Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 9/25/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (-7)
The Detroit Lions (1-1) are headed to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they will compete against the Minnesota Vikings (1-1). Minnesota opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The total comes in at 50.
The Detroit Lions head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Lions took on the Commanders and went home with a win by a final score of 36-27. Jamaal Williams was the best rusher for the Lions with 12 totes for 53 yds (4.4 yards per carry). Amon-Ra St. Brown had an average of 12.9 yards per catch by totaling 116 yds on 9 receptions. Jared Goff connected on 20/34 with 256 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 121.7 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Lions gave up 88 yds on 21 attempts, which calculates to 4.2 yds per run surrendered. Detroit allowed 30 completions on 46 attempts for 308 yards, and a completion rate of 65.2%. Overall, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 425 yds. The Detroit Lions ran the ball 24 different times and accounted for 191 yds, which earned them an average of 8.0 yds per attempt.
Regarding scoring, the Detroit Lions hold an average of 35.5 points per contest. Offensively they average 186.0 yards on the ground which is 3rd in the National Football League. The Lions have racked up 811 total yards for the season. Detroit has accounted for 24 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 8 penalties for 70 yards. They have surrendered the football 1 time. In terms of notching touchdowns, Detroit has compiled 6 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Lions have surrendered 547 yards which puts them in 27th in the league. They have conceded 273.5 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they are surrendering 425.5 yards/outing which puts them 30th in the NFL. They have conceded 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per attempt on the ground and 152.0 yards on the ground per contest for the season. During the season, they have conceded 304 yards via the ground game in 2 outings. The Lions rank 31st in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 32.5 PPG.
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The Vikings head into this game 1-1 this year. In their last contest, the Vikings took a loss by a final score of 24-7 against the Eagles. Dalvin Cook carried the ball 6 times for 17 yds, finishing the game with 2.8 yards per attempt for Minnesota. Justin Jefferson was a featured target for the Vikings, hauling in 6 balls for 48 yards (8.0 yds per reception). Kirk Cousins (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 221 yds on 27/46 passing while his QB rate was 51.1. He tossed 3 interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 4.8 yards. Minnesota allowed 34 rushing attempts for 163 yards (4.8 yds per rush). The Vikings passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 83.9%, surrendering 323 yds on 26 for 31 passing. The Vikings finished the game with a total of 264 yds while running 59 plays (4.5 yards per play). Minnesota ran the football for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 62 yds on 11 attempts.
When discussing how much they score, the Vikings are 25th in the NFL holding an average of 15.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Vikings have thrown for 471 yards via the pass as well as an average of 235.5 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 13th in the league. They hold an average of 94.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 188 yards for the year. The Minnesota Vikings are averaging 329.5 yards/game which has them sitting 21st out of all teams in the NFL. The Minnesota offense has compiled 45 yds of penalties on 8 infractions, which ranks them 29th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 3 interceptions while letting opponents recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 28 first downs.
The Vikings are relinquishing 15.5 points per game, ranking them 6th in the league. They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown through the air as well as 275.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 29th in the league. This year, they have surrendered 31 total points. Minnesota has given up a total of 274 yards on the ground (137.0 yards/game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Vikings defense taken the field for 129 plays, which is good for 19th in the league. They have 3 takeaways (1 fumble recovery and 2 picks) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vikings -7
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