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Vikings vs Saints Pick & Preview- NFL Week 4
On Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30 PM ET, the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, None. NFLN will carry the TV coverage for the game. The Vikings head into the game as the -2.5 point favorite to pick up the win.
Vikings vs Saints Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
- Where: London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Date: Sunday, October 2nd
- Betting Odds MIN -2.5, MIN +-143 | NO +119 O/U 44.0
Can Kirk Cousins And The Vikings Come Away With A Win On The Road?
The Vikings head into week 4, looking for another win, as they picked up 4 point victory over the Detroit Lions (28-24). In terms of betting, Minnesota did not cover the spread in their win, as they entered as the -6.5 point favorites. With their combined 51 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 51.
With their 28 points, Minnesota had an above average game compared to last year’s season average of 25.0 points per game.
Offensively, Minnesota found success in the run game, putting up 123 on 25 attempts. In addition to running for 96 yards, Dalvin Cook ran for 1 score.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 260 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 93.55. In addition, 2 of his passes went for touchdowns. Leading the way at receiver was K.J. Osborn, as he accumulated 73 yards and hauled in a touchdown. Minnesota throws the ball 39.666666666666664 times per game, ranking them 8th in the league. Currently, 69.86% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 13th in the NFL.
Although the team’s overall defensive sack numbers are near the league average, Minnesota has a QB hit rate of 11.0% places them 11.0th in the league.
Will The Saints Take Advantage Of Playing At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium vs The Vikings?
This week, the New Orleans Saints are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 22-14 to the Carolina Panthers. The loss was costly, as it came against a NFC South opponent. Going into the game, the oddsmakers had Saints as the -2.0 favorite. The team’s combined scoring of 36 points fell below the posted betting line of 41.
The Saints 14 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 21.41 points per game.
Even though New Orleans ran the ball 22 times, they ended the game with just 84 rushing yards. Alvin Kamara led the team with 61 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
Jameis Winston was able to rack up 353 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 76.58. Winston was able to cap off his strong statistical game by throwing for 1 touchdown. Leading the team in the passing game was Chris Olave, who finished with 147 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 16.3. As a team, New Orleans ranks 8th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 261.33 per game. Thus far, 70.06% of their yards through the air, which is 16 in the NFL.
This season, the Saints have generated 4 sacks, which is just 30th in the league. However, they could be in line to see this number increase as they are generating hits on the quarterback at a high rate.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Minnesota and New Orleans did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.
Looking back at the recent matchups between Minnesota and New Orleans, the Saints have taken 3 of the last 5 contests. The over-under record in these games sits at 3-2, with the average scoring total coming in at 56.4 points.
The New Orleans Saints have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 3-2-0. On average, the Vikings have averaged 27.4 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to New Orleans at 29.0.
Vikings vs Saints Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Vikings -2.5
- Free Total Prediction:Over 44.0
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