Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The race for the NFL betting online playoffs is getting tighter every day. Right now the Vikings are in the running for the 6th seed in the NFC. However, things could change this very weekend depending on how this Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions matchup pans out. So what kind of turnout are the NFL legal betting odds predicting? Let’s take a look at the lines to find out.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions – Sunday, December 23rd
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Online Odds:
The Vikings charge into this Sunday’s contest sporting a 7-6-1 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the NFC North. With the Chicago Bears having already clinched the division, it’s up to Minnesota to clinch a Wild Card berth now. As aforementioned they’re currently sitting on the No. 6 seed in the conference. But with Washington and Philadelphia both sitting on 7-7 records, Minnesota certainly cannot afford a loss this weekend. Looking over the numbers though, it’s clear that Minnesota shouldn’t have too hard of a time edging out this win come Sunday. Right now they’re scoring 23.1 per game and are giving up 22.0. For comparison the Lions are scoring 20.3 and are giving up 23.8 themselves.
Players to Watch: Kirk Cousins (3,913 passing yards, 26 TD, 10 INT), Latavius Murray (538 rushing yards, 6 TD, 0 F), and Adam Thielen (1,255 receiving yards, 9 TD, 1 F).
The Lions jump into this weekend’s contest sporting a 5-9 record that ranks them dead last in the NFC North. Having already been eliminated from playoff contention, the Lions will be gunning to spoil the Vikings’ evening this weekend. But since the first time these two met the contest ended 24-9 in Minnesota’s favor, not too many people will be taking Detroit this weekend. The Lions may be playing at home here but even that won’t be enough to tilt the scales in their direction.
Players to Watch: Matthew Stafford (3,395 passing yards, 19 TD, 11 INT), Kerryon Johnson (641 rushing yards, 3 TD, 1 F), and Kenny Golladay (1,005 receiving yards, 5 TD, 64 REC).
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Betting Predictions
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions matchup? All things considered, Minnesota is the better option here. The money line is an alright option here but you’d find better value by betting the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 21-14 Minnesota.