Vikings-Lions Betting Preview: Trust Minnesota to Keep Rolling vs. Stafford & Co.?
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9).
Betting odds: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
- Spread: Vikings -6
- Over/Under: 42.5
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV channel: FOX
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Betting market: The Vikings have re-won the public’s heart after their slaughter of Miami. More than 60% of bettors are backing them as less than a touchdown favorite, but the line has remained in that inconsequential -4.5 to -6 range.
Trends to know: In Matthew Stafford’s career, he is 20-28-3 ATS (41.7%) when facing NFC North opponents, making him the least profitable active QB against divisional opponents.
When Stafford’s opponent in this spot is above .500, the Lions are 10-18-1 ATS (35.7%), losing three consecutive games in this spot just this season. — Evan Abrams
Did you know? A loss to the Vikings would be the Lions’ 10th of the season and would give the team their 11th season of double-digit losses since 2000 and the fourth in the Matthew Stafford era.
From 1930-1999, Detroit only had 12 double-digit loss seasons. — John Ewing
Playoff picture: To clinch a playoff berth this week, the Vikings need to win and then have the Eagles lose/tie and the Redskins lose.
Even if those last two things don’t happen, Minnesota will still have a good shot to make the postseason, so long as it takes care of business against Detroit.
Our sims currently give the Vikings a 61.3% chance to play in January entering this week. — Scott T. Miller