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NFL Expert Picks: Vikings Favored in 2020 Season Finale

The Vikings and Lions will each finish their 2020 seasons in Week 17.

Neither team will finish with a winning record, as Minnesota is 6-9 and Detroit is 5-10.

Kickoff is noon (CT) Sunday.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game:

Vikings 33, Lions 23 — Gregg Rosenthal,

Matthew Stafford is uncertain to play. Dalvin Cook is out following the death of his father. Even if everyone on both teams were healthy, my pick would be the Vikings by two scores against a Lions defense that has collapsed beyond repair.

Vikings 31, Lions 21 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

This is a game featuring two teams going home, but the Lions are a total mess. They were lifeless against the Bucs, and will likely play here without Matt Stafford. The Vikings were blown out by the Saints last week, but they will bounce back in this one. Vikings take it.

Vikings 30, Lions 23 — Bill Bender, Sporting News

Detroit has little incentive to play Matthew Stafford here. Dalvin Cook will not play, but it's another chance for Kirk Cousins to connect with Justin Jefferson. The Vikings finish it off in the fourth quarter.

Vikings 31, Lions 14 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

The Lions look like they've totally quit on the season. The Vikings win a meaningless game.

Vikings 27, Lions 17 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

Neither team should want to win this game, since winning means a lower draft pick. The Vikings are more in need of an ego boost heading into the postseason, if only to make the inevitable 2021 hot seats a little less toasty.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 75% —

7 of 8 experts pick the Vikings, CBS Sports

9 of 9 experts pick the Vikings, ESPN

7 of 7 experts pick the Vikings, USA TODAY