Lions vs. Vikings Week 10 Odds
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (The Spread) – The Lions find themselves as road favorites this Sunday as they travel to Minnesota to take on NFC North rival the Vikings.
DETROIT: After starting the season 1-3, the Lions have now won three out of their last four and have also covered in four straight games. Their latest victory came in a 31-14 rout of the Jaguars last Sunday in which Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-33 passes for 285 yards and Joique Bell rushed for 73 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown. Despite not practicing all week, Calvin Johnson caught seven passes for 129 yards while rookie Ryan Broyles added six receptions for 52 yards. Detroit is now 4-4 straight up and 4-4 against the spread.
MINNESOTA: After rattling off three straight wins early in the season, the Vikings have now lost three of four to fall to 5-4 on the season. Their latest loss came against the Seahawks in Seattle last Sunday when they fell 30-20 as a 4.5-point underdog. Christian Ponder completed just 11-of-22 passes for 63 yards with one interception, while Adrian Peterson rushed 17 times for 182 yards and two touchdowns. On the injury front, Percy Harvin was held to two catches for 10 yards after suffering an ankle injury. After failing to cover in back-to-back weeks and in three of their last four games, the Vikings are now 3-5-1 against the number this season.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv,the Vikings are 1-point home underdogs versus the Lions, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47 points. Detroit enters the game with a 4-4 record and a 2-3 road record, while Minnesota is 5-4 overall and 4-1 at home.
TRENDS: The under is 7-2 in the last nine games between these two teams while the Lions are 1-4-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Vikings. The Lions are also 1-4-2 against the number in their last seven trips to Minnesota.