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Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

Minnesota
Vikings
10 - 2
Detroit
Lions
5 - 7
December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
 | Ford Field

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Minnesota
Vikings
10 - 2
Detroit
Lions
5 - 7
December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
 | Ford Field
  • Don’t look now, but the Detroit Lions (5-7 SU, 8-4 ATS) have fought their way back into the NFC playoff race after a 1-6 start to the season. The Lions look to cover their sixth straight game when they host the Minnesota Vikings (10-2, 6-5-1) at Ford Field.

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    Although the Vikings were field-goal favorites on the look-ahead line, the spread had flipped to Detroit as short home chalk by the time of writing. There was also some significant early movement on the total, which had climbed to 53 by Monday night. Minnesota was a 6.5-point home favorite when these teams met in September and the total closed at 51.5.

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    Tight Victory Over Jets Improves Minnesota To 9-0 SU In One-Possession Games

    All but one of the Vikings’ 10 victories this year have come by a single possession, including last week’s 27-22 win over the Jets. Minnesota’s defense stopped New York in the red zone twice in the final two minutes, preserving the victory with an interception on the one-yard line.

    Even if all their games seem to come down to the final two minutes, the Vikes are a sizzling 9-1 SU in their last 10 and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven.

    The Vikings secondary could get a boost this week with the anticipated return of Cameron Dantzler from injured reserve. Minnesota has had to start rookie Akayleb Evans at corner during Dantzler’s absence but Evans left last week’s game after suffering his third concussion of the season.

    Lions Offense Dominates Jacksonville Early In Detroit’s Sixth Straight Cover

    They’re starting to talk playoffs in Detroit again following another Lions victory, this one a 40-14 rout of the Jaguars last week. Detroit scored on its first eight possessions vs the Jags to improve to 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in its last five games and move within two games of Seattle for the final wild-card spot in the NFC.

    Jared Goff enjoyed one of his best outings of the season, completing 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns — two of them going to top receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. The offense had plenty of other contributors, including DJ Chark’s season-high five catches for 98 yards and a combined 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Jamaal Williams and D’Andre Swift.

    Ford Field is where the Lions have been the most dangerous lately, covering nine of their last 11 overall and seven of eight as a home underdog. They’re also 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against NFC North rivals.

    Vikings: Keys to Win

    Minnesota has thrived in one-score games all season, so the Vikes should have an advantage if this game is close late. That was the case in their previous meeting this season, when Minnesota scored two late touchdowns to overcome a 24-14 fourth-quarter deficit.

    Lions: Keys to Win

    Detroit’s offense is the league’s best this season at scoring touchdowns in the red zone, and the Lions should get plenty of opportunities inside the 20 against a Minny defense that is 31st in the NFL in total yards allowed. Goff in particular could be in for a big day against the Vikes’ last-ranked secondary.

    NFL Computer Pick: Vikings +2.5

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    Shark Bites
    • Minnesota is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
    • Detroit is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 home games.
    • Detroit is 7-0 ATS in its last 7 division games.

Odds

Sunday, December 11 Sun Dec 11


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3
-110
-145
o51.5
-110
+3
-110
+135
u51.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+2.5
-108
+117
o51.5
-112
-2.5
-112
-137
u51.5
-108

Edge Finder

23.82
Total Score
25.00
240.91
Passing Yards
233.45
99.36
Rushing Yards
129.45
29:44
Time on Field
29:01
64.55
Number of Plays
62.91
5.27
Yards Per Play
5.77
23.82
Total Score
25.00
4.73
First Quarter
5.64
7.27
Second Quarter
7.73
3.09
Third Quarter
3.55
8.45
Fourth Quarter
8.09
240.91
Passing Yards
233.45
38.64
Pass Attempts
33.18
25.27
Pass Completions
21.18
2.55
Sacks
1.55
18.91
Sack Yards
10.91
9.53
Yards Per Pass
11.02
99.36
Rushing Yards
129.45
23.36
Rush Attempts
28.18
4.25
Yards Per Rush
4.59
0.82
Interceptions
0.64
0.91
Fumbles
1.18
0.27
Fumbles Lost
0.64
1.09
Total Turnovers
1.27
5.18
Penalties
5.55
41.45
Penalty Yards
46.64
29:44
Time on Field
29:01
64.55
Number of Plays
62.91
5.27
Yards Per Play
5.77
4.64
Punts
3.18
47.15
Punt Average
48.78
80.64
Return Yards
68.82

Head To Head

MIN
Stat Type DET
9-1
Record
1-9
6-4
ATS
4-6
6-4
O/U
6-4
28.80
Score
20.30
139.30
Rush Yds
96.10
32.00
Pass Attempts
39.20
71.25
Completion %
62.24
267.30
Passing Yds
233.80
406.6
Total Yds
329.9
0.60
Turnovers
1.60
MIN
Stat Type DET
2-1
Record
1-2
0-3
ATS
3-0
2-1
O/U
2-1
24.67
Score
23.33
114.33
Rush Yds
115.67
38.67
Pass Attempts
39.00
68.10
Completion %
60.68
280.00
Passing Yds
243.00
394.33
Total Yds
358.67
1.33
Turnovers
1.67
Sep 25/22 (1 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
28
Score
24
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
51.5 o
O/U
51.5 u
123
Rush Yds
139
41
Pass Attempts
41
58.54
Completion %
60.98
250
Passing Yds
277
373
Total Yds
416
1
Turnovers
1
Dec 5/21 (2 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
27
Score
29
-7
ATS
+7
47.5 o
O/U
47.5 u
100
Rush Yds
100
41
Pass Attempts
41
73.17
Completion %
60.98
326
Passing Yds
272
426
Total Yds
372
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 10/21 (3 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
19
Score
17
-10
ATS
+10
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
120
Rush Yds
108
34
Pass Attempts
35
73.53
Completion %
60.00
264
Passing Yds
180
384
Total Yds
288
2
Turnovers
2
Jan 3/21 (4 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
37
Score
35
-3
ATS
+3
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
125
Rush Yds
129
40
Pass Attempts
31
70.00
Completion %
64.52
383
Passing Yds
288
508
Total Yds
417
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 8/20 (5 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
34
Score
20
-3
ATS
+3
51.5 o
O/U
51.5 u
275
Rush Yds
129
20
Pass Attempts
45
65.00
Completion %
68.89
212
Passing Yds
292
487
Total Yds
421
0
Turnovers
3
Dec 8/19 (6 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
20
Score
7
-12
ATS
+12
44 o
O/U
44 u
120
Rush Yds
70
30
Pass Attempts
40
80.00
Completion %
60.00
234
Passing Yds
161
354
Total Yds
231
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 20/19 (7 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
42
Score
30
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
166
Rush Yds
81
34
Pass Attempts
45
70.59
Completion %
66.67
337
Passing Yds
352
503
Total Yds
433
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 23/18 (8 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
27
Score
9
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
100
Rush Yds
86
28
Pass Attempts
43
75.00
Completion %
53.49
240
Passing Yds
137
340
Total Yds
223
0
Turnovers
0
Nov 4/18 (9 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
24
Score
9
-5
ATS
+5
47 o
O/U
47 u
128
Rush Yds
66
22
Pass Attempts
36
81.82
Completion %
69.44
155
Passing Yds
143
283
Total Yds
209
2
Turnovers
1
Nov 23/17 (10 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
30
Score
23
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
45 o
O/U
45 u
136
Rush Yds
53
30
Pass Attempts
35
70.00
Completion %
57.14
272
Passing Yds
236
408
Total Yds
289
0
Turnovers
2

Team Records

MIN
Record DET
10-2
All
5-7
6-1
Home
3-4
4-1
Away
2-3
6-5-1
ATS
8-4
4-3
ATS Home
5-2
2-2-1
ATS Away
3-2
7-5
O/U
8-4
5-2
O/U Home
5-2
2-3
O/U Away
3-2
MIN
Record DET
6-2
All
4-4
4-1
Home
2-2
2-1
Away
2-2
2-5-1
ATS
6-2
2-3
ATS Home
3-1
0-2-1
ATS Away
3-1
4-4
O/U
6-2
3-2
O/U Home
3-1
1-2
O/U Away
3-1
MIN
Record DET
3-0
All
2-1
3-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
1-1
1-2
ATS
3-0
1-2
ATS Home
1-0
0-0
ATS Away
2-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
MIN
Record DET
9-1
All
4-6
5-1
Home
2-3
4-0
Away
2-3
5-4-1
ATS
6-4
3-3
ATS Home
3-2
2-1-1
ATS Away
3-2
7-3
O/U
6-4
5-1
O/U Home
3-2
2-2
O/U Away
3-2

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00pm Partly Cloudy
6ºC / 42ºF
63% Humidity
1% Precipitation
59% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Indoor
Field Image
Arrow Image 9
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 4, 2022NYJ27-22W-3/44W/O128159287120366486-2
Nov 24, 2022NE33-26W-2.5/42W/O57301358453644091
Nov 20, 2022DAL3-40L+2/48.5L/U731101831513074581
Nov 13, 2022BUF33-30W+6.5/46.5W/O147334481175311486-2
Nov 6, 2022WAS20-17W-3/43.5P/U562453011371262630
Oct 30, 2022ARI34-26W-4/48.5W/O17320838178297375-2
Oct 16, 2022MIA24-16W-3/45W/U7815623473385458-3
Oct 9, 2022CHI29-22W-8.5/44L/O117312429781932710
Oct 2, 2022NO28-25W-4/42L/O81263344111227338-1
Sep 25, 2022DET28-24W-6.5/51.5L/O1232503731392774160
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 4, 2022JAC40-14W-1/51.5W/O10033743795171266-1
Nov 24, 2022BUF25-28L+9.5/54.5W/U962303261642374011
Nov 20, 2022NYG31-18W+3/44.5W/O16016532589324413-3
Nov 13, 2022CHI31-30W+3/48.5W/O95228323258150408-1
Nov 6, 2022GB15-9W+4/49.5W/U117137254106283389-2
Oct 30, 2022MIA27-31L+3.5/52L/O82311393107369476-1
Oct 23, 2022DAL6-24L+7/49.5L/U1171953121391913304
Oct 9, 2022NE0-29L+3/47L/U1012113121761883641
Oct 2, 2022SEA45-48L-3.5/48.5L/O1453755202353205551
Sep 25, 2022MIN24-28L+6.5/51.5W/O1392774161232503730
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