Bet the New Orleans Saints vs. Vikings Week 8 2018, Predictions, Latest Odds

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Ean Lamb
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The New Orleans Saints come in as a PICK'EM at Minnesota.  The Saints are 5-1 Straight Up with a 4-2 record Against The Spread.

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What to Bet

Saints pay $85 for every $10 bet or $850 for every $100 bet to win the 2019 Super Bowl


The Saints So Far This Season

The Saints stay planted in the cleanup spot, with their head coach's stamp all over Sunday's win. Think of Sean Payton calling a successful fake punt on the opening drive. Exhibit B of Payton's panache: Up 21-17 with three minutes to go on first-and-10, a situation in which nearly every team in the league would turn conservative, Brees threw a back-shoulder fade deep downfield to undrafted TE3 Dan Arnold. How about going for it on fourth-and-1, when New Orleans was trailing by three in the fourth quarter and already in field-goal range? (That's not to mention calling for Brees on a quarterback leap over the top.) Then, on the next play, Payton called for a run on a pitch play to his other quarterback, Taysom Hill. That went for 11 yards. Again, protecting a narrow lead with only 2:15 left and the opponent holding a timeout, 90 percent of the coaches in the league would have called a running play on third-and-3, hoping for a 3-yard gain to force the other head coach to burn his last timeout. Payton called for his quarterback to roll out and go for the first down through the air. New Orleans didn't get it, but you get the point.

The Saints 2018-2019 Odds

They are pricey at -333 to win the NFC South so you should have locked them in a few weeks ago when their payout odds were more attractive.  But what about winning the 2019 Super Bowl with a payout of $85 for every $10 bet?

Line Movement and Public Backing

The line has gone from Vikings -2.5 to Saints -1.5. Minnesota was seeing 61% of the action on the spread as a +1 home dog.

Saints vs. Vikings Betting Trends, Predictions

The home team has gone 3-0 since 2014 in this series.

AthlonSports says this will be a close one:

The Saints return to the site where last season began and ended for them. Sean Payton and his players have downplayed any notion of revenge against the Vikings. Has his team completely moved past being one miraculous play away from the NFC Championship Game?

The Vikings have righted their ship after a 1-2-1 start. They have reverted to their mode of operation from the mid-80s through the early '90s: a quarterback firing the ball to speedy receivers to offset a mediocre running game complemented with a fierce pass rush on defense. Those teams bedeviled the Saints too.
Prediction: Vikings 31, Saints 30

- Ean Lamb,

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