Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 12/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (-1)
Ford Field is the location where the Detroit Lions (5-7) will try to beat the Minnesota Vikings (10-2) on Sunday. Minnesota opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total has been set at 53.5.
The Minnesota Vikings come into this matchup with a record of 10-2 this season. In their last contest, the Vikings played the Jets and went home with a win by a final score of 27-22. Dalvin Cook was the best rusher for the Vikings with 20 attempts for 86 yards (4.3 yds per carry). Justin Jefferson had an average of 6.4 yds per reception by notching 45 yards on 7 receptions. Kirk Cousins connected on 21/35 with 173 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 82.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Vikings gave up 120 yards on 24 tries, which is 5.0 yards per rush allowed. Minnesota relinquished 31 pass completions on 58 attempts for a total of 366 yards, and a completion rate of 53.4%. For the game, they ran 66 plays for 287 yards. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 29 times and accrued 128 yards, which earned them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt.
The Vikings have earned 4,030 total yards over the course of this year. Minnesota has accumulated 159 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 60 infractions for 500 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Minnesota has earned 18 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the football over 12 times (9 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they're holding an average of 101.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 25th in the National Football League. When talking about putting points on the board, the Minnesota Vikings hold an average of 24.1 points per game.
The Vikings rank 20th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 23.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per running attempt and 115.1 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have given up 1,381 rushing yards through 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Vikings have conceded 3,403 yards which ranks them 32nd in the National Football League. They are conceding 283.6 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.3%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 398.7 yards/game which ranks them 31st in the league. They have yielded 16 touchdowns by air and 13 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 5-7 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Lions took home the win by a final score of 40-14 when they played the Jaguars. D'Andre Swift carried the football 14 times for 62 yds, ending the game with 4.4 yards per attempt for Detroit. Amon-Ra St. Brown was a featured target for the Lions, hauling in 11 passes for 114 yards (10.4 yds per reception). Jared Goff (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 340 yards on 31/41 through the air while his QB rate was 115.9. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.3 yds. Detroit surrendered 19 rush attempts for 95 yds (5.0 yds per rush). The Lions pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.9%, relinquishing 171 yds on 19 for 34 through the air. The Lions finished the contest with a total of 437 yards while running 74 plays (5.9 yds per play). Detroit ran for 3.2 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 100 yds on 31 carries.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Lions are sitting 6th in football by scoring 26.3 points per game. For the year thus far, the Lions have thrown for a total of 2,905 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 242.1 passing yards per game, ranking them 8th in the league. They maintain an average of 127.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,524 yards overall. The Detroit Lions maintain an average of 369.1 yards/outing which ranks them 7th in the NFL. The Detroit offense has compiled 523 yards of penalties on 62 violations, which ranks them 25th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 7 interceptions while conceding 7 fumbles and they have been able to tally 155 first downs.
They have conceded 19 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 252.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 27th out of all teams. Detroit has yielded a total of 1,796 yards via the ground game (149.7 yards per game) and 18 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have tallied 15 takeaways (6 fumbles and 9 picks) for the season. The Lions defense has taken part in 781 plays, which has them sitting 25th in the league. This season, they have given up 324 points in total. The Lions are allowing 27.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 32nd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings +1
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