NFL Picks: Week 10 Saints vs Vikings


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In an eagerly anticipated Week 10 NFL showdown, the New Orleans Saints are set to visit the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium for a Sunday afternoon game that holds significant interest for bettors.


Spread: Saints -2.5 (-119), Vikings +2.5 (-101) 

Moneyline: Saints -145, Vikings +125 

Total: O 41 (-110), U 41 (-110) 


New Orleans Saints

NFL Team New Orleans SaintsThe Saints are entering the game with positive momentum, having secured back-to-back wins, including a 24-17 victory over the Chicago Bears. With Derek Carr at the helm, boasting over 2,000 passing yards and a 65.5% completion rate, the Saints’ air attack is formidable. Alvin Kamara remains a dual-threat with his team-leading rushing yards and Taysom Hill’s knack for finding the end zone adds versatility to their ground game. Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed have emerged as reliable receiving options, with Shaheed leading in touchdowns. On defense, Demario Davis anchors the team with his impressive total tackles and sack count, while Paulson Adebo’s interceptions highlight a defense that leads the NFL in that category. However, the Saints have shown vulnerability as favorites against NFC opponents, both in Week 10 matchups and in covering the spread.


Minnesota Vikings

NFL Team Minnesota VikingsThe Vikings, on the other hand, are on a winning streak, looking to extend their success to a fifth consecutive game following a tight win over the Atlanta Falcons. Josh Dobbs stepped up impressively in his Vikings debut, and with Alexander Mattison commanding the running game, the offense has been effective. Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson continue to be key contributors in the passing game, while Jordan Addison’s standout touchdown tally can’t be ignored. Defensively, the Vikings are solid with Camryn Bynum and Jordan Hicks leading in tackles, and Danielle Hunter’s sack numbers stand out. Historically, the Vikings have a strong record as underdogs in Week 10 games and have been successful at covering the spread.



For bettors, this match poses an interesting dynamic. The Saints, with their interception prowess and offensive weapons, have the potential to control the game. However, their struggles in recent seasons during Week 10 and against NFC foes could be concerning. The Vikings, although faced with uncertainty at the quarterback position, have shown resilience and an ability to capitalize on turnovers.

Given the Saints’ inconsistencies and the Vikings’ recent form, along with Dobbs’ promising start, the prediction leans toward Minnesota securing a win at home. Bettors may find value in backing the Vikings on BUSR NFL Odds, especially considering their strong track record in Week 10 games and their capability to force turnovers, which could be pivotal in a matchup like this.