
Oct 7, 2018GB31-23W-1/50W/O9417026498423521-3
Sep 30, 2018DAL24-26L+2.5/44W/O962863821832314140
Sep 23, 2018NE26-10W+7/55W/U159255414891202090
Sep 16, 2018SF27-30L+6/48W/O983294271901563461
Sep 10, 2018NYJ17-48L-7/44L/O393003391691803493
Dec 31, 2017GB35-11W-7.5/44.5W/O51305356103153256-4
Dec 24, 2017CIN17-26L-3/43L/P871892761422223640
Dec 16, 2017CHI20-10W-4.5/43.5W/U9120229343306349-2
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 28, 2018NO20-30L+2.5/54L/U853384231061642701
Oct 21, 2018NYJ37-17W-3.5/45W/O8822831671192263-4
Oct 14, 2018ARI27-17W-10/43.5P/O195216411612082690
Oct 7, 2018PHI23-21W+3.5/48.5W/U7729837581283364-1
Sep 27, 2018LAR31-38L+7/49P/O543924461004565561
Sep 23, 2018BUF6-27L-16.5/41L/U142782921281642923
Sep 16, 2018GB29-29T-1.5/45L/O68412480982533511
Sep 9, 2018SF24-16W-6/46.5W/U11622734390237327-3
Jan 21, 2018PHI7-38L-3/39L/O702633331103464563
Jan 14, 2018NO29-24W-5.5/46.5L/O9530840380278358-1
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