Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints early prediction and odds for Week 4

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

A comeback win over the Detroit Lions has the Minnesota Vikings with a record over .500 again as they prepare to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.

Thanks to a late-game connection between Kirk Cousins and K.J. Osborn in their Week 3 win over the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings get to travel with a 2-1 record to London, England for their Week 4 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

With the game taking place across the Atlantic, the Vikings will get to avoid facing the Saints in a true road matchup inside the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

Will the neutral site work in Minnesota’s favor or will they stumble against a Saints team that already appears to be in desperate need of a win?

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints odds Week 4

Point Spread:

  • Vikings -2.5 (-110)
  • Saints +2.5 (-110)


  • Vikings -142
  • Saints +120


  • 43.5 points
    • Over  -112
    • Under -108

(Odds via FanDuel)

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints prediction Week 4

Despite the Saints losing their last two games, oddsmakers only have the Vikings favored by 2.5 points in London. Maybe it’s the unpredictability of the game taking place in a neutral environment. But for whatever reason, the contest is apparently expected to be a close one.

New Orleans should probably be 0-3 instead of 1-2 this season. The Saints’ only win came back in Week 1 when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-26 after they trailed by 16 points at the start of the fourth quarter.

During the last two weeks, New Orleans has looked like a team that isn’t going to win many games this year. The Saints are a team that Minnesota should be able to defeat, and if they can’t, then some major questions will have to be answered when they return from London.

Prediction: Vikings win

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