Monday Night Preview
October 6th, 2008-10-03
Nick "The BookieKiller" Parsons
We were treated to another great Monday Night Football game last weekend as the Steelers came from behind to steal a victory from the Ravens 23-20, and with the Vikings on the road to take the on the Saints (-3) this week, one would think that we're going to be in store for another high-scoring affair.
After falling 30-17 last week to the undefeated Tennessee Titans, the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) will stay on the road for the second consecutive week, playing their second Monday Night game of the 2008 season. The Vikes are 1-1 with veteran pivot Gus Frerotte in the drivers seat versus an 0-2 mark with season starter Tavaris Jackson. This will be the first time the Vikings have played the Saints on Monday Night Football and
features a 3rd-ranked New Orleans' offense that is averaging 414.3 yards per game against a 6th-ranked Minnesota defense that's allowed just 279.3 yards a game thus far. The Saints are 2-2 and look to move above the .500 mark behind an offense that is averaging 87 yards a game rushing and 327.3 yards per game passing. Drew Brees is coming off being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and will look to have a solid game in front of the hometown crowd. So what can we expect this week? Here are a few ATS stats to keep in mind before wagering on this contest: The Vikings are just 1-3 ATS this season when the line is between +3 to -3, and over the last three years they are a dismal 4-10 ATS in this situation. Minnesota is 0-3 ATS this season as an underdog, but over the last three years are a perfect 3-0 ATS against NFC South division opponents. The Saints are 2-0 ATS this season when playing the role of favorite, but are just 1-3 ATS over the last three seasons as a home favorite of 3 points or less. Will Brees duplicate his performance of a week ago and will the Saints get over the hump? Can Frerotte lead his team to victory and will Adrian Peterson have a monster 'breakout' game?
These questions and more will be answered on Monday October 6th!
Nick "The BookieKiller" Parsons continues to live up to his nickname! He punished the books last Saturday with a PERFECT 5-0 in College Football. Overall, entering action on Friday, October 3rd, The BookieKiller has a 10-3 Football run going and he has NO plans of slowing down this week! Indeed, a HUGE weekend of Football is on tap! Be right HERE on a daily basis for more RED HOT WINNERS!