Vikings vs. Lions Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 7 Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Oct 16, 2019

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings.

Oddsmakers opened the spread for this game with the Lions originally as 1-point home favourites. The narrow line flipped soon after to the Vikings as 1-point chalk.

October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field
Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -144
Over / Under o +43.5


Betting Action


Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +120
Over / Under u +43.5


Betting Action


The Detroit Lions don’t have time to lick their wounds following their collapse to the Green Bay Packers. They host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in a huge inter division battle that could go a long way to determining which NFC North team makes the playoffs and which finishes last in the division.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Lions have a right to feel hard done by following their loss to the Packers on Monday night. Detroit led 13-0 in the first half and 22-13 in the fourth quarter. The club appeared to stop the Packers final chance to come back, but Aaron Rodgers was given another shot after the refs flagged Lions defensive end Trey Flowers for a hands to the face penalty.

The replay showed Flowers kept his hands away from the Green Bay offensive lineman’s face. On Tuesday, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent admitted the officials got the call wrong.

That’s bad luck for the Lions. The good news? Detroit ATS supporters are on a roll. Despite a 2-2-1 record, the Lions are 4-1 against the spread and 4-0 in their last four games.

Sports Interaction opened the spread for this game with the Lions originally as 1-point home favourites. The narrow line flipped soon after to the Vikings as 1-point chalk. The Vikings are coming off a convincing home win over the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s no surprise than that the spread moved and about 68 percent of SIA bettors are still backing Minnesota against Detroit.

The Vikings are undefeated at home but things haven’t gone as well for them on the road. They lost and failed to cover at Green Bay and Chicago early in the season. They covered as 5.5-point faves at New York against the Giants a few weeks later. 

The Packers lead the NFC North with a 5-1 record but Minnesota is close behind at 4-2. Sports Interaction lists the Vikings as the second favourite to win the division at +225 while the Lions are the divisional longshots at +1000.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings offensive playmakers are looking sharp over the past two weeks against Washington and Philadelphia. Wideout Stefon Diggs was the latest hero on the weekend. He collected 167 receiving yards and three touchdowns on seven catches.

Minnesota’s defence causing problems for opposing teams too. The unit ranks in the top six for both yards and points allowed per game.

Detroit Lions

Quarterback Matthew Stafford is enjoying a fantastic season in his 11th year in the pros. He has just two interceptions on 173 pass attempts and he’s been sacked just 10 times in the first five games. Even better, Stafford is averaging a career-best 8.0 yards gained per pass attempt.

He’s been a rock for the offence in a year when running back Kerryon Johnson has struggled to replicate the same production he showed in his rookie campaign.

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