It's time for the Detroit Lions to get down and dirty and head to the 2013 NFL playoffs. This year the Detroit Lions kick-off their 2013 NFL schedule opener at home against the Minnesota Vikings and are listed as the week 1 NFL Vegas lines favorite with a -4½(-110) point spread. Detroit showed promise last year, although their record did not get them to the playoffs, the Lions prevented many of their opponents from scoring big, only losing by a single touchdown or less in eight of their matchups. Heading into week 1 as a Vegas odds favorite is a big positive for the Lions, let's hope they step up this year and push their way into the playoffs.
Minnesota finished off the preseason with a one point win over the Tennessee Titans, but will be without DT Kevin Williams for week 1, not that it matters much with Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Peterson almost singlehandedly pushed the Vikings into the 2012 Playoffs. According to the current Superbowl odds it's not likely you'll see the Vikings in the Superbowl as oddsmakers have installed the Vikings with 40/1 odds.
Vegas lines makers opened this week 1 NFL picks contest with the Detroit Lions listed as the -4½(-110) favorite but have since edged the Lions to a -5(-110) point spread and have posted the game total to 46½( ov-110).
Game time for this week 1 NFL picks matchup is set for 1:00PM at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. and coverage will be provided by FOX.
Current Superbowl odds: The Detroit Lions are listed as a longshot to win the Superbowl this year with 50/1 odds, but we have high hopes for the Lions this year. Stay tuned for continued coverage of all the 2013 Vegas lines and free picks on many of the NFL matchups all season long. Visit our Sportsbook reviews section to pick your favorite online sportsbook to bet on the Superbowl or any of the week 1 NFL picks contests.
Here are a few NFL betting trends to consider before you wager on this week 1 NFL picks contest featuring the Minnesota Vikings versus the Detroit Lions.
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games|
|Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road|
|Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Detroit|
|Minnesota is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing Detroit|
|Minnesota is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit|
|Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games|
|Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|Detroit is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Minnesota|
|Detroit is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games when playing Minnesota|
|Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota|
|Detroit is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota|
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