Vikings vs Lions Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 14 (Back Another NFC North Shootout in Detroit)

Larry Rupp
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 14 game.
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 14 game. / AP Photos/Andy Clayton-King
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Vikings vs Lions Week 14 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 14
Minnesota Vikings (10-2, 4-1 Away) vs. Detroit Lions (5-7, 3-4 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Coverage: FOX

NFC North rivals meet head-to-head in Week 14 as the Minnesota Vikings go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions. The Vikings snuck by the New York Jets, 27-22, in Week 13 thanks to a late goal-line stand on Sunday. Running back Dalvin Cook paced the offense with 86 yards and 1 touchdown on 20 carries.

Meanwhile, the Lions picked apart the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 40-14 Week 13 victory. Quarterback Jared Goff put together one of his best performances of the year, completing 21 of his 31 passes for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. James Houston made a defensive impact with his third sack in 2022.

Vikings vs Lions Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (+114) | DET: (-134)
Spread: MIN: +2.5 (-110) | DET: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 53.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Lions enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features the highest total on the Week 14 slate at 53.5 points.

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Vikings vs Lions Prediction & Pick

These teams met back in Week 3 as the Vikings squeaked out a 28-24 win at U.S. Bank Stadium. The acton now moves to Ford Field, where the Lions are averaging an impressive 31.9 points per game (No. 2 in NFL). Detroit is also tallying 6.1 yards per play at home, which is tied for the third-best mark.

Minnesota's recent success can be attributed to its defense. The Vikings have allowed opponents to score a touchdown on just 25.0% of its red zone possessions over the last three weeks. However, Detroit scores a touchdown on a stellar 73.9% of its red zone possessions this season (No. 1 in NFL).

Momentum is swinging in the Lions' favor right now and they want revenge. I'll back Detroit to win.

Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 24 | Lions: 27

Vikings vs Lions Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 games against Detroit.
- The total has hit the over in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games.
- Detroit is 9-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Detroit's last five games against Minnesota.

Vikings vs Lions Best Bet

It's already been mentioned how great Detroit's offense is playing right now. Combine that with the fact that the Lions allow the most points per game in the NFL (27.0) and it's no wonder most of their games have turned into shootouts. The total has hit the over in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games overall.

The over has also cashed in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games as well as in four of the last five head-to-head matchups between these divisional foes. These are two teams that are quite familiar with one another and familiarity tends to favor the offense. Trust the trends here and bet on the over.

Bet: Over 53.5 Points (-110)

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