Vikings vs Lions Game Betting Pick Thanks Giving Day

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions
11-23-17 Game Betting Pick

When: 12:30 PM ET, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV: FOX
Betting Line: Vikings -3
Total: 44.5
See live betting lines at Bovada Sportsbook

Vikings vs Lions Betting Preview

Minnesota Vikings

After the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Detroit Lions they reeled off six straight victories to takeover the top of the NFC North. Quarterback Case Keenum completed a season-low 53.3 percent of his passes in a 14-7 setback to Detroit, bu het has averaged 68.0 percent during the team’s winning streak – including 71.1 (27 of 38 for 280 yards) in Sunday’s 24-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The Vikings (8-2) wide receiver Adam Thielen has an NFC-best 916 receiving yards. Thielen has 19 catches for 387 yards in the last three games and found the end zone for the third straight week with a 65-yard touchdown reception against the Rams. Running back Latavius Murray scored twice last week while matching his season best with 6.3 yards per carry. He must like the chance to go up against a Detroit defense that has allowed 222 yards rushing last Sunday and 423 yards on the ground over the last two weeks.

Detroit Lions

The Lions, who have won three consecutive games overall and are 3-0 against division opponents this season. Stafford, however, was held in check in his last game against Minnesota as he threw for just 209 yards without a touchdown pass. The Lions (6-4) running game hasn’t been that productive this season and they will again lean on the passing game. Wide receier Marvin Jones Jr.lead the team with six touchdown reception this season and has four in his last five games during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over Chicago.

Vikings vs Lions Betting Trends

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit

Detroit Lions

Detroit is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games at home
Detroit is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Vikings vs Lions Betting Prediction

The last time these two played the Lions were able to hold down the Vikings offense but this time out I have the Vikings able to run and pass the ball. The Lions defense has been shredded by the run and quarterback Case Keenum will have a field day on play action pass against Detroit. For the Lions to have a chance Matt Stafford will have to have one of his better games of the season and I expect him to have 36+ passing attempts.

Vikings vs Lions Betting Pick: Over 45
Score Prediction:
Vikings 27 – Lions 23