Lions vs Vikings Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 9 NFL Game

Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings predictions and expert picks for Week 9 NFL game.
Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings predictions and expert picks for Week 9 NFL game. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

One week after the Detroit Lions lost big against the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings upset the Green Bay Packers, the two division rivals will meet in Minnesota with only one game separating them in the standings.

With playoff hopes likely on the line in this one, here's who the experts are taking in Lions-Vikings matchup in Week 9.

Lions vs Vikings Picks Week 9

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 9 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Vikings (4)
numberFire: Vikings
Sporting News: Vikings
Betting Favorite: Vikings -4

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Vikings (3), Lions (1)
Sporting News: Vikings -3.5

It looks like the experts are heavily favoring Minnesota, as they unanimously picked the Vikings to win outright. Only one expert is picking the Lions to cover the spread.

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