Vikings vs. Lions Line and Betting Trends November 8, 2020

Written by on November 8, 2020

NFC North foes meet when the Minnesota Vikings (2-5) host the Detroit Lions (3-4) on Sunday, November 8, 2020 U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is favored by 3.5 points. The game’s over/under is set at 52.0.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, November 8, 2020
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium
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Betting Information

Vikings vs Lions Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Vikings -3.5 -110 -110 52.0 -110 -110 -200 170

Vikings Betting Insights

  • Minnesota’s games have hit the over in five out of seven opportunities this season (71.4%).
  • Minnesota is 4-3 against the spread.
  • The Vikings are just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 3.5 points.
  • The Vikings have averaged 3.3 fewer points per game this season (26.1) than the Lions have allowed (29.4).
  • When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Minnesota is 2-2 and 3-1 against the spread.
  • When the Detroit defense allows 29.4 points or fewer this year, the Lions have accumulated a 3-1 overall record and a 3-1 record against the spread.
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Lions Betting Insights

  • Detroit’s games have hit the over in four out of seven outings this season (57.1%).
  • Detroit has put together a losing 3-4 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lions have averaged 5.3 fewer points per game this season (25.3) than the Vikings have allowed (30.6).
  • In games where Detroit scores at least 25.3 points this season, they are 2-1 overall and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Minnesota is 2-2 overall and 3-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 30.6 points.
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Computer Picks

Computer picks for Vikings vs Lions
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Lions (+3.5) Over (52) Vikings 29 Lions 27

Total Facts

  • The Vikings and their opponents have put up at least 52.0 points — this matchup’s point total — in five of seven opportunities (71.4%) this season.
  • The Lions have played in three games this year (out of seven total matchups — 42.9% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 52.0 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.6 less points per game (51.4) than this game’s over/under of 52.0 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 60 points per game, 8.0 more than the point total in this game.
  • The average point total in Vikings games this season is 4.7 more points than the over/under of 52.0 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Lions this year is 2.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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Vikings vs Lions: Last 5 Meetings

In the last five meetings between these two squads, Minnesota has a 5-0 advantage over Detroit. The Vikings are 2-0 against the spread in those games against the Lions. Minnesota has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, scoring 143 points while Detroit notched 78.

Vikings vs Lions: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/8/2019 Vikings Vikings -12 44 -530 +440 354-231 MIN 20-7 MIN
10/20/2019 Vikings Lions -2.5 43 -143 +128 503-433 MIN 42-30 MIN
12/23/2018 N/A Lions N/A N/A N/A N/A 340-223 MIN 27-9 MIN
11/4/2018 N/A Vikings N/A N/A N/A N/A 283-209 MIN 24-9 MIN
11/23/2017 N/A Lions N/A N/A N/A N/A 408-289 MIN 30-23 MIN

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Vikings and their opponents have combined to score an average of 55.3 points over their last three games, 3.3 more than the 52.0 over/under in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has gone 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall over the last three contests.
  • Minnesota has hit the over two times in the last three contests.
  • The Lions have averaged a total of 52.3 combined points over their last three games, 0.3 greater than this game’s total of 52.0.
  • Detroit has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in their last three contests.
  • Detroit has gone under the total two times in their last three games.

Injury Report

Vikings: SS George Iloka: Out (Acl), OLB Anthony Barr: Out (Pectoral), DE Danielle Hunter: Out (Back), ILB Todd Davis: Out (Illness), OLB Ben Gedeon: Out (Undisclosed), CB Mike Hughes: Out (Neck), CB Holton Hill: Out (Foot), CB Mark Fields II: Out (Chest), ILB Cameron Smith: Out (Heart), DE Kenny Willekes: Out (Leg), CB Cameron Dantzler: Out (Neck), CB Harrison Hand: Questionable (Hamstring), S Myles Dorn: Out (Undisclosed)

Lions: OLB Christian Jones: Questionable (Knee), DE Trey Flowers: Out (Wrist), CB Darryl Roberts: Out (Hip), G Joe Dahl: Questionable (Back), OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Questionable (Foot), ILB Jarrad Davis: Out (Illness), WR Kenny Golladay: Out (Hip), WR Jamal Agnew: Out (Ribs), FS Tracy Walker: Out (Foot), FB Nick Bawden: Out (Torn Acl), TE Hunter Bryant: Out (Concussion), DE Julian Okwara: Out (Leg), S Jalen Elliott: Out (Illness), DT Jashon Cornell: Out (Left Achilles)

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