At the onset of the season the Saints were determined to get back to the NFC championship game. New Orleans has never gotten over the blown pass interference call that cost them the NFC title last year. In the same way the Vikings showed strong determination to return to post season status. Minnesota was a betting on NFL flop last year after being touted as a preseason favorite. The Saints and Vikings will meet in what could be the best matchup of Wild Card weekend. Quarterbacks Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins were two of the best passers this season.
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
|Date and Time:||Sunday, January 5, 2020, 1:05 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Vikings vs. Saints TV Coverage:||FOX|
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Overview
New Orleans has a sportsbook record of 13-3 straight up, 11-5 vs. the line and 9-7 over the total. As a result, the Saints are NFC South Division champions. New Orleans ranks third in the NFL for scoring offense and 13th for points allowed. Consider the Saints won and covered their final three games.
Minnesota is 10-6 straight up, 9-7 vs. the line, and 9-7 over the total. Correlate the Vikings rank eighth for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed. Minnesota got the money in three of their last four games. Hence the Vikings second place finish to Green Bay in the NFC North.
Key Vikings: QB Kirk Cousins (69.1% COMP, 3603 YDS, 8.1 AVG, 26 TD. 6 INT, 28 SACK, 107.4 RTG), RB Dalvin Cook (250 ATT, 1135 YDS, 4.5 AVG, 13 TD), WR Stefon Diggs (63 REC, 1130 YDS, 17.9 AVG, 6 TD), DE Danielle Hunter (70 TACKLES, 14.5 SACKS), PK Dan Bailey (27-29 FG, 40-44 XP)
Key Saints: QB Drew Brees (74.3% COMP, 2979 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 27 TD, 4 INT, 12 SACK, 116.3 RTG), RB Alvin Kamara (171 ATT, 797 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 5 TD), WR Michael Thomas (149 REC, 1725 YDS, 11.6 AVG, 9 TD), DE Cameron Jordan (53 TACKLES, 15.5 SACKS), PK Wil Lutz (32-36 FG, 48-49 XP)
Minnesota Vs. New Orleans Against the Spread
The Vikings are:
5-4 against the spread in their last nine away games
5-0 over the total on the road
2-7 vs. the odds in their last nine games as a dog
4-6 under the total when getting points
1-4 on the board in their last five matchups with New Orleans
8-3 over the total head to head against the Saints
The Saints Are:
5-3 against the spread in their last eight home games
4-3 over the total at Mercedes Benz Superdome
7-3 vs. the line as a favorite
5-2 over the total in their last seven games as a chalk
1-5 with the line at home against the Vikings
4-2 over the total at Mercedes Benz Superdome vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Bet on NFL Picks
In this situation the Saints have proven Betting on NFL Value at home. As mentioned earlier New Orleans has paid in four of their last five against the Vikings. Minnesota has drowned gamblers in red ink as a dog.
Vikings vs. Saints Bet on NFL Pick: New Orleans Saints
Vikings vs. Saints Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Saints 31, Vikings 20