NFL odds and lines, Lions vs. Vikings 2013: Minnesota favored at home to close the season

Gregory Shamus

The odds are out for the Lions matchup against the Vikings in Week 17.

The Vikings will host the Lions in a game that will played solely for pride. The season finale for both teams will feature two squads that will not see the postseason. The Vikings have improved with Matt Cassel at quarterback, but are still just 4-10-1 on the season. The Lions have free fallen from the playoff race and are 1-4 in their last five games. Giving the seesaw in success between the two teams, the Vikings are favored at home by three points, according to OddsShark.

The over/under for this game is 51.5 points. The Lions are 7-8 with the over/under this season, while the Vikings are 12-3. Detroit is 6-9 against the spread, and the Vikings are 7-7-1. The Lions average 25.47 points per game, while the defense allows 24.13 points. The Vikings average 25.13 points per game but allow 31.13 points on defense.

The Vikings host the Lions on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

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