New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings - 10/28/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Saints (5-1) at Minnesota Vikings (4-2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 8:20 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Saints will visit the Minnesota Vikings up at US Bank Stadium on the NFL’s “Sunday Night Football” this week.
The Saints enter this game with a 5-1 record so far. New Orleans’ lone loss came to the Buccaneers in Week 1, and since they’ve taken out the Browns, Falcons, Giants, Redskins and Ravens.
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In the Baltimore game, Saints QB Drew Brees put up 212 yards with two touchdowns, and Alvin Kamara led the rush on 64 yards and a TD. Michael Thomas was the top receiver on 69 yards and a score from seven catches.
Over on the Vikings’ side, they’re sitting at 4-2-1 this year. The tie came against the Packers, and Minnesota has fallen to the Bills and Rams so far. In the win column were games versus the 49ers, Eagles, Cardinals and Jets.
In the Jets game, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins logged 241 yards and two scores, and Latavius Murray put up 69 yards and two TDs on the ground. Adam Thielen logged 110 yards and a TD from nine catches to lead the receivers (again).
The Saints are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five in Week 8 and 4-0 ATS in their last four overall. New Orleans is also 21-5 ATS in their last 26 in October and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the NFC.
Meanwhile, the Vikings are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six in October and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five against the NFC. Minnesota is 46-21-1 ATS in their last 68 overall and 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 home games.
There’s not a whole lot to dislike about the Saints right now. Even though a few of their games have been nail-biters, they’re still getting the job done and can score almost at will during many situations.
As for the Vikes, they’re coming off a nice win over the Jets, and seem to have found their rhythm after a few games of “blah” football.
Still, the line isn’t quite thin enough to scare me off the Saints, so I’m going with NO.