Vikings vs. Lions Odds, Spread: NFL Power Ratings Predict Whether Detroit Should Be Favored Over Minnesota
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Vikings vs. Lions Odds
|Date||Sunday, Dec. 11|
|Time||1 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Wednesday afternoon
Stop me if you’ve already heard this — even though it’s likely that you have — but the 5-7 Detroit Lions are favored over the 10-2 Minnesota Vikings in NFL Week 14.
In fact, the Vikings actually opened as 2-point favorites over the Lions in a handful of spots before bettors pounded Detroit up to the current consensus spread of -2.5.
Perhaps even more telling is the fact that, according to Action Network’s NFL public betting data, 95% of the money wagered on the spread to this point has come in on Detroit. So yes, the market has clearly spoken, especially considering the odds movement in this game.
This begs the question: Should the Lions really be favored over the Vikings in NFL Week 14? Or is a 10-2 team as an underdog now too good to pass up?
To find the answer, let’s turn to the Action Network’s NFL PRO Projections.
Vikings vs. Lions Prediction
As mentioned above, the Lions are 2.5-point favorites over the Vikings, according to to live NFL odds, and our betting model is in full agreement.
We project the Vikings vs. Lions spread at exactly Detroit -2.5, which is directly in line with how the market has already shaped this spread.
This means that if you got in on Detroit as an underdog earlier this week, give yourself a pat on the back. But at this point, there’s no value on either side of the Vikings vs. Lions spread.
NFL Predictions for Week 14
A key quality of winning NFL bettors is to not force the issue if the value isn’t there.
For example, if you missed out on Lions, don’t take a bad number just to align yourself on what was perceived as the “right side.”
However, there are still two noteworthy wagers to consider for the upcoming Week 14 slate, including one of our biggest betting model edges of the entire NFL season, which I have detailed below: