The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings and their NFL betting fans will both be looking to avoid an 0-2 start when they square off in a huge Week 2 NFC North divisional battle that could have postseason implications for both teams. Let’s find out who’s going to bring home the bacon in this intriguing matchup.
Detroit at Minnesota NFL Week 2 Game Information and Odds
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NFL Odds: Minnesota -3
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 18, 2015
68 percent of the betting public likes Detroit to cover the spread despite being on the road in this contest, but I’m going to disagree simply because I expect to see a much better effort from the Vikings in this huge Week 2 NFC North divisional showdown.
NFL pundits everywhere, myself included, expected Minnesota to be a lot better this season and I believe they will be in spite of their opening night failures. If the Vikings can limit Matthew Stafford and the explosive Lions from topping the 30-point plateau, while scoring somewhere in the neighborhood of 28 points themselves, I believe they’ll win this huge Week 2 matchup. Both of these teams are looking to avoid going 0-2, but Minnesota is paying at home where they’ve gone 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Week 2 games while the Vikings have compiled a consistent 11-4 ATS mark in their last 15 games following an SU loss and encouraging 8-3 ATS mark in their last 11 games overall. 63 percent of the betting public likes the Over and so do I. The Over is 7-2 in Detroit’s last nine road games against a team with a losing home record and a perfect 5-0 in Minnesota’s last five games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
Minnesota -3 Points/Over 44 Total Points