Sports Betting Vikings at Saints Odds NFL Football

September 9th, 2010 by

vikings saints If you’re a visiting team in the NFL betting odds competition there is no worse a venue to play than the Louisiana Super Dome. For the city of New Orleans, the Saints are more than just a football team, they’re a symbol of hope and cherished member of the community and its evident whenever this team plays a home game.

The Super Dome is generally stuffed to the gills with tens of thousands of ranting and raving Saints fans. New Orleans’ 12th man is often as a big factor on the outcomes of games as the 11 players on the field and you can be sure that the crowd will be all jacked up for the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 7:05 Eastern Time and sbg global sportsbook opened with the Redskins as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 38.5.

The Big Easy’s beloved Saints are a team with a target on their back this season after winning the Super Bowl last season and the team that all others will measure themselves against entering the 2010 action.

And despite returning most of all the key pieces from the championship team it won’t be easy to repeat as champ. In fact, it will be almost impossible. Since the free agency era begin in football teams run roughly a 10% chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions. It simply doesn’t happen.

The Saints will get a first-hand taste of this when they host the Vikings, one of the favorites in the preseason sports betting lines to win the 2010 Super Bowl. The Vikings won’t be at full speed as top WR Sidney Rice is out and Brett Favre –judging by his preseason performance- is nowhere near game shape.

However, as this is the first game for both teams there will be rust on both sides of the ball. In these early season games the defense tends to outplay the offense and the Vikings have one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Saints on the other hand have an average unit at best and are especially vulnerable against the run.

That’s good news for a Vikings squad boasting RB Adrian Peterson (1,383 yards, 18 TDs) and they will try and ride their all pro RB to an NFL gambling victory.

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