- The total is 49 points in the Minnesota Vikings game against the Detroit Lions in Week 5.
- The Over is 6-2 in the Lions last eight games against the NFC North.
- The Over is 6-1 in the Vikings last seven games against the NFC North.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions with a 49-point total that looks to cover with both offenses playing well in the game.
The Minnesota Vikings offense has scored 23.5 points per game and 30 points or more twice this season. The Vikings have been led by a balanced attack that is averaging 283 passing yards per game and 112.3 rushing yards per game both of which are above league average.
The Vikings look to step up in the upcoming game as they face a Detroit Lions defense that is allowing 29.8 points per game.
With the Lions secondary dealing with a handful of injuries, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will look for open receivers down the field throughout the game.
Lions Offense Looks To Step Up
The Detroit Lions offense has struggled this season, scoring only 20.3 points per game. That number is deceiving since the Lions have been moving the ball down the field totaling 340 yards of offense or more in three of the fours games this season.
The Lions offense should be fine against a Minnesota Vikings defense that is allowing 23 points per game. The Lions in particular can take advantage of the Vikings rush defense which is allowing 135.5 rushing yards per game, giving a name setup for D'Andre Swift.
1st Quarter O/U
- Over 9.5 Points (-120)
- Under 9.5 Points (EVEN)
2nd Quarter O/U
- Over 14 Points (-115)
- Under 14 Points (-105)
3rd Quarter O/U
- Over 10 Points (-115)
- Under 10 Points (-105)
4th Quarter O/U
- Over 13 Points (-110)
- Under 13 Points (-110)
Even the odds for each quarter's scoring look to appease the over. While the quarter totals only add up to 46.5 points, the over is favored in three of the four quarters. Additionally, three of the quarters have an over-under in the double-digits - something that NFL betting sites do not often post.
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