Lions open as big underdogs in Week 3 at Minnesota

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The 1-1 Detroit Lions head west on their first road trip of the 2022 season in Week 3. The Lions travel to Minnesota to take on the division rival Vikings next Sunday.

Fresh off a 36-27 victory over the Washington Commanders, a game where the Lions were favored by oddsmakers for the first time in 24 games, Dan Campbell’s Detroit team is back to the more familiar underdog role in the early betting lines.

From our friends at Sportsbook Wire, the latest line as of Monday morning.

  • Money line: Lions +250 (bet $100 to win $250) | Vikings -300 (bet $300 to win $100)

  • Against the spread (ATS): Lions +7.5 (-120) | Vikings -7.5 (+100)

  • Over/Under (O/U): 51.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Keep in mind the Vikings haven’t played in Week 2 yet. Minnesota plays on Monday night at Philadelphia against the same Eagles team that beat the Lions 38-35 in Week 1 in Detroit. The Monday night game outcome should have some impact on the line here. If you’re feeling confident in the Lions, the time to buy in on the Week 3 game is before the Vikings-Eagles game; the line is likely to go down unless the Vikings put on a dominant performance.

The Lions are 2-0 vs. the spread this year and have scored a league-high 71 points (tied with Kansas City through two games). The Vikings beat the spread as well as the visiting Green Bay Packers in Week 1, 23-7.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire