Minnesota vs New Orleans Picks

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Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints Recap for October 2nd, 2022, 9:30AM ET

Minnesota is playing New Orleans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium stadium on Sunday, 10/2/2022 @ 9:30am EST. Minnesota -1 was the opening favorite and line hasn't moved.

Minnesota Vikings -1 Minnesota Vikings have lost five of their last seven games away from home. Kirk Cousins is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 758 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions. Jefferson and Thielen have combined for 395 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Osborn has ten receptions. With 203 yards and a touchdown, Dalvin Cook leads the Minnesota Vikings' ground game with 103.7 yards per contest. On defense, Minnesota allows 18.3 points and 413.3 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 31 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 2 sacks, and Harrison Smith has an interception.

With a win on Sunday morning, the Vikings hope to become the first NFL team to win three games in London. Here's a look at the Vikings by the numbers so far this season. The Vikings rank 16th in scoring offense and 19th in total offense. Through three weeks, Minnesota ranks 19th in rushing offense and 15th in passing defense. Minnesota ranks 10th in scoring defense, but just 31st in total defense. The Vikings rank 24th for running defense and 29th for passing defense. In terms of turnover differential, Minnesota ranks 13th.

Key Injuries: Outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (knee) and cornerback Andrew Booth, Jr., (quadriceps) did not participate in Thursday's practice but Dalvin Cook (shoulder), fullback C.J. Ham (foot), linebacker Eric Kendricks (toe) and safety Harrison Smith (concussion) are all back and active prior to Sunday's game.

New Orleans Saints +1 The New Orleans Saints have won four of their last five non-home games. Jameis Winston has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 858 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions. Michael Thomas and Chris Olave have combined for 439 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Jarvis Landry has 13 receptions. On 24 carries, Alvin Kamara has 100 yards for the New Orleans Saints' ground game, averaging 111.7 yards per game. New Orleans allows 22.7 points and 323 yards per game on defense. The New Orleans Saints are led by Pete Werner with 32 tackles, Cameron Jordan with 1 sack and Bradley Roby with 2 pass deflections.

The New Orleans Saints flew to London banged up and under .500 after a tough, physical match in Carolina on Sunday afternoon. As Winston continues to struggle with an old nemesis, the turnover, he completed 25-of-41 passes for 353 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions as well. WR Chris Olave had a breakout game with nine catches for 147 yards, but the Saints had a number of injuries in the 22-14 loss, including Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Tre'Quan Smith.

After trailing by 13 points entering the final fifteen minutes, New Orleans scored all their points in the fourth quarter. In addition to 426 yards of total offense, New Orleans also had 19 first downs, while the Panthers had just 293 yards. Their penalties, special teams and turnovers led to seven penalties, three turnovers and a blocked kick in the disheartening loss for the Saints.

It is also important to note that the Saints are 2-0 in London games this season, so something must give on Sunday. Here are the Saints' numbers on both sides of the ball. On offense, the Saints rank 22nd in scoring offense and 8th in total offense. They rank 16th rushing the ball and 8th throwing it. The Saints rank 18th in total defense and 12th in scoring defense. The Saints rank 26th against the run and fifth against the pass.

New Orleans Injuries: WR Michael Thomas (foot) and QB Winston (back) have already been ruled out, and WR Landry (ankle) did not practice midweek and may very well be a game-time decision. Andy Dalton is expected to start in place of Winston.

Prediction: As long as a team takes away Jefferson from the Vikings offense, it may have taken a turn for the worse. On Sunday morning, I expect that the Saints will line up All-Pro corner Marshon Lattimore on Jefferson and leave a safety in front of him. As well as having a much healthier Cook out of the backfield, Cousins will be able to utilize his tight end Irv Smith Jr., now that he can work on the other side of the field. The Vikings are also much healthier on the defensive side of the ball with Kendricks and Harrison Smith ready to go. The Saints, on the other hand, arrive at this matchup as banged up as any team in the NFL, particularly in key areas. As Andy Dalton has historically been more comfortable as a check-down quarterback, this might result in fewer turnovers, but it will also mean a much more methodical approach to the offense. Because Thomas will be out and Landry might also be out, Dalton will have less to work with. Olave will get the Vikings' attention. I expect the Vikings to play up and force Dalton to take shots down the field. I expect the Saints to counter with their ground attack and likely a series of plays designed for Taysom Hill. I expect the Vikings to play up and force Dalton to take shots down the field.

Picks & predictions for Minnesota vs New Orleans:

  • Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be MIN 21.25, NO 23.25.
  • 62% of SportsJaw users predict Minnesota Vikings to cover.
  • OddsShark's prediction is
  • 52% on Covers pick New York -1.
  • SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Vikings 23 to Saints 24.

Minnesota is ranked #30 in offense, #1 in defense and are ( ATS) in their games. New Orleans Saints are #19 for offense, #23 for defense and ( ATS) . Minnesota went 2-1 (2-1 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against New Orleans.

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The Vikings' offensive threat was on display in last week's win against Detroit Lions after scoring 14 points in quarter 4. This is a side that has an exemplary record of 10-1-1 ATS in the last 12 fixtures the side has played on turf. Meanwhile, the Saints have covered the spread only twice in their last 9 fixtures on turf. New Orleans also has some key players doubtful for this fixture. Wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Micahel Thomas are set to miss out for the Saints and this leaves the Vikings favorites to win and cover the spread.

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New Orleans dealing with a host of injuries with Thomas out and Jameis likely out. Andy Dalton expected to start and while the Red Rifle is a serviceable backup, this offense won't be the same, especially w/o Michael Thomas on the field to give him some help. And beyond the injuries I'm a believer in what Minny is doing on both sides of the ball right now. Linear pick here but I like the Vikings -2.5 and suspect this line will go to -3 before kick, so lock it up now. BOL!

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The Saints have scored just 24 points over the last two weeks look for the trouble to continue against Minnesota and they won't have problem putting points on the board!

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After hearing the Saints injury news, Michael Thomas is out, and Jameis Winston probably won't play, I'm all over the Vikings -3. Minnesota's defense should be able to load the box and dare Andy Dalton to beat them with his arm. Their own offense will get enough chances to flip field position, and wear out a solid Saints defense. Take the Vikings -3.

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Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Vikings 22 to Saints 24.

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