According to BetMGM, the Detroit Lions (3-8-1) open the week as 13.5-point underdogs as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings (8-4).
Despite the Lions likely needing to rely on third-string quarterback David Blough, favoring the Vikings by almost two touchdowns seems like an aggressive opening line.
The Lions have held a lead in every game this season — one of only three teams to have achieved this — and have managed to keep most games close. In 11 of their 12 games have come down one score. The only game that didn’t was a Week 7 game against the Vikings, which the Lions lost by 12.
Vegas is expecting the Vikings to exceed their recent success against the Lions, and they’ve set the bet lines accordingly.
BetMGM has various betting lines to wager on in this game, but here’s a look the basic concepts most would be interested in, including the moneyline, points spread and over/under.
Vikings – 910
Lions + 600
Vikings -13.5 (-115)
Lions +13.5 (-106)
Over 42.5 (-110)
Under 42.5 (-110)
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