The two highest scoring teams in the NFL meet on Sunday in the NFC Championship Odds game with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. It is a matchup of high profile quarterbacks with Brett Favre leading Minnesota while Drew Brees leads the Saints. Favre threw three TD passes last week in the win over Dallas while Brees had three in the Saints win over Arizona. Both teams have a number of offensive weapons so this should be an entertaining game on Sunday night.
New Orleans is a 3.5 point favorite with a total of 53 at SBG Global.
New Orleans got a big game last week from Reggie Bush and he could be a factor this week against Minnesota. Last year Bush had two punt returns for touchdowns against the Vikings. The Saints may need Bush to have another big game since Minnesota has even more weapons. The Vikings have Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice to go along with Offense Rookie of the Year Percy Harvin, superstar running back Adrian Peterson and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. The New Orleans defense was not very good this season, ranking 25th in the NFL so they could have trouble containing Minnesota. The one positive on defense for New Orleans was the play of safety Darren Sharper who tied for the league lead with nine interceptions.
“I think Darren, I played with him numerous years, and he’s one of those guys that is very instinctive,” Favre said. “I see Darren and he looks physically as good as he’s ever looked. But his instincts, those are the things you can’t coach.”
Minnesota’s defense could be more prepared to handle the New Orleans offense since the Vikings led the league with 48 sacks. They will try and pressure Brees into making mistakes in this nfl betting game. One concern for Minnesota is the health of Ray Edwards who was injured last week.
The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog.
The Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January.
The Over is 8-2 in the Vikings last 10 games as a road underdog. The Under is 7-2 in the Vikings last 9 games overall. The Under is 7-2-1 in the Vikings last 10 games in January. The Under is 6-2 in the Vikings last 8 vs. the NFC.
The Under is 4-1 in the Saints last 5 games overall.