Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions 12/05/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions 12/05/2021 – The Minnesota Vikings are second in the NFC North despite their last defeat. The Vikings will take the road in this game to kick off against the Detroit Lions from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Lions are currently the worst team in the league and they are yet to win their first game of the season. The Lions need to start from scratch and only hope for a better season next year. The NFL betting odds have predicted the Minnesota Vikings to win this and cover the spread against a struggling Detroit Lions team.
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions 12/05/2021
The Minnesota Vikings are one game behind the .500 mark and are 5-6 on the season. The Vikings are behind the Green Bay Packers and are ahead of the Chicago Bears. Minnesota gave up 34 points to the San Francisco 49ers in their last game and scored only 26 in return. Quarterback Kirk Cousins managed to contribute two TDs and cover 238 passing yards. Justin Jefferson covered 83 receiving yards and hauled four passes in their defeat. The Vikings still have room for improvement, especially against teams with a winning record.
Players to watch: K. Cousins QB (GP 11, CMP 275, ATT 406, CMP% 67.7, YDS 3013, AVG 7.4, YDS/G 280.2, LNG 64, TD 23, INT 3, SACK 15, SYL 114, RTG 105.3), D. Cook RB (GP 9, ATT 171, YDS 773, AVG 4.5, LNG 66, BIG 4, TD 4, YDS/G 85.9, FUM 3, LST 2, FD 44), J. Jefferson WR (GP 11, REC 67, TGTS 98, YDS 1027, AVG 15.3, TD 6, LNG 56, BIG 19, YDS/G 93.4, FUM 1, LST 1, YAC 335, FD 48).
The Detroit Lions are coming into this game holding a terrible 0-10 record on the season. The Lions lost their last game against the Chicago Bears with a 16-14 final score. Detroit managed to tie one game against the Steelers (16-16) and that is the closest they got to victory. Against the Bears, Jared Goff took the lead with 171 yards and two scores. Josh Reynolds was the other notable player to contribute a single TD and 70 yards in their success. It’s too late for the Lions to make it to the playoffs this season.
Players to watch: J. Goff QB (GP 10, CMP 241, ATT 358, CMP% 67.3, YDS 2280, AVG 6.4, YDS/G 235.6, LNG 63, TD 10, INT 6, SACK 27, SYL 227, RTG 87), D. Swift RB (GP 11, ATT 140, YDS 555, AVG 4, LNG 57, BIG 2, TD 4, YDS/G 50.5, FUM 0, LST 0, FD 25), T.J. Hockenson TE (GP 11, REC 57, TGTS 76, YDS 534, AVG 9.4, TD 3, LNG 33, BIG 7, YDS/G 48.5, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 197, FD 29).
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games.
Detroit are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Betting Picks
An easy victory is on its way for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are stronger than the Lions from both ends and their running game adds to their advantage. The football betting picks favor the Vikings to win with a predicted score of 24-20.