Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings - 9/25/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Vikings (1-1) vs Detroit Lions (1-1)

Game Info: Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -6 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Lions will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 of the NFL regular season on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Detroit Lions are 1-1 this season after they defeated Washington by a score of 36-27 in Week 2. Detroit jumped out to a 22-point lead at halftime and was able to hang on for the win after allowing 27 points in the second half. The Detroit offense is averaging 35.5 points per game with 219.5 passing yards per game and 186 rushing yards per game. Jared Goff has thrown for 471 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception for the Lions this season. D’Andre Swift (questionable) has rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown, while Amon-Ra St. Brown has caught 17 passes for 180 yards and three scores for Detroit. The Detroit defense is giving up 32.5 points per game and 425.5 yards per game.

The Minnesota Vikings are 1-1 this season after they lost to Philadelphia by a score of 24-7 in their last game. Minnesota only gained 264 total yards and turned the ball over three times in the loss. The Minnesota offense is averaging 15 points per game with 235.5 passing yards per game and 94 rushing yards per game. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 498 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Vikings this season. Dalvin Cook has rushed for 107 yards, while Justin Jefferson has caught 15 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota. The Minnesota defense is allowing 15.5 points per game and 412 yards per game.

Detroit is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the NFC North and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Week three games. The over is 4-0 in Detroit’s last 4 games. Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Week three games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 7-3 in Minnesota’s last 10 games. The under is 8-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings in Minnesota.

The Detroit offense has really looked good in the first two weeks of the season, but their defense has given up a lot of points. Minnesota looked good in their first game against Green Bay, but did not play well against Philly last week. I am going to take the over in this game, but it will be interesting to see how the Detroit offense performs on the road.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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