Saints vs Vikings Odds Preview
If there is one team the New Orleans Saints can't seem to beat against the spread, it's their Week 15 betting foe - the Minnesota Vikings.
The Saints are 0-6 ATS in their past 6 meetings with the Vikes and the OVER has also been a steady bet when they meet (8-2-1 past 11 games). New Orleans is also just 2-9 SU in 11 games since 1980 here in Minnesota.
The Vikings have been scorched on defense at home all season long and we expect a high total here that could easily be eclipsed.
Minnesota opened as 7-point underdogs , while the NFL total was set at 50 for over under betting. Check the latest lines and $100 bonus free bet offer at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Vikings) and the No. 6 (Saints) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36-19 result in favor of the Saints is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (21.1 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 17 at 22 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 191.2 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (268 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 123.7 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 22-17 winner on the road against the Titans. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (39) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Drew Brees led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 337 yards Sunday as the Saints downed the Titans 22-17 at LP Field.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 34-28 loser on the road against the Lions. They covered the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (62) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Joe Webb ran through the Detroit defense for 109 yards in Minnesota's last game, but the Vikings still lost a 34-28 decision at Ford Field.
New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Saints at Vikings trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Orleans home to Atlanta, Monday, December 26
Minnesota at Washington, Saturday, December 24