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Week 15 Betting Line Favors the Detroit Lions over the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings


Detroit Lions
Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:25 PM ET
Ford Field

The Detroit Lions are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against NFC North opponents with a 6-0 ATS record in their last six divisional home games. The Lions host the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at Ford Field.

Minnesota is just 1-14-1 SU and 4-12 ATS in its last 16 road games against NFC North rivals. Detroit is just 3-11 ATS over its last 14 games in December while the Vikings are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games played in December. The UNDER is 9-3 in Detroit's last 12 games overall.

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Vikings betting odds line opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 43 at most shops.

Computer Prediction: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 23-19 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.

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit will face the 6-7 Minnesota Vikings, who own a 8-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 4-9 so far this season while the Vikings are 5-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 14-rated Detroit Lions and the No. 22-rated Minnesota Vikings in this matchup.

How Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Stats Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 20.38 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 21.62 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 264.31 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 220.85 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 109.67 yards per game. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Teddy Bridgewater led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 309 yards Sunday as the Vikings downed the Jets 30-24 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Detroit comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Matthew Stafford in defeating the Buccaneers 34-17.

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-12-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games
Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Miami, Sunday, December 21st
Detroit at Chicago, Sunday, December 21st