Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions

Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 4:25pm
Venue: Ford Field Detroit
TV: FOX
Line: DET -7.5
Lions Home vs Spread:5-2 (Streak W3)
Vikings Road vs Spread: 3-3 (Streak L1)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick % ¬†picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREEN: The expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

Minnesota Vikings  MIN @ Detroit Lions  DET
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 79% 57% 100% DET 1 Ben Volin Boston Globe 68% 86% 50% MIN
2 Dave Richard CBS 77% 71% 83% DET 2 Numberfire Numberfire 67% 83% 50% MIN
3 Walterfootball Walterfootball 77% 71% 83% MIN 3 Teamrankings Teamrankings 58% 83% 33% DET
4 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 70% 57% 83% MIN 4 Pickwatch Pickwatch 50% 75% 25% MIN
5 Sam Farmer LA Times 70% 57% 83% MIN 5 Shalise Young Boston Globe 67% 67% 67% DET
6 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 63% 43% 83% DET 6 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 67% 67% 67% DET
7 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 58% 33% 83% MIN 7 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 63% 67% 60% MIN
8 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 49% 14% 83% MIN 8 Vic Tafur SFGate 58% 67% 50% MIN
9 Tom Rock Newsday 73% 67% 80% DET 9 Jason La Canfora CBS 50% 67% 33% DET
10 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 69% 71% 67% DET 10 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 50% 67% 33% DET
11 Jason La Canfora CBS 62% 57% 67% DET 11 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 50% 67% 33% DET
12 John Breech CBS 62% 57% 67% DET 12 Tom Rock Newsday 43% 67% 20% DET
13 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 62% 57% 67% DET 13 Walterfootball Walterfootball 42% 67% 17% MIN
14 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 55% 43% 67% MIN 14 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 67% 50% 83% MIN
15 Ryan Wilson CBS 55% 43% 67% MIN 15 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 58% 50% 67% MIN
16 Shalise Young Boston Globe 48% 29% 67% DET 16 Dave Richard CBS 50% 50% 50% DET
17 Josh Katzowitz CBS 48% 29% 67% DET 17 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 50% 50% 50% DET
18 Pete Prisco CBS 48% 29% 67% DET 18 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% MIN
19 Will Brinson CBS 48% 29% 67% MIN 19 Sam Farmer LA Times 50% 50% 50% MIN
20 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 59% 57% 60% MIN 20 John Boell Newsday 50% 50% 50% MIN
21 John Boell Newsday 51% 43% 60% MIN 21 Will Brinson CBS 42% 50% 33% MIN
22 Brandon George DallasNews.com 61% 71% 50% MIN 22 David Moore DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% MIN
23 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 61% 71% 50% DET 23 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% DET
24 Ben Volin Boston Globe 54% 57% 50% MIN 24 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 42% 50% 33% MIN
25 Vic Tafur SFGate 46% 43% 50% MIN 25 Frank Schwab Yahoo 33% 50% 17% MIN
26 Teamrankings Teamrankings 46% 43% 50% DET 26 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 62% 40% 83%
27 Frank Schwab Yahoo 46% 43% 50% MIN 27 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 47% 33% 60% DET
28 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 39% 29% 50% MIN 28 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 42% 33% 50% MIN
29 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 35% 20% 50% 29 Ryan Wilson CBS 42% 33% 50% MIN
30 Pickwatch Pickwatch 35% 20% 50% MIN 30 Brandon George DallasNews.com 42% 33% 50% MIN
31 Jim McBride Boston Globe 32% 14% 50% DET 31 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 42% 33% 50% MIN
32 Bill Simmons Grantland 56% 71% 40% MIN 32 Bill Simmons Grantland 42% 33% 50% MIN
33 Bob Glauber Newsday 45% 50% 40% DET 33 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 42% 33% 50% MIN
34 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 60% 86% 33% MIN 34 Jim McBride Boston Globe 33% 33% 33% DET
35 David Moore DallasNews.com 60% 86% 33% MIN 35 John Breech CBS 33% 33% 33% DET
36 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 45% 57% 33% MIN 36 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 33% 33% 33% MIN
37 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 45% 57% 33% DET 37 Bob Glauber Newsday 33% 33% 33% DET
38 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 31% 29% 33% MIN 38 Dave Tuley ESPN 35% 20% 50% MIN
39 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 35% 50% 20% DET 39 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 42% 17% 67% DET
40 Numberfire Numberfire 44% 71% 17% MIN 40 Josh Katzowitz CBS 33% 17% 50% DET
41 Dave Tuley ESPN 0% 0% 0% MIN 41 Pete Prisco CBS 33% 17% 50% DET
Average Home Road Average Home Road
53% 48% 57% 47% 49% 46%

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