NFL

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

Minnesota
Vikings
8 - 2
Detroit
Lions
6 - 4
November 23, 2017, 12:30 PM EST
 | Ford Field

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Minnesota
Vikings
8 - 2
Detroit
Lions
6 - 4
November 23, 2017, 12:30 PM EST
 | Ford Field
  • The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving has been an American tradition since 1935, and the Lions welcome the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings to town for the second year in a row in a Thursday showdown with massive playoff implications.

    Sportsbook opened the Lions as 3-point home underdogs with a total of 44.5.

    Shark Bites
    • The favored team is 27-9 SU in the last 36 games in this matchup.
    • The Lions are 6-1 SU in their last seven games vs divisional opponents.
    • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Vikings’ last seven games on the road against teams with winning records.

    This is just the second time since 1979 that the Lions have hosted the same team on Thanksgiving in back-to-back seasons. Detroit beat Minnesota 16-13 a year ago to improve to 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in the last four meetings between the squads at Ford Field.

    Despite an uncertain quarterback situation, Minnesota is playing some fantastic football right now and is riding a six-game winning streak heading into this one. The Vikes defense held one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses to just seven points and 254 yards in their Week 11 triumph over the Los Angeles Rams.

    The Lions have won their last four Thanksgiving games and are 37-38-2 all-time on the holiday. If Detroit is going to catch Minnesota in the division, this is a must-win game. Matthew Stafford and company are on a three-game winning streak of their own in the wake of a 27-24 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

    UNDER bettors will be paying close attention to this one due to both teams’ penchant for playing in low-scoring affairs. In the last eight meetings between the Vikings and Lions, the UNDER is 7-1.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The Minnesota Vikings opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including Sportsbook), while the total was hovering around 45 at most shops.

    OddsShark prediction models picked the Vikings to win this game on Thursday 26-20. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

    Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Detroit Lions currently sport a record of 6-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4-1 ATS. The Minnesota Vikings are 8-2 and 7-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lions post a 7-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Vikings have gone 5-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Minnesota injuries news.

    It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Lions and the No. 6-ranked Vikings, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 27.1 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.2 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 257.6 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 212.8 YPG per game.

    Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 103.25 yards per game. The Lions, meanwhile, rank No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Adam Thielen was good for 123 receiving yards in the Vikings' most recent action, helping his team to a 24-7 victory over the Rams.

    The Lions' last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Matthew Stafford as they handed Chicago a 27-24 loss at Soldier Field.

    Betting Trends
    • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    • Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
    • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    • Detroit is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
    • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
    • Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Minnesota at Atlanta, Sunday, December 3
    Detroit at Baltimore, Sunday, December 3

Odds

Thursday, November 23 Thu Nov 23


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-2.5
-110
-101
o45
-110
+2.5
-110
-116
u45
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2.5
-117
-134
o45
-127
+2.5
-103
+114
u45
+107

Edge Finder

25.00
Total Score
19.12
249.29
Passing Yards
211.47
113.53
Rushing Yards
110.94
29:37
Time on Field
29:12
63.71
Number of Plays
62.12
5.70
Yards Per Play
5.19
25.00
Total Score
19.12
5.06
First Quarter
2.35
6.76
Second Quarter
6.29
6.59
Third Quarter
4.65
6.24
Fourth Quarter
5.82
249.29
Passing Yards
211.47
35.53
Pass Attempts
34.88
23.41
Pass Completions
23.29
1.76
Sacks
2.12
12.47
Sack Yards
17.00
10.65
Yards Per Pass
9.08
113.53
Rushing Yards
110.94
26.41
Rush Attempts
25.12
4.30
Yards Per Rush
4.42
0.41
Interceptions
0.82
1.24
Fumbles
1.00
0.35
Fumbles Lost
0.53
0.76
Total Turnovers
1.35
6.53
Penalties
6.18
61.35
Penalty Yards
48.47
29:37
Time on Field
29:12
63.71
Number of Plays
62.12
5.70
Yards Per Play
5.19
4.65
Punts
3.82
45.87
Punt Average
49.20
77.12
Return Yards
72.00

Head To Head

MIN
Stat Type DET
4-6
Record
6-4
5-5
ATS
5-5
3-7
O/U
3-7
17.90
Score
19.10
120.60
Rush Yds
81.80
33.10
Pass Attempts
36.50
70.39
Completion %
62.74
214.60
Passing Yds
221.90
335.2
Total Yds
303.7
1.70
Turnovers
0.80
MIN
Stat Type DET
0-3
Record
3-0
0-3
ATS
3-0
0-3
O/U
0-3
12.00
Score
17.33
82.33
Rush Yds
96.00
35.67
Pass Attempts
35.67
72.90
Completion %
60.75
226.67
Passing Yds
194.00
309
Total Yds
290
1.33
Turnovers
0.33
Oct 1/17 (1 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
7
Score
14
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
87
Rush Yds
97
30
Pass Attempts
31
53.33
Completion %
61.29
197
Passing Yds
154
284
Total Yds
251
3
Turnovers
0
Nov 24/16 (2 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
13
Score
16
+2
ATS
-2
42 o
O/U
42 u
82
Rush Yds
94
37
Pass Attempts
40
83.78
Completion %
57.50
224
Passing Yds
214
306
Total Yds
308
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 6/16 (3 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
16
Score
22
-5
ATS
+5
42 o
O/U
42 u
78
Rush Yds
97
40
Pass Attempts
36
77.50
Completion %
63.89
259
Passing Yds
214
337
Total Yds
311
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 25/15 (4 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
28
Score
19
+1
ATS
-1
45 o
O/U
45 u
140
Rush Yds
77
35
Pass Attempts
26
71.43
Completion %
69.23
285
Passing Yds
197
425
Total Yds
274
1
Turnovers
0
Sep 20/15 (5 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
26
Score
16
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
199
Rush Yds
38
18
Pass Attempts
53
77.78
Completion %
60.38
151
Passing Yds
285
350
Total Yds
323
1
Turnovers
3
Dec 14/14 (6 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
14
Score
16
+8
ATS
-8
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
76
Rush Yds
80
41
Pass Attempts
28
75.61
Completion %
60.71
284
Passing Yds
153
360
Total Yds
233
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 12/14 (7 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
3
Score
17
-1
ATS
+1
43 o
O/U
43 u
69
Rush Yds
100
37
Pass Attempts
33
62.16
Completion %
57.58
143
Passing Yds
155
212
Total Yds
255
3
Turnovers
0
Dec 29/13 (8 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
14
Score
13
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
174
Rush Yds
63
33
Pass Attempts
33
60.61
Completion %
66.67
171
Passing Yds
182
345
Total Yds
245
2
Turnovers
0
Sep 8/13 (9 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
24
Score
34
+4
ATS
-4
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
105
Rush Yds
112
28
Pass Attempts
43
64.29
Completion %
65.12
225
Passing Yds
357
330
Total Yds
469
4
Turnovers
2
Nov 11/12 (10 of 10)
MIN
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
34
Score
24
+3
ATS
-3
46 o
O/U
46 u
196
Rush Yds
60
32
Pass Attempts
42
75.00
Completion %
66.67
207
Passing Yds
308
403
Total Yds
368
0
Turnovers
2

Team Records

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

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00pm Mostly Cloudy
2ºC / 36ºF
57% Humidity
0% Precipitation
61% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Indoor
Field Image
Arrow Image 10
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 19, 2017LAR24-7W-1.5/46W/U17128045145209254-1
Nov 12, 2017WAS38-30W-1/41W/O102304406813133941
Oct 29, 2017CLE33-16W-11/38.5W/O88287375115161276-1
Oct 22, 2017BAL24-16W-5.5/37.5W/O169188357641442081
Oct 15, 2017GB23-10W+3/46W/U11223935172155227-1
Oct 9, 2017CHI20-17W-3.5/41L/U159141300115159274-2
Oct 1, 2017DET7-14L-2.5/43.5L/U87197284971542513
Sep 24, 2017TB34-17WEvW/O12536949426316342-3
Sep 17, 2017PIT9-26L+8.5/43L/U911462371022333351
Sep 11, 2017NO29-19W-3/47.5W/O129341470602843440
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 19, 2017CHI27-24W-3/40P/O652873522221763980
Nov 12, 2017CLE38-24W-10.5/42.5W/O104241345201212413-1
Nov 6, 2017GB30-17W-2.5/42.5W/O64353417782333111
Oct 29, 2017PIT15-20L+3/44.5L/U7141148275317392-1
Oct 15, 2017NO38-52L+6/50.5L/O662813471931863792
Oct 8, 2017CAR24-27L-2/41.5L/O50192242283343621
Oct 1, 2017MIN14-7W+2.5/43.5W/U9715425187197284-3
Sep 24, 2017ATL26-30L+3/50.5L/O71253324151277428-3
Sep 18, 2017NYG24-10W+3/42.5W/U138119257622082700
Sep 10, 2017ARI35-23W+2.5/48.5W/O8228536745264309-3
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