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Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Betting Odds

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Sep/15/2009
Vikings vs. Lions Betting Odds

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions betting odds were in high demand early on in the week.  Once again, the Brett Favre factor seems to be clicking with gamblers as Vikings vs. Browns was a heavily wagered on game in Week 1.  But so too was New Orleans vs. Detroit and it appears as if the gambling public is doing what it can to bet against the Lions.

The early line had the Vikings at -10 on the road.  Some books had moved the line down to -9 ½.  But with over 90 percent of the early action going Minnesota's way, we wouldn't expect much more of a line cut here.

The Lions have lost 18 straight games, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. They are 1-24 in their last 25 overall.  Matthew Stafford rushed for his first NFL score but threw three interceptions and had 205 passing yards in his first game.

"It was tough. Playing from behind is never easy," Stafford said. "Some of those balls I was throwing, I was just trying to get rid of it and not take a sack. ... I'm fine. I've thrown three picks in a game before. Obviously, I don't like to lose. I wish I could play better, but I've got to learn from it."

 

Stafford led two touchdown and kept his team in the game until the fourth quarter.  The Lions are trying to avoid reaching Tampa Bay's record of 26 straight losses.  Detroit still made plenty of mistakes in their 2009 regular season debut.

Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre didn't have a spectacular performance in his first victory with the Vikings, as he threw only four passes of six yards or more but they still won decisively in Cleveland. 

Favre threw a 6-yard TD pass to Harvin in his debut with Minnesota, and Adrian Peterson scored three touchdowns and ran for 180 yards as the Vikings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Cleveland Browns 34-20 on Sunday.

 

"I had a blast," Favre said. "It wasn't a 400-yard passing game, but it doesn't have to be. As long as we win, that's what it's all about."

The home team has won 6 of 10 in this series.  Minnesota has won 9 of the last 10 in this series.  The Vikings only won by 4 and 2 points, respectively, last season against Detroit.  Only 3 of the last 10 games in this series were won by a touchdown or more and all of those games were played in Minnesota. 

The Vikings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.

The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC North.

Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

The Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.

The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC North but are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. NFC.

The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog including 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog of 3.5-10.0.

Detroit is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.

With all that said though, we like Detroit's ability to keep this series close and this is a Lions team so desperate for a win against a team that still is suspect in our opinion here at Gambling911.com. 

We are really going out on a limb here with our first pick for NFL Week 2 of the 2009 regular season and going with the Detroit Lions at +10.

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