Drew Brees - Dalvin Cook

  • The New Orleans Saints are listed at -300 on the moneyline against the Minnesota Vikings who have +250 odds.
  • The O/U for the Vikings-Saints game is set at 52 points.
  • The Saints are favored to beat the Vikings by seven points in their Christmas Day showdown.

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day in what will be a rematch of last year’s NFC Wild Card matchup. This is a crucial game for both teams as the Saints need a win to remain in the hunt for the #1 seed in the NFC and to hold off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South race.

Meanwhile, the Vikings are looking for a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Both teams come into this game having lost in Week 15 and the Saints need to put an end to their two-game losing streak before the postseason begins. Those looking to bet on this matchup during the holiday won’t even have to leave their house if they’re taking their bets to legal sports betting sites.

Vikings-Saints Betting ATS:

  • Minnesota Vikings Record ATS: 6-8
  • New Orleans Saints Record ATS: 7-6-1

The spread for the Vikings-Saints matchup is seven points with the Saints being favored to record their tenth win of the season. Neither the Vikings nor the Saints have been great ATS this season but if looking to bet the spread as opposed to the moneyline take the Saints to cover because the Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last five games.

The Vikings have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL and are in the midst of their latest slump.

The Saints have been better ATS recently as they’re 5-1-1 in their last seven games. They’re favored to win this game be a touchdown and should be able to cover the spread while also putting their recent struggles against the Vikings behind them.

The Saints did get Drew Brees back in Week 15 and he looked good against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and he should have no problems picking apart a Vikings defense that has

Vikings vs. Saints Moneyline Odds:

  • Minnesota Vikings (+250)
  • New Orleans Saints (-300)

The Minnesota Vikings have had success recently against the Saints as they have won three of their last four games (including playoffs) SU against New Orleans. The Vikings +250 moneyline odds are very good value for anyone wanting to bet on the Vikings pulling off an upset without having to worry about points.

The Vikings are also on a two-game losing streak of their own and facing New Orleans won’t ease the pressure of the team playoff hopes.

The Saints -300 SU odds aren’t bad but the moneyline likely provides a much better return with a little bit more risk involved. Nonetheless, this is a game that the Saints should win as they start to prepare for the postseason.

The two-game losing streak is a bit worrying for the Saints, but they’re primed to rebound with a win against the Vikings on Christmas. Taking the -300 odds at NFL betting sites is expensive but the chances the Saints win are certainly behind them.

Vikings-Saints O/U – 52

The Saints and Vikings have offenses that can score points in many kinds of ways. The Saints average 28.4 points per game while the Vikings come in at 25.7.

New Orleans will do most of the scoring in this game because the Vikings defense surrenders the eighth-most points in the NFL.

The 52-point total for this matchup is likely headed over.

Both teams are no strangers to the Over this season as the Vikings have seen the total go over in nine of their 14 games this year. The Saints have the over hit in nine of their games played this season as well.

The Saints defense won’t have too many problems containing the Vikings’ offense, but Dalvin Cook remains a threat to change the game on any snap. Take the Over here as the Saints and Vikings scoring a lot of points is the best Christmas Day bet to make.

Get the Vikings-Saints Christmas Day bets in before kickoff, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST on FOX.

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