Vikings vs. Lions Week 4 Odds
DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – The 2-1 Vikings will look to win back-to-back games when they visit their NFC North rivals, the Lions, at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
MINNESOTA: The Vikings pulled off the upset of Week 3 by knocking off the 49ers 24-13 in Minnesota. Christian Ponder did it all, completing 21-of-35 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for one score. Adrian Peterson carried the ball 25 times for 86 yards and Percy Harvin caught nine passes for 89 yards as Minnesota improved to 2-1 on the new season.
DETROIT: The Lions dropped to 1-2 with a 44-41 loss to the Titans, although it was an amazement that Detroit even had a chance to win considering their trailed by two scores late. They needed a Hail Mary completion to force overtime, but a controversial decision to go for it on fourth-and-one at the end of the game cost the Lions a potential victory. Matthew Stafford completed 33-of-42 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown, but was injured in the loss. Mikel Leshoure rushed 26 times for 100 yards and one score, while Calvin Johnson caught 10 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown. Stafford is expected to play on Sunday despite suffering an injury last week.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lions are 4.5-point favorites over the Vikings, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47 points. The Vikings enter this game with a straight up record of 2-1 and are 2-1 against the spread, while the Lions are 1-2 straight up and 0-3 ATS.
TRENDS: The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Detroit and 6-2 in the last eight meetings overall. The Vikings are 3-1-2 against the spread in their last six games against the Lions, while the favorite is 3-1-2 ATS in the last six meetings between these two teams.