Minnesota Vikings (1-3) at New Orleans Saints (2-2)
Monday, 8:35 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Saints – 3 , Total 47
The New Orleans Saints defense will be tested on Monday night as Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings come to town. The Saints have given up almost 1,500 yards this season, 5th worst in the NFL. If they expect to win on Monday night they will have to find a way to stop Peterson. “We’ve seen some real good runners both at home and on the road, but this guy is the best we’ve seen to date,” New Orleans head coach Sean Payton said, “That’s no slight on anyone that we’ve played to date, but there’s something else about him and the guys blocking for him are something else. (Peterson’s) big and strong – he’s exceptional.”
SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Saints at Home.
The Saints usually do the opposite of the Vikings and that is throwing the ball. Quarterback Drew Brees is the leagues third-highest rated quarterback and the Saints lead the league with 327.3 passing yards per game. The Saints have had very little success recently against Minnesota, losing six of the last seven matchups and 17 of 24 overall. The last meeting between the two teams at New Orleans was in 2004 and Minnesota won 38-31.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Monday’s game. The Vikings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Saints are 4-9 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Saints are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 home games. The Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 5. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 8-0 in the Vikings last 8 games in Week 5. The Under is 8-2 in the Vikings last 10 Monday games. The Over is 7-3 in the Vikings last 10 games on field turf.
SBG Global Current Line: Saints – 3 , Total 46.5
The Over is 8-0-1 in the Saints last 9 games on field turf. The Over is 6-0-1 in the Saints last 7 home games. The Over is 8-0-1 in the Saints last 9 games overall. The Over is 14-3-1 in the Saints last 18 vs. the NFC. The Over is 5-2 in the Saints last 7 games in October. The Over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.
Pick Vikes 3 out of 5 units