NFL 2020 Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Predictions, picks and bets

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November 8, 2020 6:39 AM

 
NFL Predictions from 10,000 simulations
 

The Minnesota Vikings were ruthless and enter the week on a high as they look to host the Detroit Lions.

It was a huge game from the boys in purple and gold as they not only covered their spread but won, too (we called it... just saying)! They’ll take that confidence into a matchup against a disappointing Detroit unit that lost its 7th-straight home game.

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💪 Spread

The Vikes are 4-3 against the spread this season, so season history is on their side thanks to a good showing last week. The Lions aren’t as favorable, boasting a 3-4 tally ATS. When our supercomputer simulated this game 10,000 times at the beginning of the week the average margin sat around 3 points in favour of Minnesota. If the bookies hold this spread at +/- 4 points, it could be worth playing the Lions in this scenario.

 

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🚀 Over/Under

Our data indicates the books initially nailed the total points line in this game with the market opening at 52.5 points, but since then, that line has shortened to a point where we are comfortable taking the over based upon projections.

 

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💵 Moneyline

The Vikings should get that dub this Sunday and our model is backing up that pick. Here’s the best value in the market if you want to tail this play below.

 

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🏈 Dimers' take-out

While it’s not an NFC North battle that will cause too big a stir, there’s no reason why you can’t be the real winner out of this clash. Dalvin Cook was straight-up 🔥🔥🔥 last week against Green Bay with 4 TDs – the most in a single game in Vikings history. We’re cashing in on “The Chef” to go in for 6 again this week and you should, too. Take advantage of the newly-legalized US sports betting industry in style. We’ve cooked up a tidy list of NFL promos for this week to get you started, here.

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