Detroit Lions

DET

Detroit Lions

17

19

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

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Media Consensus Picks

287 PicksMoneyline
Minnesota Vikings

MIN

-475

95%

95% predicted the Vikings to win.

235 PicksSpread
Detroit Lions

DET +9.5

-110

66%

66% predicted the Lions to cover the spread.

121 PicksOver/Under

Under 49.5

-110

64%

64% predicted the score to be under 49.5.

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What National Media Said

96% of national media analysts called the Vikings victory.

Featured National Media Analyst
Gregg Rosenthal

Gregg Rosenthal

NFL Network

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

MIN -9.5

Over 49

Vikings 37, Lions 23

“It's one thing to have less talent than the rest of the league. It's another thing to have that little talent and then become one of the most injury-plagued teams in football, as Detroit has. Minnesota's kryptonite appears to be an effective pass rush, but that's not a concern in this game. Jared Goff will be in position for a whole lot of yards trying to play catch-up.”...

October 7, 2021 via nfl.com

Featured National Media Analyst

MIN

Detroit Lions

DET +9.5

Over 39.5

Vikings 30, Lions 21

“Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins has dominated the Lions as a member of the Vikings, having thrown 15 touchdowns and one interception since 2018, and Minnesota is in the midst of a seven-game win streak over its divisional foe with an average margin of victory of 11.6 points per game. It won't get easier this week for the Lions. Detroit's offensive line will be shorthanded against Minnesota's stout pass rush (3.2 sacks per game, tied for third in the NFL). Center Frank Ragnow (toe) was placed on injured reserve this week, and the Lions are also preparing to play without left tackle Penei Sewell (ankle).”...

October 8, 2021 via espn.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Mike Florio

Mike Florio

ProFootballTalk

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

MIN -7.5

Vikings 31, Lions 17

“Like last year, the Vikings started 1-3. Unlike last year, they have some hope to turn things around.”...

October 7, 2021 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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Detroit Lions

What Lions Insiders Said

92% of team insiders called the Vikings victory.

Featured Lions Insider

MIN

Detroit Lions

DET +9.5

Over 39.5

Vikings 28, Lions 23

“Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown will make at least five catches. He had a breakout performance against Chicago last week, catching a game-high six passes for 70 yards -- both career-highs. Look for quarterback Jared Goff to try to connect with the receivers more to open up the potential of the offense, and St. Brown should get targeted more after proving he could make plays on the road”...

October 8, 2021 via espn.com

Featured Lions Insider
Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews

Pride of Detroit

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

MIN -8.5

Under 49.5

October 6, 2021

Featured Lions Insider
Hamza Baccouche

Hamza Baccouche

Pride of Detroit

DET

Detroit Lions

DET +9.5

Under 49.5

October 7, 2021

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Minnesota Vikings

What Vikings Insiders Said

100% of team insiders called the Vikings victory.

Featured Vikings Insider

MIN

Detroit Lions

DET +9.5

Over 39.5

Vikings 30, Lions 21

“Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins has dominated the Lions as a member of the Vikings, having thrown 15 touchdowns and one interception since 2018, and Minnesota is in the midst of a seven-game win streak over its divisional foe with an average margin of victory of 11.6 points per game. It won't get easier this week for the Lions. Detroit's offensive line will be shorthanded against Minnesota's stout pass rush (3.2 sacks per game, tied for third in the NFL). Center Frank Ragnow (toe) was placed on injured reserve this week, and the Lions are also preparing to play without left tackle Penei Sewell (ankle).”...

October 8, 2021 via espn.com

Featured Vikings Insider
Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Daily Norseman

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

MIN -9.5

Over 49.5

Vikings 31, Lions 20

October 7, 2021

Featured Vikings Insider
Christopher Gates

Christopher Gates

Daily Norseman

MIN

Minnesota Vikings

MIN -9.5

Over 49.5

October 7, 2021

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Top-Ranked Expert Picks

Best performing analysts in each category this season.

Vikings Overall Experts

Barry Wilner

27-7-0 (79%)

MIN

Logan Hanson

21-6-0 (78%)

MIN

Kenneth Cotterill

31-17-0 (65%)

MIN
Vikings Moneyline Experts

Barry Wilner

14-3-0 (82%)

MIN

David Faux

8-1-0 (89%)

MIN

Mookie Alexander

13-4-0 (76%)

MIN
Vikings Spread Experts

Barry Wilner

13-4-0 (76%)

MIN -7.5

Logan Hanson

8-1-0 (89%)

DET +9.5

Jori Epstein

12-5-0 (71%)

DET +9.5
Vikings Over/Under Experts

Braden Holecek

15-2-0 (88%)

Under 49.5

Warren Ludford

13-3-0 (81%)

Under 49.5

Wilson Conn

12-5-0 (71%)

Under 49.5
Lions Overall Experts

Ron Kopp

34-12-2 (74%)

MIN

Jared Sapp

35-14-2 (71%)

MIN

Kyle Henning

19-4-1 (83%)

MIN
Lions Moneyline Experts

Ron Kopp

12-3-1 (80%)

MIN

Daniel Harms

14-2-1 (88%)

MIN

Jared Sapp

14-2-1 (88%)

MIN
Lions Spread Experts

Pete Sweeney

13-3-1 (81%)

DET +9.5

Ron Kopp

12-3-1 (80%)

DET +8.5

Kyle Henning

8-0-0 (100%)

DET +9.5
Lions Over/Under Experts

Aaron Leming

12-3-0 (80%)

Under 49.5

Sean Dwyer

9-4-0 (69%)

Under 49.5

Michael Pallas

9-4-0 (69%)

Under 49.5

Top-Ranked Staff Consensus Picks

Consensus staff picks from the best performing outlets this season.

ESPN

314-218-13 (59%)

Matchup Performance

MIN (92%)Moneyline
DET +9.5 (100%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
ProFootballTalk

78-55-2 (59%)

Matchup Performance

MIN (100%)Moneyline
DET -9.5 (0%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
Daily Norseman

133-116-0 (53%)

Matchup Performance

MIN (100%)Moneyline
DET +9.5 (20%)Spread
Under 49.5 (40%)Total
Pride of Detroit

204-153-18 (57%)

Matchup Performance

MIN (91%)Moneyline
DET +9.5 (43%)Spread
Under 49.5 (75%)Total