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Lions-Vikings Betting Preview: Keep an Eye on Key Injuries

Nov 04, 2018 8:30 AM EST

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Matt Stafford (9), Kirk Cousins (8).

Betting odds: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

  • Spread: Vikings -5
  • Over/Under: 49
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: This game is a clear pros vs. Joes showdown. More than 70% of bets are on the Vikings, but the line has moved from Minnesota -5.5 to -4.5 since opening (check updated lines here).

There have been three separate reverse line moves on the Lions tracked on by our Sports Insights software, which helps indicate what number the sharps are hitting at which book.

The most notable was a reverse line move triggered on the Lions at +5.5 at Pinnacle on Tuesday. — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Matthew Stafford and the Lions have a huge opportunity to gain ground on the 4-3-1 Vikings on the road in Minnesota this week. According to our Bet Labs data, Stafford is 8-18 straight up and 10-15-1 against the spread as a starter when facing a divisional opponent who is over .500.

The key to the trend is that Stafford began his career 0-13 SU and 2-10-1 ATS in this spot (2009-12) and is since 8-5 SU and ATS (+2.8 units) in this spot, the most profitable quarterback in the NFC North in this span. — Evan Abrams


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