The Detroit Lions (0-10-1) bring an 11-game losing streak into a matchup with the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ford Field. Minnesota is a touchdown favorite in the contest. The game’s over/under is 46.5.
Vikings vs. Lions Predictions
Vikings Vs. Lions Odds
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Vikings and Lions: Last Three Games
- Minnesota covered the spread twice in its past three contests while putting up a 2-1 record straight-up in those games.
- The Vikings and their opponents have combined to hit the over two times in those games.
- The Vikings’ past three outings have ended with an average of 49.8 points scored. That’s 3.3 more points than this contest’s over/under.
- Detroit covered the spread in its last three matchups while putting up a 0-2-1 record straight-up in those games.
- The Lions and their opponents did not combine to hit the over in any of those games.
- The past three Lions games averaged 5.2 fewer points (41.3) than this matchup’s point total.
Vikings and Lions: Betting Trends
- Minnesota has covered the spread in a game six times this season (6-5-0).
- The Vikings have not covered the spread when playing as at least 7-point favorites (0-1).
- Games involving Minnesota have hit the over six times this season.
- The Vikings have won two of the four games they were favored on the moneyline this season (50%).
- Minnesota has played as a moneyline favorite of -304 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
- Based on this game’s moneyline, the Vikings have an implied win probability of 75.2%.
- Detroit has covered the spread seven times in 11 games with a set spread.
- In games they were an underdog in by 7 points or more so far this year, the Lions have gone 5-1 against the spread.
- This season, Detroit’s games have hit the over three times.
- The Lions have been the underdog in 11 games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests.
- This season, Detroit has been at least a +242 underdog on the moneyline six times, losing each of those contests.
- This season, eight of Minnesota’s 11 games have gone over Sunday’s over/under of 46.5 points.
- In Detroit’s 11 games this season, four have finished with more combined scoring than Sunday’s over/under of 46.5.
- The point total for the contest of 46.5 is 5.2 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Vikings (25.5 points per game) and the Lions (15.8 points per game).
- This game’s total is 4.9 fewer points than the 51.4 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020.
- On average, the Vikings have seen a 49.8 over/under in their games this season, 3.3 more points than the over/under in this contest.
- Lions games have an over/under of 45.9 points this season, 0.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
Vikings Players to Watch
- Kirk Cousins is 10th overall among all players and ninth among all quarterbacks with 217.4 fantasy points (19.8 per game).
- Justin Jefferson’s 139.1 total fantasy points (an average of 12.6 per game), are enough to place him 36th overall and fourth among receivers.
- Adam Thielen is 46th overall and eighth among receivers after scoring 128.8 fantasy points (averaging 11.7 per game) so far this season.
- Dalvin Cook is working on the 54th-ranked fantasy season (17th among running backs) with 121.5 fantasy points, averaging 11.0 per game.
Lions Players to Watch
- So far this season, D’Andre Swift is the No. 41 fantasy player overall and the No. 11 fantasy running back. He’s scored 132.4 points and is averaging 12.0 per game.
- Jared Goff has put up 124.8 fantasy points this year (11.3 per game), good enough to place him 27th among quarterbacks and 51st overall in league-wide fantasy standings.
- T.J. Hockenson is 10th among tight ends and 117th overall after scoring 71.4 fantasy points (averaging 6.5 per game) so far this season.
- Jamaal Williams has put together the 134th-ranked fantasy season (41st among running backs) with 62.5 fantasy points, averaging 5.7 per game.