Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Early Spread and Betting Trends December 25, 2020

Written by on December 22, 2020

The New Orleans Saints (10-4) are one-touchdown favorites on Friday, December 25, 2020 against the Minnesota Vikings (6-8). An over/under of 52.0 is set for the contest.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, December 25, 2020
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX/NFL
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Place a bet on the Saints or the Vikings in their Week 16 matchup.

Betting Information

Saints vs Vikings Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Saints -7.0 -105 -115 52.0 -110 -110 -320 260

Saints Betting Insights

  • New Orleans has put together a 7-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Saints are just 2-3 ATS when favored by at least 7.0 points.
  • Most of New Orleans’ games this year — nine out of 14 — have hit the over (64.3%).
  • The Saints average points scored this season (28.4) and the Vikings points allowed (27.7) are within 0.7 points of each other.
  • In games where New Orleans score at least 28.4 points this season, they are 5-2 overall and 4-3 against the spread.
  • When the Minnesota defense allows 27.7 points or fewer this year, the Vikings have put together a 6-2 overall record and a 5-3 record against the spread.
Bet on the Saints to win the Super Bowl.

Vikings Betting Insights

  • Minnesota has a losing 6-8 record against the spread.
  • The Vikings have a losing ATS record of 0-2 when playing as at least 7.0-point underdogs.
  • 9 Minnesota’s 14 games this year have gone over the point total (64.3% of its opportunities).
  • The Vikings, on average, score 4.5 more points per game this season (25.7) than the Saints allow (21.2).
  • Minnesota is 5-5 overall and 5-5 against the spread when they score at least 25.7 points this season.
  • New Orleans is 5-0 overall and 5-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 21.2 points.
Bet on the Vikings to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Saints vs Vikings
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Saints (-7) Under (52) Saints 33 Vikings 19

Total Facts

  • The Saints and their opponents have totaled at least 52.0 points — this matchup’s over/under — in six of 14 opportunities (42.9%) this year.
  • In nine of 14 opportunities (64.3%) this season, Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 52.0 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.1 more points per game (54.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 52.0 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.1 less points per game (48.9) than this game’s over/under of 52.0 points.
  • The average total the Saints have had set in games this season is 2.4 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Vikings this season is 1.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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Saints vs Vikings: Last 5 Meetings

In the past five meetings between these two teams, New Orleans holds a 4-1 advantage over Minnesota. New Orleans outscored Minnesota 125-87 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Saints vs Vikings: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
10/28/2018 Vikings 423-270 MIN 30-20 NO
9/11/2017 Vikings 470-344 MIN 29-19 MIN
9/21/2014 Saints 396-247 NO 20-9 NO
12/18/2011 Vikings 42-20 NO
9/9/2010 Saints 308-253 NO 14-9 NO

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • The Saints have averaged a total of 47.7 combined points in their last three games, 4.3 less than this game’s total of 52.0.
  • New Orleans has gone 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall over their last three games.
  • The over has been kind to New Orleans. They have gone over the total two times in their last three contests.
  • The Vikings have averaged a total of 50.3 combined points in their last three games, 1.7 less than this game’s over/under of 52.0.
  • Minnesota has struggled to cover recently, going 0-3 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over the last three contests.
  • Minnesota has finished under the total one time in the last three contests.

Injury Report

Saints: CB Patrick Robinson: Out (Hamstring), DB Johnson Bademosi: Out (Undisclosed), WR Bennie Fowler: Out (Shoulder), QB Jameis Winston: Out (Illness), DT Malcom Brown: Questionable (Shoulder), OL Nick Easton: Questionable (Concussion), DE Noah Spence: Out (Knee), WR Michael Thomas: Out (Ankle), SS Marcus Williams: Questionable (Undisclosed), DE Trey Hendrickson: Questionable (Shoulder), WR Tre’Quan Smith: Questionable (Ankle), WR Deonte Harris: Out (Neck), DT Jalen Dalton: Out (Tricep), WR Marquez Callaway: Out (Knee), P Blake Gillikin: Out (Back)

Vikings: TE Kyle Rudolph: Questionable (Foot), SS George Iloka: Out (Acl), OLB Anthony Barr: Out (Pectoral), ILB Eric Kendricks: Questionable (Calf), DE Danielle Hunter: Out (Back), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo: Questionable (Ankle), CB Mike Hughes: Out (Neck), ILB Cameron Smith: Out (Heart), CB Kris Boyd: Out (Shoulder), DE Kenny Willekes: Out (Leg), LB Troy Dye: Questionable (Concussion), S Myles Dorn: Out (Undisclosed)

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