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Vikings vs Lions: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/3/2021

The Minnesota Vikings (6-9), losers of three straight games, play the Detroit Lions (5-10), who are on a three-game losing streak, on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Ford Field. Minnesota is a 4.0-point favorite in the game. The contest has an over/under of 53.5.

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How To Watch

Time: 1:00 PM EST
TV Channel: FOX

Betting Suggestions:

Detroit's home games this season average 58.3 total points, 4.8 more than this outing's over/under (53.5).

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 -4.0 -110 -110 53.5 -110 -110 -200 170

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Vikings vs Lions: Last 5 Meetings

In the past five matchups between these two squads, Minnesota has a 5-0 advantage over Detroit. In those games against the Lions, the Vikings have a 3-0 record against the spread. Minnesota has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, scoring 147 points while Detroit put up 75.

Vikings vs Lions: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/8/2020 Vikings Vikings -3.00 51.50 -162 +143 487-421 MIN 34-20 MIN
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

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Vikings and their opponents have combined to score an average of 61.7 points in their last three games, 8.2 more than the 53.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • Minnesota is just 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 straight up in their last three outcomes.
  • Minnesota has hit the over three times in their last three games.
  • The Lions have averaged a total of 60 combined points in their last three games, 6.5 greater than this game's total of 53.5.
  • Detroit is just 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 straight up over the last three contests.
  • Detroit has gone under the total two times in the last three contests.

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Total Facts

  • Minnesota's games have gone over 53.5 points nine times this season 60% of matchups).
  • Detroit has played 10 games this year that ended with a combined score over 53.5 points (66.7% of its outings).
  • The teams combine to score 49 points per game, 4.5 fewer points than this matchup's total.
  • Opponents of these two teams put up 61.4 combined points per game, 7.9 more points than this matchup's total.
  • The Vikings have an average total of 55.5 in their contests this year, 2.0 more points than this game's over/under.
  • Lions matchups this season have a 54.9-point average over/under, 1.4 more points than this game's point total.

Vikings Betting Insights

  • Minnesota is just 6-9 against the spread.
  • Most of Minnesota's games this year -- 15 out of 15 -- have gone over the point total (100%).
  • This season, the Lions have forced an average of 0.8 turnovers per game compared to the 1.5 times Vikings have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.5 times or fewer this season, Minnesota is 3-4 overall and 3-4 against the spread.
  • Detroit is 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 overall this season when they force at least 0.8 turnovers in a game.
  • Minnesota's record against the spread in away games this year is just 3-4, and its record on the road overall is 3-4.

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Lions Betting Insights

  • Detroit's games have hit the over in nine out of 15 opportunities this season (60%).
  • Detroit has a losing 6-9 record against the spread.
  • Detroit is just 2-5 against the spread in home games this year, and is 1-6 overall at home.
  • This season, the Vikings have forced an average of 1.3 turnovers per game compared to the 1.3 times Lions have turned the football over in each contest.
  • When Detroit turns the football over 1.3 times or fewer this season, they are 5-5 overall and 6-4 against the spread.
  • When they force more than 1.3 turnovers in a game this season, Minnesota is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.

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Injury Report

Vikings:

Eric Kendricks: Out (Calf),

Jalyn Holmes: Out (Groin),

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Out (Chest),

Dan Bailey: Questionable (Back),

Dalvin Cook: Out (Not Injury Related),

Cameron Dantzler: Out (Hamstring),

Chris Jones: Out (Groin)

Lions:

Jamie Collins Sr.: Questionable (Neck),

Frank Ragnow: Questionable (Throat),

Kenny Golladay: Out (Hip),

Tyrell Crosby: Out (Ankle),

Matthew Stafford: Questionable (Right Thumb),

Joe Dahl: Out (Back)

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