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Vikings vs. Lions odds, line, spread: Proven model reveals NFL picks, predictions for Week 5, 2021

The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the Week 5 game between Minnesota and Detroit 10,000 times
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An NFC North battle is on tap between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 1-3 overall and 1-1 at home, while Detroit is 0-4 overall and 0-2 on the road. 

Minnesota is favored by 10 points in the latest Vikings vs. Lions odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 49.5. Before you make any Lions vs. Vikings picks and predictions, you'll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 5 of the 2021 season on an incredible 124-82 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has simulated Vikings vs. Lions 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.

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