New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings - 1/5/20 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:05 PM (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
NO -8 Total 47.5
On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings visit Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to play the New Orleans Saints in an NFC wildcard game. The Vikings ended the regular season 10-6 following a 21-19 loss at home to the Chicago Bears. Minnesota was locked into its playoff seed and did not play most of its regulars as Sean Mannion threw for 126 yards and two interceptions in the loss.
Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,603 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Dalvin Cook leads all Minnesota rushers with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns. The leading receiver is Stefon Diggs with 1,130 yards and six touchdowns. Erik Kendricks leads Minnesota in tackles with 110.
New Orleans improved to 13-3 following its 42-10 rout of Carolina. The Saints blew the game wide open in the first half leading 14-0 after one quarter and 35-3 at the half. Drew Brees threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns while Latavius Murray rushed for 61 yards. The Saints had 25 first downs to 16 by Carolina.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has 2,979 yards passing, 27 touchdowns and four interceptions. The leading rusher for New Orleans is Alvin Kamara with 797 yards and five touchdowns. Michael Thomas leads all Saints receivers with 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns. The leading tackler for the Saints is Demario Davis with 111.
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 in the postseason on the road
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Vikings last 8
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Saints last 5 versus an opponent from the NFC
New Orleans has an explosive offense with Drew Brees at the helm. Wide receiver Michael Thomas led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,725 yards. Alvin Kamara is as dangerous catching the ball out of the backfield as rushing the ball. The Saints defense is not as strong as that of the Vikings but will be good enough to bend and not break against the Kirk Cousins led offense of the Vikings. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Saints win and cover ATS 31-17