Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive line lines up against Detroit Lions defensive line during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Open as Road Favorites Over Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings feel like two teams heading in the opposite direction.

The Lions struggled out of the gate while the Vikings were one of the NFL’s pleasant surprises. However, the Lions have won three of their last four games while the Vikings have lost three of their last four. Will the trend continue?

The sports books have an uncanny ability of “knowing” things and provide an interesting first look at any matchup.

The early betting line has installed the Lions as road favorites over the Vikings. The line currently sits at 2 points in the Lions’ favor with an over/under set at 47 total points.

Christian Ponder struggled last week, throwing for just 63 yards against the Seahawks. With Percy Harvin expected to miss Sunday’s game, it’s hard to see the Vikings mustering much on offense besides whatever Adrian Peterson can give them. The Lions don’t have a history of playing well in Minneapolis but given where each team appears to be heading, I would pick the Lions to cover and the game to finish under 47 total points.

How would you bet?

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