It seems like only a matter of time before the NFL expands and adds a team from another country. There have been talks about a team from Canada or the UK making it into the league, although the logistics of the latter might be tough to put together. Still, the league continues to cross borders and put on games, with the first trip to London, England coming this weekend. The Vikings and Saints will be across the pond playing in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the game set to go off at 9:30 AM EST. The Vikings will be looking to stay atop the NFC North with the win, while the Saints are trying to snap out of an early slump that has seen them lose their last 2 games. It is the Vikings who are in as a modest 3-point favorite for this one, with the point total set at 43 ½. Let’s break this game down and make some predictions as we go. Let’s see how both teams arrive to this Vikings versus Saints matchup so you can bet against their NFL Odds.
NFL Week 4 Betting Preview for Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints | Overseas Match
Minnesota versus New Orleans Game info:
- When: Sunday, Oct 2 at 9:30 AM EST
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- TV: NFL Network
Why bet on the Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are off to a 2-1 start that has them sitting atop the North, courtesy of their opening week win over the Green Bay Packers. While they are picking up wins, you do have to say that they have not really clicked on the offensive side of the football just yet. Whether that is an early season blip or a sign of things to come remains to be seen, but as it stands at the moment, it has to be cause for concern. As they grind out wins, the Vikings have not been a particularly good bet against the spread, covering in just 2 of their last 6 games. They are also 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings with the Saints. All of the trends for the Vikings point to the OVER in this game, but their lack of offense through the opening 3 weeks might flip those trends on their head. The UNDER has hit in 2 of their 3 games this season.
Why bet on the New Orleans Saints
The Saints are having similar issues to the Vikings in that their offense is not delivering the goods through the opening 3 weeks. They did enough to sneak past the Falcons in Week 1, but it has been downhill since then, with the Saints coming into this game on the heels of back-to-back losses. In those 2 losses, they averaged just 12 PPG, so it’s easy to see where their problems lie at the moment. While the Saints are just 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games, there are some reasons to like them here. They are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 played in the month of October and have covered in 6 of their last 7 games played in Week 4. The UNDER has been the way to play the Saints of late, with 8 of their last 10 games going that route.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think the easy bet here is to play the UNDER, especially when you consider current form and the intangibles that come with making the trip to London. I think the Vikings eke out the win in a tight one.
NFL Betting Pick: Minnesota Vikings 21 New Orleans Saints 17