Vikings vs. Lions Week 4 Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lions are 4-point home favorites against the Vikings while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47.5 points. Minnesota is 2-1 overall and 0-1 on the road, while Detroit is 1-2 overall and 1-0 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Lions opened as a 4.5-point favorite but even with the news of Matthew Stafford playing, the line still dropped to Detroit -4. The total, meanwhile, opened at 48 and dropped slightly to 47.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 56% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Lions. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL FREE PICK: Take Minnesota. Even in their lone victory against the Rams the Lions did not play well. They haven’t put together four good quarters and until they did, they shouldn’t be favored by more than a couple of points. We saw last week when they were a 3.5-point road favorite in Tennessee that Detroit has major issues, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Matthew Stafford (hip) is expected to play today, but he’s struggled as much as the defense has. The Vikings showed last week that their defense has improved and with this being a divisional game, it should be close. According to latest NFL trends, the Vikings are 3-1-2 against the spread in their last six games against the Lions.
2012 NFL WEEK 4 FREE PICK: MINNESOTA VIKINGS +4