Saints vs Vikings: NFL Football 2019 Preseason Week 1, Date : Friday, August 09. picks from expert who’s 22-11 on New Orleans games The New Orleans Saints try to move past last season’s bitter NFC Championship Game loss when they open the 2019 NFL preseason on Friday against the visiting
Minnesota Vikings. It’s an 8 p.m. ET kickoff from the Mercedez-Benz Superdome. The Saints and their legion of fans are still irate over the infamous pass interference non-call that cost them a trip to the Super Bowl, but coach Sean Payton said his young, resilient team that won’t be deterred. New Orleans finished 13-3 last season, while Minnesota is coming off a
disappointing 8-7-1 campaign. Bookmakers list New Orleans as a 2.5-point home favorite in the latest Saints vs. Vikings odds, with the over-under for total points scored set at 37. Before you make any Vikings vs. Saints picks or 2019 NFL preseason predictions, see what Saints expert Larry Hartstein has to say.
A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Last year, the SportsLine senior analyst went 61-47 on all his NFL picks.
And he’s especially dialed in when it comes to the Saints. In his last 33 picks involving New Orleans, Hartstein has been right 22 times, an eye-popping 67 percent cash rate.
Now, Hartstein has broken down Saints vs. Vikings in NFL preseason Week 1 from every angle and locked in a strong pointspread pick. He’s only sharing it at SportsLine.
Hartstein knows that in addition to the motivational angle, the Saints appear to have the edge at quarterback considering neither starter will play much, if at all. Teddy Bridgewater, a former first-round pick of the Vikings, will see substantial playing time as Drew Brees’ backup. This is the same quarterback who led Minnesota to an 11-5 record and a postseason berth in 2015. Few, if any, teams boast such an accomplished second-stringer. And you can bet Bridgewater will be itching to prove himself to his former team.
After Bridgewater, the Saints can call on the versatile Taysom Hill, who finished third on the team in rushing last season while averaging 12.3 yards per carry.
But just because New Orleans is at home and eager to prove a point doesn’t mean they’ll cover the Saints vs. Vikings spread.
Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is 14-7 against the spread in preseason games, tied for the second-best mark among those who have coached at least six preseason contests. And he has a solid backup quarterback as well, in former Ram Sean Mannion. He’s played in 10 NFL games and started one. Saints vs Vikings : How to Watch Vikings vs Saints Preseason Game Online Without Cable
Coming off a year that saw them miss the playoffs despite landing a big-name quarterback in Kirk Cousins, the Vikings are looking to right the ship heading into year two of the Cousins experiment. The Saints are coming off a year that saw them go 13-3 and were a missed pass interference call away from a Super Bowl appearance. On Friday, they’ll meet in a Week 1 preseason matchup.
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Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s a rundown of how to watch the Vikings vs Saints online without cable, with the live streaming options being dependent on where you reside:
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If The Game is in Your Market
First, you’ll want to know what channel the game is on. It’s on Fox in Minneapolis and Fox in New Orleans, and it will be on either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other cities.
Then, if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of one, some or all of these channels (in select markets) on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV or other streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
Fans in Minneapolis, New Orleans & Other Select Markets: FuboTV
Fox, CBS, NBC and CW (all live in select markets; view channels in your area) are among the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Vikings vs Saints on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Fans in Minneapolis, New Orleans & Other Select Markets: PlayStation Vue
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC and MyTV (all live in select markets; view channels in your area).
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Vikings vs Saints on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.