NFL Picks: Vikings at Saints Monday Night Preview & Odds Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Monday, 06 October 2008 06:00
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The Monday night matchup pits Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Oddsmakers have made the Saints 3-point home favorites.

Bet the Vikings at Saints

Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET ESPN, Monday

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established New Orleans as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: 46.5

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 77% of bettors favor the Saints –3 against the Vikings.

Top Trends for this game:

NEW ORLEANS is 39-60 ATS (-27.0 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1992.

NEW ORLEANS is 16-35 ATS (-22.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1992.

NEW ORLEANS is 52-77 ATS (-32.7 Units) in home games since 1992.

NEW ORLEANS is 52-77 ATS (-32.7 Units) in home lined games since 1992.

Key Player Injuries:

MINNESOTA

[DE] Jayme Mitchell IR - Knee - 08/09/08

[LB] Vinny Ciurciu left last game, "?" - Knee - 09/22/08

[S] Madieu Williams is expected to miss 6 weeks. - Neck - 08/15/08

[DT] Kenderick Allen IR - Wrist - 08/19/08

[LB] Heath Farwell IR - Knee - 08/11/08

[WR] Sidney Rice missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

[OT] Bryant McKinnie expected to miss 4 games. - Suspension - 08/14/08

[DE] Kenechi Udeze expected to miss entire season - Illness - 08/16/08

NEW ORLEANS

[DB] Aaron Glenn missed last game %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

[TE] Mark Campbell missed last game, "?" - Hamstring - 09/22/08

[RB] Aaron Stecker missed last game %27?%27 - Hamstring - 09/21/08

[OT] Jammal Brown left last game, "?" - Hip - 09/22/08

[CB] Randall Gay left last game, "?" - Hamstring - 09/22/08

[WR] David Patten left last game, "?" - Groin - 09/22/08

[DT] Antwan Lake missed last game %27?%27 - Groin - 09/21/08

[WR] Marques Colston expected to miss 4-6 weeks - Thumb - 09/10/08

[OG] Jamar Nesbit has been suspended for 4 games - Suspension - 09/23/08

[LB] Scott Fujita missed last game is %27?%27 - Knee - 09/22/08

[TE] Jeremy Shockey expected to miss 3-6 weeks. - Hernia - 09/22/08

[LB] Mark Simoneau IR - Back - 09/12/08

Prediction:

The Saints are coming off an impressive home victory over the San Francisco 49ers while the Vikings struggled to generate any kind of offense in their loss at Tennessee. But the Saints are banged up right now and are missing a couple of key offensive weapons in Marcus Colston and Jeremy Shockey. That should help a Minnesota secondary that has been lit up through the air this season. The Vikes will try to take away Reggie Bush and the running game while also attempting to not fall behind early as the Niners did last week. That opens the door for New Orleans’s passing attack, so it’s vital that the Vikings keep things close to make a run in the fourth quarter. We think Minnesota will hang, but probably not come away with a victory. We predict the Saints over the Vikings 28-27.

Bet the Vikings at Saints

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