Fans who bet on NFL football at an online sportsbook will be enjoy their Thanksgiving while watching the Minnesota Vikings visit the Detroit Lions on Thursday, November 24th at Ford Field. Here is the NFL betting line for the game:
Minnesota Vikings +3 (-125) 42½ (-110)
Lions -3 (+105) 42½ (-110)
The Vikes (6-4) defeated the Arizona Cardinals 30-24 on Sunday. Sam Bradford finished 20 of 28 for 169 yards with one TD and lost a fumble. Jerick McKinnon ran for 44 yards on 16 carries while Matt Asiata scored a rushing TD. Adam Thielen had 65 yards and one TD on five receptions. Harrison Smith had 10 tackles and one sack, while Danielle Hunter had two sacks. Xavier Rhodes returned an interception for a TD. Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff 104 yards for a TD. Kai Forbath kicked 1 of 1 field goals. The Vikings snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Lions (6-4) defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-19 on Sunday. Matthew Stafford threw 24 of 33 for 278 yards. Theo Riddick ran for 13 yards on four carries and had 70 yards on eight receptions, while Eric Ebron scored a rushing TD on a one-yard run, and posted 70 yards on three receptions. Tavon Wilson had five tackles. Rafael Bush returned an interception 39 yards for one TD. Andre Roberts returned a punt for a TD. Matt Prater made 2 of 2 field goals. The Lions have won two in a row.
Minnesota ranks 22nd in points (20.5), 24th in passing yards (223.8) and last in the league in total yards (293.8) and rushing yards (70.0) per game, and 2nd in points (17.6), 3rd in total yards (306.9), 4th in passing yards (206.1), and 13th in rushing yards (100.8) allowed per game. Bradford is 217 of 311 (69.8%) for 2191 yards with 12 TDs and two picks. McKinnon has run for 285 yards on 97 carries while Asiata has four rushing TDs. Stefon Diggs has 747 yards on 67 catches, while Kyle Rudolph has five receiving TDs. Smith has 73 combined tackles.
Hunter has seven sacks. Rhodes has intercepted four passes. People who bet on NFL football would like to know this: the Vikes are 19-6 against the spread in their last 25 games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 15-8 straight-up in their last 23 games, 1-4 straight-up in their last five games, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus the Lions, 17-8 straight-up in their last 25 games versus the Lions, 4-1 against the spread in their last five visits to Detroit, and 2-5 straight-up in their last six road games versus the Lions.
Detroit ranks 16th in passing yards (252.2), 17th in points (23.1), 25th in total yards (331.7), and 30th in rushing yards (79.5) per game, and 16th in points (22.5), 17th in passing yards (358.2), 18th in rushing yards (104.6), and 19th in total yards (358.2) allowed per game. Stafford is 238 of 351 (67.8%) for 2651 yards with 18 TDs and five picks. Riddick has run for 310 yards and one TD on 79 carries. Golden Tate has 540 yards on 52 catches, while Anquan Boldin has five receiving TDs. Tahir Whitehead has 89 combined tackles.
Kerry Hyder has seven sacks. Bush has intercepted two passes. Fans who bet on NFL football should know this: the Lions are 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 straight-up in their last six games, 5-1 against the spread and straight-up in their last six home games, 6-14-3 against the spread in their last 23 games versus the Vikings, 8-17 straight-up in their last 25 games versus the Vikes, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games hosting the Lions, and 4-2 straight-up in their last six games hosting Minnesota.