Week 16 Christmas Day Football Picks: Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Prop Bets

Sam Farley is back to break down the best prop bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints
Samuel Farley
Fri, December 25, 1:13 AM EST

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Prop Bets And Predictions

It's Christmas Day and we have football. Is there any present better than that? I doubt it. We've crunched the numbers and studied the stats to look for angles to attack the books with today. Here are the best prop bets available.

1u - Jared Cook Receiving Yards - Under 36.5 @ -112

The Vikings are fairly middle of the pack when it comes to playing tightends and they face Jared Cook this week, a tightend who himself is fairly middle of the pack when it comes to NFL starting TEs. He's always capable of a big game but he's exceeding 36.5 yards just four times all season, with 3 of those coming in the first 8 weeks, meaning it's only happened once in the past 7 weeks. If you play the percentages, this one makes sense.

1u - Alvin Kamara Receptions - Over 5.5 @ -164

The line looks so low at 5.5 and we simply have to take the over here. There are three principal reasons for this. Firstly, the Vikings aren't great against running backs and have the 22nd best record in the league in terms of scrimmage yards allowed to the position. Secondly, Drew Brees is now back under center, and he loves to get Kamara involved. Finally, and most importantly, now that Michael Thomas is on IR, it's even more likely that we see the Saints rely on Kamara.

NFL Expert Picks

1u - Jared Cook Receiving Yards - Under 36.5 @ -112

1u - Alvin Kamara Receptions - Over 5.5 @ -164

NFL Free Picks

It's a festive week and we have plenty of football to get stuck into. There's no Thursday Night Football this week but we have the Vikings travel to New Orleans to face the Saints on Christmas Day. Saturday gives us a triple threat of football to wager on. The Bucs can secure playoffs if they beat the Lions. Elsewhere the Dolphins face the Raiders and the 49ers play the Cardinals.

Sunday sees a number of matches with playoff implications, the Rams @ Seahawks being the most important. We'll also see the Jets and Jaguars play, with fans of the New Yorkers praying that Jacksonville wins and puts them back in the hotseat for Trevor Lawrence. The Titans face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Monday's game is a dead rubber in all reality, as the Bills travel to play the Patriots, with New England officially out of playoff contention.

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Sam Farley
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A lifelong football and basketball fan with years of experience in the sports gambling industry, Sam is known for his incredibly deep knowledge of all things NFL and NBA
Mar 2021
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