NFL Betting: Lions vs. Vikings

August 14th, 2020 NFL Football

NFL Betting: Lions vs. Vikings.  On Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. The game at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, MN, is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET. You can watch all of the action regionally on the FOX network.

The Lions are coming off of a win on the road over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-14. Up 21-0 by halftime, this game was all Detroit. They held a 26-19 edge in first downs, a 434-279 edge in total yards, and a 149-64 edge in rushing yards. They forced 2 interceptions from Jacksonville, and held onto the ball for 11 more minutes than the Jaguars. QB Matthew Stafford threw 22-of-33, for 285 yards. The Lions have covered the spread in four straight games. Check the NFL betting Lines for Lions vs. Vikings Game.

The Vikings come into this game after suffering a loss on the road to the Seattle Seahawks, 30-20. This game was all Seattle, as the Vikings suffered a 28-16 deficit in first downs, a 385-287 deficit in total yards, and a 190-44 deficit in passing yards. Minnesota turned the ball over twice, while the Seahawks held possession for 12 more minutes than the Vikings. QB Christian Ponder threw 11-of-22, for just 63 yards, and 0 touchdowns. The Vikings have dropped two straight games now, allowing 66 total points. Ponder is at just 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the season.

The Lions are 4-4 ATS on the year so far, 3-2 ATS on the road, and 2-3 ATS as a favorite. This will be their first game listed as a road favorite. The Vikings are 1-10 ATS coming off of SU/ATS loss and hosting a game in November against an opponent seeking revenge. They are 3-5 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as a home underdog. Start your NFL Betting on Lions vs. Vikings Game.

These two teams have met 23 times since 2001, with the Vikings leading the series 18-5. Their last meeting, on September 30, resulted in a 20-13 Lions victory. In that one, the Lions were 4 point favorites. In a December 2011 matchup, Detroit won 34-28, in a game in which they were favored by 9 ½ points.

For this weekend’s game, the Lions are 1 point road favorites from sportsbook. The over/under is set at 47 points.

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