Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints News & Picks
Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Odds
|Minnesota Vikings||+7 -115||50½ -110 O||+250|
|New Orleans Saints||-7 -105||50½ -110 U||-300|
**Odds as of 12/24**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Vikings’ playoff hopes are hanging by a disintegrating thread, and a date with the Saints won’t help that any. New Orleans has lost two straight after winning nine in a row, but that mini-skid will end here vs. Minnesota. The Vikings’ offense is centered around RB Dalvin Cook, and the Saints’ run defense is ranked fourth in the league. Once New Orleans shuts down Cook, the Saints can put some distance between themselves and the Vikings on the scoreboard. Minnesota allows the eighth-most points in the NFL, and Drew Brees and the boys know how to score. The Saints are averaging 28.4 PPG, and that’s mainly been without star receiver Michael Thomas. New Orleans is 9-2 ATS over its previous 11 games against sub .500 squads, and Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last five contests. Taking the Saints -7 just makes sense. Saints 31, Vikes 23
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
As a team, the Minnesota Vikings are playing for honor. Individually, RB Dalvin Cook is playing for the Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Kirk Cousins and rookie WR Justin Jefferson have developed a pretty good chemistry, while Adam Thielen has scored 13 touchdowns, a career best.
The Vikings average 25.7 points per game and the total has gone over in six of their last nine games.
Drew Brees is back, and the New Orleans Saints scored 29 points against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brees looked good, but he needs more time to regain rhythm and confidence.
Nevertheless, the Saints are still playing for the NFC No. 1 seed. WR Michael Thomas is out, but Emmanuel Sanders has been playing really well lately.
Besides winning in the postseason, there is nothing the Saints would rather do than knock the hated Vikings out of contention.
The Saints average 28.4 points per game and the total has gone over in eight of their last 12 games against Minnesota. Go over once again.
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