Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Pick ATS 11-04-2018

November 4, 1:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Minnesota -5

The Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) and Detroit Lions (3-4) will lock horns in the Twin Cities on Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET in a crucial NFC North contest. The game will be aired for regional demographics on FOX. The Vikings snapped a three-game Detroit winning streak in November of 2017 when the Vikings went on the road to the Motor City to hand the Lions a 30-23 loss. In doing so, Minnesota also snapped a streak of failing to cover in three consecutive games as well.

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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Overview

Detroit Lions

The Lions come in off a 28-14 loss at home against the Seattle Seahawks. The Lions were favored by a field goal in the contest as mentioned above. Previous to this, Detroit had rattled off back-to-back victories against Green Bay and then at Miami.

Minnesota Vikings

After winning three games straight, the Vikings saw their hot spell come to an end on Sunday Night Football at the hands of Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. As a 2.5-point underdog at home, Minnesota fell by a margin of 30-20. Previous to this, Minnesota had won games at Philadelphia, against Arizona, and then once again on the road at the New York Jets.

Reasons To Avoid Detroit

The Lions are in a position to fall prey to an overreaction by what transpired in the Twin Cities here, last week. Minnesota is bound to be cast aside by many this week after getting defeated handily in a primetime spot that was viewed by the masses. Given Detroit’s relevance in this series as a whole, the points simply will seem more savory here even if there is a clear-cut mismatch between the two participants.

Reasons To Back Minnesota

Against Detroit, Russell Wilson who is primarily a running quarterback that manages the game looked flawless. Wilson went 14 for 17, throwing for 248 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Now Detroit has to go against a team with a far more proficient passer in Vikings signal-caller Kirk Cousins. Cousins looked fantastic against the Saints as he threw for 359 yards, two touchdowns, and just one pick. This is a favorable match-up for Minnesota to exploit at home with a loud following behind them.

Detroit at Minnesota Prediction 11/04/2018

After this week, Minnesota gets a bye to get itself ready for the second half of its 2018 campaign. They open with a pivotal match-up on the road at Chicago, and then they host Green Bay. This is a Minnesota football team that was touted by many to be a potential Super Bowl participant in the pre-season. The Vikings can all but put them in prime position to win the division yet again if they take care of business in their next three outings. We have to like the motivation for Minnesota to do so at home against the weakest of the lot in the NFC North. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Minnesota -5
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