A pair of NFC North rivals will clash on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit the winless Detroit Lions. Minnesota is 5-6 on the season and would be out of the NFL playoff picture if the postseason started today because Washington owns the conference record tiebreaker. Meanwhile, the Lions are 0-10-1, but have somehow still exceeded bookmakers’ expectations with a 7-4 record against the spread after covering the last three weeks. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.
The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit and Lions vs. Vikings will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Minnesota as a seven-point favorites and the over-under is 46.5 in the latest Vikings vs. Lions odds. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Vikings vs. Lions
- Vikings vs. Lions date: Sunday, Dec. 5
- Vikings vs. Lions time: 1 p.m. ET
- Vikings vs. Lions TV channel: CBS
- Vikings vs. Lions live stream: Paramount+
Week 13 NFL picks for Lions vs. Vikings
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Vikings vs. Lions game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021 season on an incredible 131-94 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Lions vs. Vikings, the model is backing Minnesota to cover the spread. A 5-6 record might not scream “bet me,” but the record alone doesn’t tell the whole story of Minnesota’s season. All six of the Vikings’ losses have come in single-possession games and were all against teams that are currently .500 or better.
In November, the Vikings were able to get strong wins over the Packers and Chargers to stay afloat in the NFC playoff picture. The offense is full of playmaking ability and averaged 29.5 points per game during the month of November despite playing four teams with winning records.
Even with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) out Sunday, the Vikings should feel confident running the ball against a Lions defense that ranks 29th against the run. Alexander Mattison ran for 113 yards while catching seven passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in place of Cook in a Week 5 win over the Lions. The model predicts he approaches 100 scrimmage yards again, while Kirk Cousins throws for over 300 yards with Justin Jefferson turning in a 100-yard receiving day to help the Vikings cover.
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