Minty Bets, Jared Quay & Frank Schwab give their picks for the Vikings-Saints game on Christmas Day.
This Christmas, we get to watch the Vikings take on the Saints in New Orleans. As a Saints fan, this doesn't ever really end well for me. I'm here with Frank Schwab and Jared Quay to get us their best bets for this game. Now, are the Saints the favorite? Frank, what do you think about this game?
FRANK SCHWAB: You know, I'm going with the Vikings. I think the Saints are the better team, but I was really concerned with how Drew Brees looked in his first game back. Look, the guy broke 11 ribs. That injury still sounds crazy to me, and it looked that way.
It looked like he was not healthy. He admitted after the game he wasn't comfortable. And until I see Drew Brees look like Drew Brees, I'm going to assume the Saints offense struggles a bit. I think that 7 points just a little too high with the Vikings.
I know they're coming off two straight losses and haven't really looked great lately. But yet 7 points-- given Drew Brees' struggles and his injury concerns right now, I'm going to take those 7 with the Vikings.
MINTY BETS: OK. Jared, How about you?
JARED QUAY: Eh, I hate going against Frank here, but I got to go-- I got to go with the Saints minus 7 here. They're at home. They're going against Kirk Cousins in prime time. We know how this goes. He's been looking OK recently.
Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen doing really good, but I just feel like they're due for a setback. And this Saints defense has really picked it up over it. So I'm really betting the Saints defense, not so much the Saints offense.
And Sean Payton's figuring a way to score points without having a quarterback. I mean, hell, he had Taysom Hill scoring a bunch of points the last two weeks. So now that Brees is back, I feel like they should be able to do a little bit better. So give me the Saints winning by more than 7.
MINTY BETS: All right. I also don't like going against Frank, but I like the Saints minus 7 here because you only live once. I might as well bet on my Team. Drew Brees? Yeah, he didn't look good against the Chiefs, but I expect him to bounce back, especially going up against a very young Vikings secondary.
And they can't lose three in a row. I know the trends are kind of going against me here, but I say Saints win by a touchdown. And I push my bet, so we're god. If you want in on the action, head over to betmgm.com/yahoo. New users get 100% match, up to $1,000. Available in Colorado, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Indiana.