How to bet New Orleans-Minnesota

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ESPN Chalk's NFL Vegas experts (Phil Steele, Erin Rynning, Warren Sharp and Mike Clay) are here to provide analysis and best bets for Sunday's divisional-round tilt between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. John Parolin of ESPN Stats & Information breaks down the best prop bets.

Note: Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Friday morning.

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (-5)

Total: 47
PickCenter: 64 percent on New Orleans

Phil Steele

The Saints have the most balanced offense in the NFL with the No. 5 rushing and passing offenses (second in the NFL at 393 yards per game overall). However, the Carolina Panthers shut their run game down last week, holding them to a season-low 41 yards on the ground. That was the fourth time in five weeks New Orleans had 92 or fewer rushing yards. The Panthers settled for three short field goals, missed a 25-yarder and were at the New Orleans 21-yard line down by five late in the game.