The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to end a five-game losing streak on the road when they visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday as 3-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Vikings held off a late charge by the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend to record a 16-13 win, improving their straight up record to 3-2 while extending their winning streak against the spread to four games.
Minnesota now enters Sunday afternoon’s Vikings vs. Lions betting matchup at Ford Field with 12 ATS wins in their last 15 outings. However, SU road wins have been hard to come by for the Vikings, who are dismal 4-20-1 SU in their last 25 such games.
The Lions are coming off their first win of the season, a 37-34 shootout victory over the Chicago Bears which ended the team’s seven-game SU losing skid.
Detroit has also produced brutal results at the sportsbooks, going 5-12 ATS in their past 17, but have enjoyed success in recent visits by the Vikings, going 4-1 SU in their last five – but just 2-3 ATS.
The Indianapolis Colts will look to rebound from yet another loss to New England when they entertain the New Orleans Saints as 5-point chalk this weekend. The Colts were upended 34-27 by the Patriots on Sunday, dropping to 3-3 SU but still clinging to a one-game lead atop the AFC South standings.
Despite their early-season struggles the Colts have paid off as underdogs in each of their last two games, ending an 0-5 ATS slide.
The 2-4 Saints will be coming off a 10-day rest when they take on the Colts, following their 31-21 win over the previously undefeated Atlanta Falcons last Thursday night. New Orleans is now 3-1 ATS in their last four games according to the OddsShark NFL Database, but are in desperate need of a SU win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
The 5-0 Carolina Panthers remained atop the NFC South with their stunning 27-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks last week, but face a tough challenge when they meet the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night as 3-point home chalk.
The Panthers are now 10-1 SU in their past 11 games, and undefeated ATS in their last seven, while the 3-3 Eagles have bounced back from a sluggish start with lopsided wins over the Saints and New York Giants.
In other NFL Week 7 betting action, the Giants are pegged as early 4-point favorites over the Dallas Cowboys, while the Falcons are 3.5-point chalk against the Tennessee Titans, and the Patriots are favored by 9 points over the New York Jets.