Free NFL Prediction: Vikings vs Lions
Week 7 NFL betting sees the Minnesota Vikings taking on the Detroit Lions on Sunday October 25 at the Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Minnesota Vikings (3-2) vs. Detroit Lions (1-5)
Date: Sunday October 25
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
ATS Betting Lines: Vikings -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Minnesota -145, Detroit +125
NFL Betting Total: 44.5
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This is an interesting NFC North tilt. The Vikings have worked their way back into consideration in the NFC after a rough performance to start the season. Meanwhile the Lions are sinking to new lows and seem like they don’t have any confidence right now.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET with the Vikings looking to get their second win of the season over Detroit.
I think at this point the Vikings have proven they are the second best team in the NFC North. That might have been a given for some but with a winning record and a chance to get a second win over Detroit I think it is affirmed.
Still it is hard to feel like we know too much about this group as they have some interesting statistical markers. They are second last in yards gained, a little low for a winning team, isn’t it?
On the positive they are second in point allowed, but they don’t have the underlying numbers to back that up so some slide is to be expected.
Odds are this is a mediocre team that has taken advantage of a pretty weak slate – they have only faced one team currently with a winning record. But there is no reason to hold that against them here.
Detroit is pretty terrible and they beat them once already. You just have to be careful with the numbers that all. This team does not have a lot of margin for error.
Coming into the season you could make a lot of predictions about the Lions but one thing for sure was that Matthew Stafford was their quarterback, right?
Well things have gotten so bad in the Motor City they actually benched him a couple of weeks ago.
Thankfully he rebounded last week with his best game of the season in an overtime win against Chicago.
When he struggles it certainly affects the team but it also essentially eliminates the team’s greatest weapon at the same time, Megatron, Calvin Johnson.
It has been hard to get Johnson going in part because the running game has been off. That might be an understatement as they are last in the league in rushing offense and rookie RB Ameer Abdullah has fumbling problems.
With their first win behind them the Lions will have as much confidence as they have had at any time this season.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Vikings last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Vikings last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October.
- Over is 4-0 in Lions last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Lions are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC North.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Detroit ATS
It is hard to beat a team twice in one season. The Vikings are hardly a dominant group either to be giving points on the road.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 27 – Minnesota 24
This one will be tight and once again the Lions will win it late.
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