Online Betting Football Sizes up This Thursday’s MatchupPosted by: Mike Davis
Thursday night football kicks off once again this week giving us an interesting online betting football matchup between two NFC North contenders, that will technically go down Thursday afternoon rather than the primetime games that we’ve gotten used to. The Detroit Lions will be hosting the Minnesota Vikings, who currently lead the division, this Thursday to determine who has a better chance of winning the North this season. With Aaron Rodgers still on the sideline, both teams know that this is their season to finally usurp the Packers for an NFC North title. Let’s take a look at what kind of action online sportsbooks are putting together for this Thursday matchup.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions – Thursday, November 23rd
When: 12:30 pm ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
Minnesota Vikings -2 (-110) 44 ½ (-110)
Detroit Lions +2 (-110) 44 ½ (-110)
The Vikings enter this Week 12 contest with an 8-2 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC North. Minnesota was the team to sideline Rodgers earlier this year and have taken full advantage of the hole created in his absence by winning the last 6 games consecutively. The most impressive win the Vikings have earned in that tenure has to be this past Sunday’s triumph over the Los Angeles Rams, the leaders of the NFC West. The Vikings were favored in that contest and ultimately proved the online betting football lines right by pulling out a decisive 24-7 win over one of the winningest teams in pro football. The win not only legitimized the Vikings’ defense even more, it also proved that this offense is capable of scoring against the best in the league, even if they do have backup Case Keenum under center.
The Lions crawl into this Sunday’s game flashing a 6-4 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC North behind this Thursday’s opponent and ahead of the 5-5 Green Bay Packers. This Thursday afternoon matchup will be especially important to Minnesota considering that the Lions picked up a 14-7 over their NFC North rivals earlier this season. If Detroit can pick up a win this week once more, they’ll be in a position to pass the Vikings for the lead in the NFC North. Detroit comes into this Week 12 contest riding a 3 game winning streak so they definitely have both the momentum and talent to get the job done. The Lions last stepped onto the gridiron to face the Chicago Bears in a 27-24 winning effort. All things considered, that contest should not have been that close and the Lions will be vying for a stronger performance this Thursday.
In order to pull out a win this Thursday, Detroit will have to find some way to run the scoreboard up on one of the best defense’s in the NFL. This past NFL betting weekend, the Vikings held the NFL’s No. 1 scoring offense to just 7 points. Considering that the Lions rank 5th in scoring, they’ll have to find a way to do what the Rams simply could not.