3 best prop bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints in Week 4

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Adam Thielen /

What are the three best Minnesota Vikings prop bets to make wagers on when the team takes on the New Orleans Saints in Week 4?

For Week 4, the Minnesota Vikings are back out on the road to take on the New Orleans Saints. Instead of traveling to play in front of a stadium full of rabid Saints fans though, the Vikings will be taking on New Orleans over in London, England inside Tottenham-Hotspur Stadium.

Minnesota will be looking to improve their record to 3-1 and they’ll be going up against a Saints team that has lost each of their last two games.

When it comes to placing bets on the action that will take place in London on Sunday, there are a few Vikings-related prop bets that seem like they have a good chance of hitting.

Best Minnesota Vikings prop bets for Week 4 vs. the New Orleans Saints

Kirk Cousins Prop Bet:

  • OVER 35.5 pass attempts (-108)

Three games into the 2022 season and it’s already been pretty clear that Minnesota’s offense runs through their passing attack. The Vikings have still run the ball plenty, but Kirk Cousins has already had two games with more than 40 pass attempts, something he only did three times during the entire 2021 campaign.

Factor this in with the fact that Dalvin Cook is a little banged up and it seems like betting on Cousins to throw the ball at least 36 times against the Saints is an easy way to make some money.

Adam Thielen Prop Bet:

  • OVER 4.5 catches (+116)

After Minnesota finally remembered that Adam Thielen still exists last week, we should expect him to be a significant part of the offense, once again, on Sunday, especially since the matchup is against New Orleans.

In his last five career games against the Saints (including the playoffs), Thielen has caught a total of two touchdowns while averaging 7.4 catches and 112 receiving yards per contest.

Dalvin Cook Prop Bet:

  • OVER 66.5 rushing yards (-114)

We already mentioned that Cousins is likely going to throw a bunch this weekend against New Orleans, but this doesn’t mean that Cook can’t be productive as well.

Cook might get a fewer amount of touches on Sunday, but he should be able to make the most of them. Not only do the Saints have the 26th-ranked rushing defense in the NFL this season, but Cook also seems to perform well when returning from a shoulder injury.

After injuring his shoulder in Week 12 last year, he wound up rushing for at least 79 yards in three of his next four games, including 205 yards on the ground against the Pittsburgh Steelers in his first game back after sustaining the injury.

(All odds are courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.)

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