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Vikings vs. Saints Sharp Betting Pick: Late Money Driving Significant Wild Card Odds Movement

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  • Late money has driven the Vikings vs. Saints spread into uncharted territory.
  • We analyze how action from respected bettors is forcing oddsmakers to make major adjustments to this line as kickoff approaches (1:05 p.m. ET).

Betting activity for today’s Vikings vs. Saints wild-card matchup remained relatively quiet throughout the week, as the spread bounced between New Orleans -7.5 and -8 a handful of times.

At the time of writing, 64% of bettors are laying the points with the Saints, indicating that public bettors expect Kirk Cousins to once again struggle in a high-profile matchup against a quality opponent.


Odds as of Sunday at 11:45 a.m. ET. Check out FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet of up to $500.


Until Sunday morning, sharps had yet to make their opinions known regarding this spread, but that all changed when an influx of professional money flooded the market at around 11:30 a.m. ET, forcing oddsmakers to make a major adjustment to the Vikings vs. Saints line.

Vikings vs. Saints Sharp Betting Pick

As mentioned, the majority of spread bets are on the Saints and so is actual money — 65% of dollars are backing Sean Payton’s team.

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