Vikings vs. Lions 2021 NFL Week 13 Odds, Preview and Pick
The Minnesota Vikings prepare to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 13. The Vikings’ postseason hopes are slowly dwindling, but the goal is still attainable if they can perform at the highest level. Meanwhile, the Lions can only hope to improve their 0-10-1 record with six remaining games on the calendar.
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Vikings vs. Lions Game Information
- When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Sports Radio 94 WIP (Vikings) / ESPN New York 98.7 FM (Lions)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Vikings (-7) / Lions (+7)
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings hold second place in the NFC North division despite losing three of their last five games. The team is coming from a 34-26 loss in the hands of the 49ers in Week 12. Nevertheless, the team should hold the upper hand when they step inside the Ford Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Vikings produce proper numbers on the offensive end. They average 25.5 points (ninth) per game. The team records 266.7 passing yards (eighth). They record 381.2 yards per game in 11 contests. Despite not having the most consistent results when executing rushing plays, the team still averages 114.5 rushing yards (15th) per game.
The visitors should be able to hold off the Lions defensively despite allowing 15.2 opponent points (24th) and 382.9 opponent yards (30th) per game. In their previous meeting, the Vikings held the Lions off to 288 total yards and 108 rushing yards.
Running back Dalvin Cook might miss Sunday’s game due to a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, strongside linebacker Anthony Barr sustains knee/hamstring issues that leaves him on the questionable list with Cook.
Why Bet on the Detroit Lions?
The Lions are having one of their worst seasons in history. The side came close to a win against the Steelers in Week 10. Since then, they were no more than three points away from a victory.
So far, the Lions are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league. The average 15.8 points (30th) per game. The team records 194.6 passing yards (29th) per game. Although the team does slightly better when it comes to rushing plays, this isn’t enough to pull them out of the deep waters. They record 110.7 rushing yards (20th) per game.
We see better numbers from the team’s defense. The Lions allow 26.3 opponent points (27th) per game. They have trouble defending rushing plays and give up 133.9 opponent rushing yards (29th) per game. However, Dan Campbell’s side were able to hold the Bears to 68 rushing yards in their most recent matchup. Additionally, the Lions limit opponents to 242.9 passing yards (16th) per game. This should help put pressure on a Vikings team that holds a top-ten passing yards per game record in the league right now.
A handful of players are on the Lions’ questionable list. The list includes running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder), left defensive end Michael Brockers (knee), weakside linebacker Trey Flowers (knee), and right inside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder).
Vikings vs. Lions Betting Trends
- The Vikings are 8-2 in the last 10 games against the Lions (6-4 ATS).
- The Vikings are 2-3 in the last five road games (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Vikings’ last four games against the Lions.
- The Lions are 4-6 in the last 10 home games against the Vikings (3-7 ATS).
- The Lions held the opponents to 16 points or less in their last three games.
- The totals went over in three of the Lions’ last five home games against the Vikings.
Vikings vs. Lions Expert Betting Predictions
The Lions have a shot at closing on the spread considering their previous results. They put in a good fight against the Bears and had the lead until the dying minutes. A win is a long shot for the NFC North team, but we look forward to what they can bring in this matchup. As for the Vikings, they did well in recent weeks and look to get their form back. They have more talent available despite not showing consistency on offense.
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