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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tags:  Afc   Gambling   Money Line   Nfc   NFL   Odds  

Minnesota VikingsNew Orleans SaintsThe Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Louisiana Superdome.

Oddsmakers currently have the Saints listed as 3-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the game’s total is sitting at 46½.

The Vikings lost to Tennessee 30-17 as a 3-point underdog in Week 4. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (36).

Gus Frerotte passed for 266 yards with an interception for Minnesota, while Adrian Peterson rushed for 80 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns.

The Saints defeated San Francisco 31-17 as a 7-point favorite in Week 4. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (48.5).

Drew Brees passed for 363 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for New Orleans, while Lance Moore caught seven passes for 101 yards with two touchdowns in the win.


 

 

 

Team records:
Minnesota: 1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS
New Orleans: 2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS

Minnesota most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

New Orleans most recently:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games when playing New Orleans
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans’s last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’s last 8 games when playing Minnesota
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, October 12
New Orleans home to Oakland, Sunday, October 12

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