Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 10/10/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (-7.5)
The Detroit Lions (0-4) are headed to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Minnesota Vikings (1-3). Detroit is 7.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 49.5.
The Detroit Lions head into this matchup 0-4 this season. In their last contest, the Lions faced the Bears and ended up losing by a score of 24-14. Jared Goff went 24/38 with 299 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 105 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. Amon-Ra St. Brown averaged 11.7 yds per catch by totaling 70 yards on 6 catches. Jamaal Williams was the best rusher for the Lions with 14 carries for 66 yards (4.7 yards per attempt). Overall, they ran 67 plays which converted into 348 yds. The Detroit Lions ran the ball a total of 25 times and accumulated 90 yds, which is an average of 3.6 yards per tote. Against the run, the Lions conceded 188 yds on 39 tries, which averages out to 4.8 yds per run allowed. Detroit gave up 11 pass completions on 17 attempts for 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%.
The Lions have earned 1,407 total yards over the course of this season. Detroit has accrued 57 first downs, and they have committed 25 penalties for 184 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Detroit has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 5 different times (2 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they're maintaining an average of 101.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 20th in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Detroit Lions have an average of 20.3 points per outing.
When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have allowed 994 yards which ranks them 16th in the league. They have conceded 248.5 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.3%. In total, they have relinquished 381.3 yards/game putting them at 21st in football. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 132.8 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. During this campaign, they have given up 531 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Lions are ranked 29th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.8 points per contest.
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The Vikings step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. In their last game, the Vikings walked away with a loss by a score of 14-7 when they faced the Browns. Kirk Cousins (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 203 yds on 20/38 through the air while his QB rating was 66. He had 1 interception and his longest completion went for 31 yards. Dalvin Cook ran the ball 9 times for 34 yards, walking away from the game with 3.8 yards per attempt for Minnesota. Justin Jefferson was featured in the passing game for the Vikings, catching 6 passes for 84 yds (14.0 yds per reception). Minnesota ran the ball for 2.8 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 65 yards on 23 carries. The Vikings finished the game with a total of 255 yards while running 63 plays (4.0 yds per play). The Vikings secondary conceded a completion percentage of 45.5%, surrendering 143 yards on 15 out of 33 through the air. Minnesota relinquished 38 attempts on the ground for 184 yds (4.8 yds per carry).
In relation to how much they score, the Vikings are ranking 17th out of all teams in the league by scoring 23.5 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Vikings currently sit at 1,081 passing yards in addition to an average of 270.3 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 10th out of all NFL teams. They maintain an average of 112.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 449 yards in total. The Minnesota Vikings have an average of 382.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 15th out of all teams in the NFL. The Minnesota offense has 214 yards of penalties on 26 violations, which has them sitting 13th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 1 pick while conceding 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 56 first downs.
The Vikings are surrendering 23.0 PPG, ranking them 11th in the league. Minnesota has surrendered a total of 542 yards on the ground (135.5 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 253.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 18th in the NFL. The Vikings defense has been on the field for 254 plays, ranking them 16th in the NFL. This year, they have surrendered 92 total points. Their defense has tallied 2 turnovers (2 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions +7.5
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