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Vikings vs Saints Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 4 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct 2)

Larry Rupp
Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 4 game.
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Vikings vs Saints Week 4 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 4
Minnesota Vikings (2-1) vs. New Orleans Saints (1-2)
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — London, England
Coverage: NFL Network

London is in for a treat as the NFL goes overseas with a battle between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints in Week 4. The Vikings rebounded from a tough Week 2 loss with a comeback win over the Detroit Lions in Week 3, thanks in large part to Dalvin Cook and their rushing attack (5.2 yards per carry).

Meanwhile, New Orleans committed one costly turnover after another in a disappointing Week 3 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Saints now lead the NFL with 9 giveaways and have quarterback Jameis Winston playing through a lingering back injury. Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry also left Week 3 early with injuries, potentially leaving New Orleans shorthanded for this matchup across the pond.

Vikings vs Saints Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIN: (-200) | NO: (+168)
Spread: MIN: -4.5 (-105) | NO: +4.5 (-115)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

Updated (Sunday, Oct. 2, 9:15 a.m. EST): The line has shifted from 2.5 to 4.5 points in Minnesota's favor on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds following a wave of injuries for New Orleans this week, including the Sunday morning revelation that Alvin Kamara will not play. The total has dropped as well from 44.5 to 41.5, which is tied for the second-lowest on Sunday's slate.

Vikings vs Saints Prediction & Pick

The last time these two teams met, Saints running back Alvin Kamara went wild for a whopping 6 rushing touchdowns in a 52-33 victory on Christmas Day in 2020. He's unavailable this week, however, as are several of his teammates including Michael Thomas..

New Orleans simply isn't healthy and that is going to play a huge role in this game, especially given the extra travel and early start time. Look for the Saints' offensive inconsistency to result in another loss on Sunday.

Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 24 | Saints: 17

Vikings vs Saints Betting Trends

- Minnesota is 3-6 straight up in its last nine games against New Orleans.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Minnesota's last 11 games.
- New Orleans is 15-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 games in October.
- The total has hit the over in nine of New Orleans' last 13 games against Minnesota.

Vikings vs Saints Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Vikings have the firepower to pull away in the second half of this matchup, but they are going to have to work hard to do that. The Saints' defense has only allowed 1 touchdown over the last six quarters and is holding opponents to a third down conversion percentage of 31.8% (No. 7 in NFL).

Combine the Saints' injuries on offense with their stellar defense and this game lines up as a low-scoring competition. The under has hit in eight of New Orleans' last 10 games and Kirk Cousins struggles under pressure, making points harder to come by here.

Bet: Under 41.5 Points (-105)

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