Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints 2010 NFL Predictions, Vegas Odds & NFL Predictions: The 2010 NFL predictions season gets under way on tonight with a rematch of the 2009 NFC Championship NFL picks matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. The Super Bowl champion Saints are at home for the 2010 NFL predictions season opener and the night will be a celebration in front of their home fans. Vegas odds makers at Sportsbook.com have the Saints as -5½(-110) point NFL predictions favorites.
The Vikings do not have much experience as road under dogs last NFL predictions season, going just 1-1 against the spread (ATS), while the Saints have an ordinary 8-8 record ATS. Las Vegas money continues to climb in favor of the Saints so the NFL odds could move by a point or more by game time.
Drew Brees will be looking to put as many points on the board as possible in tonight's week 1 NFL predictions matchup. Brees threw for 34 TDs and more than 4,000 yards passing in 2009 and loves to spread the ball around to his talented receivers, tight ends, and back. Marques Colston is the headline receiver but there might be 8 or 9 different players with catches by the end of the week 1 NFL predictions match-up. Watch out for WR Robert Meachem, an emerging star, as well as WR Lance Moore and TE Jeremy Shockey. Running back Pierre Thomas is especially dangerous on screens and in the red zone.
On defense for tonight's week 1 NFL predictions match-up, the Vikings shut down the run and give-up plenty of yards in the passing game, which is fine with the Saints, who might toss the ball 30 to 40 times. Not only with onus be on the cornerbacks and safeties of the Vikings. Players like Lito Shepherd and Antoine Winfield will really have to step-up in toght's week 1 NFL predictions match-up, but so will the defensive line in order to put pressure on Brees. The Vikings best pass-rusher is Jared Allen and he better get in the Saints backfield early and often.
Of course, the Saints won the last match-up 31-28 to advance to the Super Bowl so you might expect a close NFL picks contest but, under the spotlight of a national audience, you have to think this one could get out of hand early for the home team.
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