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Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips

Minnesota Vikings (13-3)
Sky Sports Main Event14th January 21:40U.S. Bank Stadium V
New Orleans Saints (12-5)
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Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips. We bring you a NFL game preview for Sunday’s clash between the Minnesota Vikings & New Orleans Saints.

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Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Predictions

Minnesota Vikings -5.0 Point Spread @ 10/11 with bet365
Over 46.5 Total Points @ 10/11 with bet365
Latavius Murray (MIN Vikings) Anytime Touchdown @ 5/6 with bet365

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Reason for Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Betting tips

In what promises to be the game of the weekend, Drew Brees and the Saints are heading up to Minnesota to face a rested Vikings squad fresh off their first-round bye. The Saints handled the Panthers last week, and although the final score was close, the Saints were in control for most of the game.

The Panthers did a great job of limiting the production of Saints RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who combined for only 45 yards rushing. But, the damage was done by QB Drew Brees, who threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns. WRs Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr were exposing the Panthers’ secondary with their speed as they combined for over 240 yards receiving.

The Saints defense played well, but this is now the second consecutive week of giving up 26 or more points, as they are starting to show some signs of weakness. CB Marshon Lattimore has been outstanding, but the Saints pass rush doesn’t have much help besides DE Cameron Jordan. Giving up 26 points at home to an average Panthers offense raises some question marks especially now that they are about to face one of the more balanced attacks in football.

Not only do they have a balanced attack, but the Vikings bring with them one of the best defenses in football. Their pass rush, led by DE Everson Griffen, is one of the best in football and their front seven has one of the better linebackers in football with LB Anthony Barr. Not to mention their secondary with CB Xavier Rhodes, who has proved this year that he belongs in the conversation for best corner in the league. Rhodes will have his hands full with WR Michael Thomas, whose route running and speed has been giving CBs headaches all season long.

We like the Vikings to win this contest among two fairly similar teams. The Vikings offense is underrated, as they also have a great RB tandem with Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon. QB Case Keenum has been great all year long, especially at protecting the football and getting it into the hands of his great receiving corps. The difference for us in this game is the defensive parody, as the Vikings defense is far superior to the Saints. Keenum and company should be able to move the ball on a travelling Saints defense, but the Saints might have trouble moving the ball on the other end. Look for the elite Minnesota front seven to stuff the run and get pressure on Brees early and often.

For our recommendations, we like the Vikings point spread and the over for the points total. We are expecting a shootout between two great offenses, and with the way Minnesota has been able to score points in bunches at home, they can come out hot and attribute close to 30 points to the total. To score, we like RB Latavius Murray, as he has become the close-yardage back in Minnesota and has done quite a good job.

Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Predictions

Minnesota Vikings -5.0 Point Spread @ 10/11 with bet365
Over 46.5 Total Points @ 10/11 with bet365
Latavius Murray (MIN Vikings) Anytime Touchdown @ 5/6 with bet365

Please check your betslip carefully before placing a bet, handicaps, lines and totals can change!

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