At the beginning of the season Minnesota was a hot and trendy Pro Football betting pick to win the NFC championship. In the same way New Orleans was overlooked as past its prime. Yet the Saints have caught everyone’s attention with their outstanding play. Meanwhile the Vikings have rebounded from a slow start to take command of the NFC North. Correspondingly New Orleans will meet Minnesota in a highly anticipated Sunday night matchup. In fact, this could be an NFC Championship Game preview!
New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
Date and Time: Sunday, October 29, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pro Football Betting odds at SBG:
|Saints||+1 (-110)||52 (-110)|
|Vikings||-1 (-110)||52 (-110)|
Saints vs. Vikings TV Coverage: NBC
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans is one of the hottest teams in the NFL with a five-game winning streak. Further, the Saints have covered their last three games. Last week the Saints covered a 24-23 win at Baltimore. New Orleans now stands at 5-1 straight up, 4-1 against the spread, with a 3-3 split on totals. Fashion the Saints offense ranking second in the NFL for scoring. Of great concern is a defense that ranks 27th for points allowed. Quarterback Drew Brees is on fire with a 121.6 rating and 13/0 touchdown to interception ratio.
Minnesota leads the NFC North Division after winning their last three games. Also, the Vikings have not lost against the spread in their last four outings. Overall Minnesota is 4-2-1 both straight up and against the spread with four of their games going over the total. Last week the Vikings pounded the Jets at New York 37-17 for an easy payout. Minnesota ranks 13th in the NFL for total offense and 11th for total defense. Now Kirk Cousins has a 101.8 rating with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Stats to Consider
New Orleans has been a strong Football betting value as a road dog. For example, the Saints have lost just five of their last 20 games vs. the spread in that role. Four of the Saints last seven games as an away pup have gone under the total. Balanced against that is the Vikings good value as a home chalk. Minnesota has lost just six of their last 18 games with the line laying points at home. Additionally, the Vikings have gone under the total in five of their last seven in that situation.
Team vs. Team
In this head to head sports betting matchup the Saints have had the recent edge against Minnesota. For example, New Orleans has paid out in three of their last four against Minnesota. Eight of the last ten in this series has gone over the total. By contrast the Saints have also been profitable in games at Minnesota. To illustrate the Saints have come away with the cash in two of their last three road tilts against the Vikings. Most important of all none of the last eight games in this series at Minnesota went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Minnesota’s Football betting matchup edge is their defense. While not dominant the Vikings top unit is clearly superior to the Saints. Although Brees is carrying New Orleans their defense is not to be trusted.
Saints vs. Vikings Football Betting Picks
To sum up the Vikings are in good form and will have the clear home field advantage.
Saints vs. Vikings Football Betting Pick: Minnesota Vikings
Saints vs. Vikings Football Betting Score Prediction: Vikings 31, Saints 27
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