Minnesota Vikings Vs Detroit Lions Odds & Final Score Prediction

Minnesota Vikings Vs Detroit Lions Odds & Final Score Prediction

Minnesota Vikings Vs Detroit Lions Odds & Final Score Prediction

The Week 12 NFL Minnesota Vs Detroit odds favor the Lions when they host the Vikings in a game for the lead in the NFC North Division. The battle kicks off on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 12:30 PM from Ford Field in Detroit, MI. 

Minnesota is 6-4 both straight up and against the spread. Like Minnesota, Detroit is 6-4 straight up and against the spread.

Minnesota Vikings Vs Detroit Lions Odds

What: Minnesota Vikings (6-4) at Detroit Lions (6-4)
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM ET 
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Lions -2.5
Moneyline: Minnesota +130 vs Detroit -150
Game Total: 42.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Minnesota vs Detroit

Bet on Minnesota +2.5 Because…

Minnesota got back on the winning track against Arizona in Week 11. The Vikings had lost 4 games in a row. But against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, the Vikings ended the losing streak by beating the Cards 30 to 24. Now that Minnesota has momentum, they could return to their early season winning ways.

"There’s a lot of room for improvement," Bradford said of the offense. "We’ve got to be better in the second half but there were some positives. Just to get a win does a lot for this team and does a lot for this group. Hopefully, it’s something we can build on going forward."

Bet on Detroit -2.5 Because…

The Lions’ have been unbelievably good in their past 6 games. The Lions are 5-1 straight up. They are 5-1 against the spread. The Lions have beaten Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington, Minnesota on the road, and Jacksonville in those 6 games. The Lions have turned into one of the better teams in the NFC this season. 

"It’s a division game at our place on Thanksgiving," said Stafford, whose team has won five of its last six games. "There’s no getting around it. I expect it to be an awesome atmosphere and both teams playing at a high level."

Minnesota Vikings Vs Detroit Lions Final Score Prediction

Detroit has looked great for over a month while Minnesota just got over a losing streak. But I still like the Vikings in this game. Minnesota had the first game between these 2 in the bag. The Vikings allowed Detroit to get back into it before losing in overtime.

Minnesota’s losses were close during the streak. They lost only 20 to 26 to Washington in one game where they gave up a late fourth quarter lead. The key for the game on Thursday is whether the Vikings’ pressure can get to Stafford.

If the Vikings get to Stafford the way that I believe that they will, Detroit is going to have a hard time winning this match up. When it comes to Minnesota’s offense, the Vikings are still having trouble putting points on the board.

I don’t think it will matter in this game because Minnesota’s D should set the tone. I like the Vikings in a moneyline upset.  

My final score prediction is Minnesota Vikings 18, Detroit Lions 13.