Vikings vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 7 Lines, Analysis & Game Pick

Vikings vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 7 Lines, Analysis & Game Pick

Written by on October 15, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings will look to extend their winning ways when they hit the road to take on a Detroit Lions team that will be desperate for a victory in Week 7. With both teams hopeful of keeping pace with Chicago and Green Bay in the loaded division, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this affair.

Vikings vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 7 Lines, Analysis & Game Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 20, 2019 AT 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: Minnesota / Detroit
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 7 Odds: Minnesota -1 / Total: 45

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 18°C/65°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precipitation: 20%
  • Wind: 7 mph S
  • Cloud Cover: 41%
  • Type of Stadium: Indoor

Why Bet On Minnesota?

There are a bunch of good reasons to back the Vikings in this NFC North divisional battle. First, Minnesota has won two straight, so they’ve got some momentum going coming into this affair. More importantly, the Vikes have put 28 points or more on the board in each of the last two weeks, including a fantastic effort in their stunning 38-20 smackdown win over Philly this past weekend. Then, there’s the fact that quarterback Kirk Cousins is in good form – for now. Last but not least, the Vikings have a stout rushing attack that ranks third overall and they have an elite defense that ranks sixth in points allowed (15.5 ppg).

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25
  • Total Yards: 372.33
  • Pass Yards: 213.33
  • Rush Yards: 159
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 15.50
  • Total Yards: 310.33
  • Pass Yards: 218.83
  • Rush Yards: 91.50

Why Bet On Detroit?

There are also some good reasons to back the Lions in this one. First, Detroit is playing at home against a division rival so we should see a good effort out of the Lions. Then, there’s the fact that Detroit has been solid, if not necessarily great, on both sides of the ball in averaging 23.8 points per game (13th) and giving up 23.6 points per contest defensively (18th).  Last but not least, the Lions will be looking for revenge after getting swept in the regular season by the Vikes a year ago while scoring an identical nine points in each loss.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 24.25
  • Total Yards:
  • Pass Yards: 267
  • Rush Yards: 120.50
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 23.75
  • Total Yards:
  • Pass Yards: 280.75
  • Rush Yards: 124.75

NFL Week 7 Betting Trends for Vikings vs Lions

  • Vikings are 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Vikings are 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 12 games
  • Lions are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Lions are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games played in October
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games

Vikings vs Lions Expert Analysis and Prediction

Minnesota has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meeting between these two in the Motor City and the road team in this NFC North rivalry is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. With the Lions going 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record and the Vikings going 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record, I’ve got the Vikings getting it done in this one!

Pick: Minnesota 27 Detroit 17

 

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