Football Betting – Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting on Monday night for Week 5 has the Minnesota Vikings at the New Orleans Saints in a matchup of high profile running backs.

Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson is thought of as the best running back in the NFC by gamblers that bet on football while Reggie Bush is still exciting and explosive for the Saints. New Orleans is a small football betting favorite in NFL odds Week 5 numbers.

Football betting is always popular on Monday night since the game is televised on ESPN and that should be the case again this week. The Saints have a high powered offense led by quarterback Drew Brees and running back Reggie Bush. Minnesota can score points as well with Peterson and now that quarterback Gus Frerotte is at the helm, they can throw the ball as well. Minnesota has owned the series with the Saints in recent history, winning 7 of the last 10 meetings according to football betting numbers. Gamblers that bet on football should know though that the Vikings are only 5-5 against the football betting spread in those games. At New Orleans, the Vikings and Saints have split the last four meetings according to football betting numbers. The last time the two teams met was in Minnesota in 2005 when the Vikings won 33-16 according to football betting stats.

Football betting stats show that New Orleans has been a terrible home favorite in recent seasons. Since 2005 the Saints laying points at home are about 30% against the football betting pointspread. That is definitely a cause for concern among gamblers that bet on football and are considering laying the points with New Orleans.

The Over is 6-3-1 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams according to football betting stats. There is a note of caution though for gamblers that bet on football totals in this game. The Vikings are an under team on the road in recent seasons according to football betting stats. 60% of their road games have gone under the total the past three seasons according to football betting stats.

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