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Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick

Time: 8:30 PM EST Monday October 21, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

The New York Giants host the Minnesota Vikings in a NFC match up.

In their last games the Vikings lost to the Carolina Panthers 35-10 and the Giants lost to the Chicago Bears 27-21.

The Giants have one of the worst rushing offenses in the league, ranking 30th, and their defense ranks 20th against the pass and 26th against the run.

The Giants have a decent passing offense led by Eli Manning and they will face a Minnesota pass defense that ranks 29th in the league.

While Manning has put up good numbers he had 9 TD and 15 INT on the season. He has thrown 3 INT in each of his last 2 games.

This season the Giants are 0-2 at home and the Vikings are 0-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Giants -3.5
Over/Under Total Line: 47
Moneyline: Vikings +165 / Giants -185

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Minnesota Vikings: 1-4 SU 2-3 ATS
New York Giants: 0-6 SU 1-5 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• MINN is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
• MINN is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
• MINN has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
• NY is 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
• NY is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
• NY has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Minnesota Vikings: 15.91
New York Giants: 13.19

Key Player Injuries

ViKings
Xavier Rhodes DB Out Oct 14 ankle Week to week
Harrison Smith DB Out Oct 13 toe Status uncertain
Christian Ponder QB Out Sep 26 ribs Return Week 8?
Chris Cook DB Questionable Sep 24 groin Day to day
Mistral Raymond DB Out Sep 8
Kevin Williams DL Probable Aug 26 knee
Christian Ballard DL Out Aug 18 personal Status Uncertain
Greg Childs WR PUP Aug 6 knee surgery Return Week 7?

Giants
Brandon Jacobs RB Questionable Oct 14 hamstring Likely will play
Brandon Myers TE Questionable Oct 9 ankle Likely will play
Corey Webster DB Doubtful Oct 4 hip Week to week
Jayron Hosley DB Out Sep 29 hamstring Week to week
Prince Amukamara DB Questionable Sep 13 concussion Likely will play
Andre Brown RB I.R Sep 3 leg Return Week 10?
Adrien Robinson TE Out Aug 29 foot Out indefinitely
David Baas C Out Feb 22 neck Return Week 7?
Markus Kuhn DL PUP Nov 11 knee Return Week 7?

Next Game
Vikings vs. Giants
Giants @ Eagles

Our Selection : It would be a stretch to think Josh Freeman will be an instant improvement at QB. What will be true though is that the Viking’s playbook will be limited with Freeman behind center. So, expect even a huge workload for RB Peterson against the Giants who rank 26th in the league for rushing yards allowed per game. We aren’t of the mindset that the Giants have turned it around offensively, but the 372 yards were an improvement on defense.
The Giants will get some yards through the air but if the Vikings can limit the big plays and shorten the game by running the ball this game should stay under the inflated total.
Take the UNDER 47 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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