The Saints vs Vikings game is the first London NFL game this season. The New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Also, the former is the small underdog according to sportsbook pay per head sources.
Based on bookie PPH reports, the Saints scored 24 points in their last two games, resulting in losses. Also, they won their first game against the Falcons 27-26. However, they failed to cover the spread as the 5.5-point favorite.
Saints vs Vikings Betting Picks
Since this line was first released, Minnesota has changed significantly from a small underdog to a 2.5-point favorite in early betting action. Even though quarterback Jameis Winston has two touchdowns and five interceptions in the past two games, head coach Dennis Allen has decided to keep him as the starter despite the team’s offensive woes.
Last week, Minnesota overcame deficits of 14-0 and 24-14 to defeat the Detroit Lions 28-24. However, they could not cover the spread as a 6.5-point home favorite. The offenses typically encounter difficulties due to travel and time adjustment, which is why the total has decreased to 44 from 46.5.
According to Bookie Intelligence sources, the Vikings could have easily lost to the Lions last week, especially since Dalvin Cook, the team’s running back, hurt his shoulder.
Even though Cook’s status for this game is unknown, Minnesota has a strong backup in Alexander Mattison and several receivers who can step in.
In place of All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson, quarterback Kirk Cousins found Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn, who combined for 11 catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Jefferson faced double coverage throughout the game.
The Vikings should benefit from this depth, but their lack of success away from home (1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games) could be a problem.
Game time: 10/02/22 at 9:30 AM ET
Bet on the Saints at +2.5
The Saints will cover the spread as the favorites going into the match. However, Winston is a vital part of the plan and needs to connect with Chris Olave more to win against Minnesota.