Lions vs. Vikings Odds
Detroit is 7-8 overall, 3-4 on the road and 6-9 against the spread. Minnesota is 4-10 overall, 4-3 at home and 8-7 against the spread. The home team has won six of the last eight in this series.
Trends show that the Lions are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last four against the Vikings and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 trips to Minnesota. The two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Minnesota is favored at home, as the Vikings have odds of -3 points against the Lions. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game haven’t changed since Minnesota opened as a 3-point favorite and the total opened at 52 points.
The Lions are coming off a 23-20 loss in overtime to the Giants to eliminate themselves from playoff contention. Detroit has lost five of their last six games after starting the season 6-3. The Lions are averaging 402 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 347.7 yards per game. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 4,433 yards and 28 touchdowns this year, but also has 19 interceptions. Calvin Johnson has added 84 receptions for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns while DeAndre Levy is leading the defense with 112 tackles and six interceptions.
Minnesota is coming off a 42-14 loss at Cincinnati. The Vikings have lost two of their last three, but have won three straight at home. The Vikings are averaging 344.2 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 408 yards per contest. Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Greg Jennings has 63 receptions for 760 yards and four scores. The Minnesota defense is being led by Jared Allen, who has 48 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and running back Matt Asiata (ankle) are both questionable for the game. Detroit tight end Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) and defensive back Rashean Mathis (illness) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Lions, as Detroit is getting 74% of the wagers with odds of +3 points at Minnesota on Sunday.