Minnesota’s rookie quarterback Joshua Dobbs made a strong debut, leading the Vikings to a comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Although he is expected to start in Week 10, there are concerns about whether he can replicate his performance.
Online bookmakers are not optimistic about Dobbs’ chances against the New Orleans Saints. It’s not just due to their lack of faith in Dobbs, but also because of the trust they have in the Saints’ defense, which currently ranks seventh in the league.
The odds for the Week 10 matchup between the Saints and the Vikings are as follows:
– New Orleans Saints -2.5 (-115)
– Minnesota Vikings +2.5 (-105)
– New Orleans Saints (-140)
– Minnesota Vikings (+120)
– Over 41.5 (-159)
– Under 41.5 (+140)
The game is set to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET. It will be broadcasted on Fox.
The New Orleans Saints currently hold a 5-4 record for the season. While they have performed well against tough opponents such as the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans, they have also suffered losses against underdogs, including a recent away loss to the Houston Texans.
The main issue for the Saints this season has been their inconsistent offense, which has averaged 21.7 points per game but has failed to score more than 20 points in five out of their nine games. On the other hand, their defense has been impressive, allowing only 19.0 points per game.
All eyes are on Joshua Dobbs, the Vikings’ new quarterback. Despite being a backup, Dobbs showcased his skills when he came on the field against the Falcons, throwing for two touchdowns and scoring a rushing touchdown. However, the Falcons’ defense is not as strong as the Saints’.
In terms of prediction, the Saints’ strong defense is expected to limit Dobbs and the Vikings’ offense. Additionally, the Saints’ offense is anticipated to perform well against the Vikings’ defense. Therefore, it is predicted that the Saints will win and cover the spread, and that the total points scored in the game will exceed 41.5.