Detroit Lions VS Minnesota Vikings

NFL Pro Football 01:00 PM ET

Monday

01/03/2021

FOX

Spread: Minnesota Vikings -4

Over/Under: 54

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The Minnesota Vikings will be rushing through defenders against the Lions at the Ford Field Stadium in Detroit on Sunday, January 03, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET. Minnesota is in 3rd place of the NFC North Division with a 6-9 standing and a -47 point-difference. The Vikings will try to get back after losing their recent game on the road versus the New Orleans Saints to a score of 33-52. Minnesota gained 364 total yards of offense with 274 passing and only 90 rushing yards on 6.1 yards per play. The Vikings ended up with 25 first downs and 33.33% 3rd down efficiency.

Minnesota’s QB Kirk Cousins led his team with 27 of his 41 pass attempts for 291 yards and earned 3 touchdowns. Dalvin Cook led the running game with 15 carries for 73 yards and acquired 1 touchdown while Adam Thielen grabbed 8 passes for 97 yards and landed a touchdown in the losing effort. Blake Lynch posted 7 solo and 3 assisted tackles while Hardy Nickerson had 5 total tackles and 1 interception in the secondary.

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Predictions 1/3/2021

The Detroit Lions struggled in their offense against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they scored just 7 during their recent showdown last December 26th to a score of 7-47. After that loss, Detroit dropped in 4th place of the NFC North Division with a 5-10 standing and a -140 point-difference. The Lions posted just 186 total yards of offense with 113 passing and 73 rushing yards on 3.7 yards per play. The team acquired 12 first downs with a 3rd down efficiency of 10.0%.

QB Chase Daniel completed 13 of his 18 attempted passes for 86 yards in the losing effort for Detroit. D’Andre Swift led the rushing offense with 10 carries for 45 yards while Danny Amendola led the receiving squad with 5 receptions for 37 yards in the loss. Tracy Walker III started 6 solo and 3 assisted tackles while Romeo Okwara and Everson Griffin initiated 1.0 sack each in the secondary.       

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions. The NFL Pick for this outing is Minnesota -4. The Vikings ranked 13th in offense and 28th on defense while the Lions ranked 24th in offense and 32nd on defense. Minnesota is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 outings versus Detroit and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 contests when playing on the road against the Lions. Detroit is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches and 1-10 SU in their last 11 outings at home. Both teams struggled on their defense during their recent match-up versus the NFC Championship contenders. However, Minnesota’s offense is much better than Detroit’s as the Vikings ranked 13th while the Lions ranked 24th in offense. Detroit strived hard on their defense as they permitted 477 passing yards. Final Score Prediction, the Minnesota Vikings will win and cover ATS at 31-24.  

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NFL Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Ford Field Stadium in Detroit, MI

Date: Sunday, January 03, 2021

TV: FOX

NFL Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota Vikings -4   

NFL Totals: 54

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