NFL betting odds fans have seen Detroit show significant improvement this season as they will enter the 2011 season as a dark horse choice with the futures NFL betting lines to make the playoffs.
The Detroit Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with a start time of 1:05 PM ET and a telecast on FOX. Sports-Gambling will have the side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and open your account today for all of the action.
Detroit has a football betting record of 5-10 straight up and a most impressive 11-4 against the spread with just 4 of their games going under the total. The Lions are riding a 3 game winning streak but have been competitive most every week as their spread record indicates. Last week Detroit won at Miami 34-27 as Shaun Hill passed for 222 yards and 2 TD’s.
Detroit has had a revolving door at quarterback due to injuries to number one starter Matt Stafford and backup Drew Stanton but all 3 signal callers have been effective when they have had the chance to play and the Lions rank 11th overall for passing while the defense has improved to 19th for points allowed.
Calvin Johnson has had an impressive season with 1120 yards receiving and rookie nose tackle Ndamukong Suh has a team best 9 sacks as a terror to opposing quarterbacks. The Lions are just 2 seasons removed from their winless 0-16 campaign but now look to be a team on the rise with a great future and also a potential playoff contender for 2011.
Minnesota has a football gambling record of 6-9 straight up and 5-10 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. The Vikings are coming off a big Tuesday night upset win at Philadelphia 24-14 as 14 point dogs.
Adrian Peterson ran for 118 yards and a TD while backup QB Joe Webb passed for 195 and ran for 31 more with a score. Brett Favre is questionable for this one due to a concussion issue.
Minnesota beat the NFL betting odds in a 24-10 home payout over Detroit on September 26 as the game went under 42.5.