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Resurgent Vikings Host Lions in NFC North Rivalry Betting Matchup Sunday

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL betting preview, odds and picks

Lions fans have an interesting debate going.  Detroit has a playoff shot because of the expanded NFL 2020 format.  Problematic is that even if Detroit makes the playoffs, they won’t advance to Super Sunday.  What’s more a playoff spot assures that Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia would return next season.  Naturally, that is something nobody wants in Detroit.

Minnesota is one of the biggest NFL betting flops for 2020.  Quarterback Kirk Cousins has failed to deliver the Super Bowl trip promised upon his arrival.  Last week’s win at Green Bay is a temporary respite.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Information

Date: Sunday, November 08, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV Coverage: CBS

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Lions +4 (-119) 52½ (-105) +170
Vikings -4 (-101) 52½ (-115) -200
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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings CashBet Wagering Analysis

At the onset of this online sportsbook, matchup is public weariness of Detroit.  Minnesota’s win at Green Bay will garner handle.

Lions Back to Losing Ways

Last Sunday Detroit lost 41-21 to Indianapolis as 3.5-point home dogs.  So too did over the total of 49 get the money.  Detroit is 3-4 straight up and against the spread with 4-3 over the total.  Overall, the Lions ranks 22nd for total offense and 18th for scoring.  Defensively the Detroit is 22nd overall and 26th for points allowed.

Specifically, Indianapolis outgained the Lions 366 to 326 in total yards.  The Colts had two takeaways with no turnovers.  Kenny Moore had a pick-six for the Colts while Philip Rivers threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns.  It follows that Betting on NFL disgust is at a peak in Motown.

Vikings Come off High of Upset Payout at Green Bay  

Minnesota pulled off a 28-22 upset win at Green Bay Sunday as 5.5-point dogs.  And then the game went over the total of 47.  Minnesota ran for 173 yards and 5.1 yards per carry to keep Green Bay’s offense sidelined.  Namely, Dalvin Cook led 163 yards rushing on 30 carries with three touchdowns.  While Kirk Cousins stayed out of the way to go 11 of 14 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown.  Cousins did not throw an interception.

As a result of the big win Minnesota is 2-5 straight up, 4-3 against the spread, and 5-2 over the total.  The Vikings have pro football betting metrics of 16th for total offense and 13th for scoring.  Defensively the Vikings rank 29th overall and 29th for points allowed.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Against the Spread

Overall Detroit is 18-20 against the spread in their last 38 games.  In NFC North matchups the Lions are 5-9 vs. the odds.  On the road, Detroit is 11-9 on the board.  Accordingly, the Lions are 19-19 on over and unders.  Detroit is 6-8 under the total against NFC North rivals.  On the road, the Lions are 9-11 under the number.

In sum, the Vikings have lost just 18 of their last 40 games on the board.  At US Bank Stadium the Vikings are 11-10 vs. the spread.  And in NFC North matchups the Vikings are 6-7 vs. the odds.  While at home the Vikings have gone under in 10 of their last 19 games.  Against NFC North rivals Minnesota has gone 5-8 under the total.

Head to head Minnesota has won and covered five in a row against the Lions.  Detroit and Minnesota have gone under the total in 10 of their last 13 games.  Specifically, at US Bank Stadium Minnesota paid in their last two games against the Lions.  Three of the last five games in this series at Minnesota went under.

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted the Vikings own this NFL gambling series with Detroit.  Following that win at Green Bay could come a Minnesota resurgence.

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