Set your schedule for this weeks 18 NFL matchup between the Vikings and Lions, which you can watch on FOX at 1:00 (1/7/24). The game will be hosted at Ford Field in Detroit (MI).


The Pick: Detroit Lions -5.5

This game will be played at Ford Field at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 27-20 in favor of the Lions.
  • Our projections have Jaren Hall finishing with 263.664 passing yards on 25.818/39.867 passing.
  • The Lions are projected to finish with 375 yards of offense compared to the 323 yards for the Vikings.

Will the Vikings Make it Happen in Detroit?

This season, the Vikings are 3rd in the NFC-North on an overall record of 7-9. In non-conference games, their record is 1-4 while going 6-5 in NFC action. The Vikings' current scoring margin stands at -0.5, which has them coming in with a 7-6-3 ATS record.

So far this season, the Minnesota offense has been averaging 20.2 points per game, ranking them 19th in the league. Among the other teams in the league Minnesota ranks 6th in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 250. Their passing yards per attempt, 6.8, places them 7th.

The Vikings have been running the ball an average of 23.2 times per game and currently hold the 27th spot in the league in rushing yards. Their average yards per rushing attempt is 3.8.

When it comes to yards allowed, the Vikings rank 16th in the league, conceding an average of 330.2 yards per contest. Minnesota's defense has allowed 20.8 points per game, which has them 11th in the NFL.

Can Detroit Grab a Win at Home?

The Lions currently hold the 1st spot in the NFC-North this season, with an overall record of 11-5. In games outside their conference, they have a 4-1 record, and in NFC games, they have a NFC record. The Lions currently hold a 11-5 record against the spread. Currently, their average scoring margin is +3.5.

Offensively, the Lions have an average of 26.9 points per game, which positions them 4th in the NFL. In this week's game, Detroit's passing game is currently 3rd in passing yards. Additionally, they are 9th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 35.9 passes each game.

The Lions are currently 4th in the NFL with 140.1 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 29.8 rushing attempts (6th).

Heading into this week's matchup with the Vikings, the Lions defense has given up an average of 23.4 points per game. They are currently 9th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 329.1 yards per contest.