Minnesota vs New Orleans
Minnesota +137 over New Orleans

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Minnesota +137 over New Orleans

1:00 pm EST. The Saints have yet to really impress us, and they’re 2-7 ATS mark so far this season speaks to how disappointing they’ve been. Last week was yet another example. The Saints couldn’t cover the closing line (-8.5), even with the Bears giving them about 100 chances to do so. Tyson Bagent and a shaky Bears’ offense turned the ball over on 5 different occasions and the visiting Bears committed 9 penalties. Yet the Saints let them hang around within one-score of a tie all game. Then a late turnover on downs, a missed field goal– we could go on and on, but Week 9 was a microcosm of a very shaky New Orleans’ season. It hasn’t been pretty.

On the other side, there are nothing but positive sentiments surrounding the Minnesota Vikings right now. In storybook fashion, just days after getting traded, Josh Dobbs took over as the Vikings’ starter last Sunday at Atlanta and somehow found a way to win. Dobbs stepped in at the start of the second quarter, getting sacked for a safety in his own end zone within seconds, and immediately Minnesota’s chances of winning felt thin. Don’t tell that to Dobbs, though. Proving his merit with Arizona by fighting hard and making a hapless Cardinals’ offense competitive in so many games this season, Dobbs found a rhythm against the Falcons and led his new offense to 28 points in three quarters. He also engineered scores on three out of four of his final drives. Head coach Kevin O’Connell may have found a secret weapon in Dobbs, who threw 20-30 for 158 yards and ran for another 66 yards for 3 total touchdowns on Sunday in his VIkings’ debut. We don’t hate that the journeyman QB is a rocket-scientist, either. He should own the Minnesota playbook on a different level this weekend.

That Vikings’ momentum is the kind of thing that can work wonders in pro-sports. Amazingly, Minnesota would actually make the playoffs if they started today, and they have Josh Dobbs to thank after last Sunday’s improbable win. With a renewed sense of energy and playing against a team we simply can’t trust, we see plenty of value on a feisty home dog.



Our Pick

Minnesota +137 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.74)

New England +218 over Pittsburgh