Giants Vs Vikings MNF Line & PickNoah Williams
The Minnesota Vikings look to stay undefeated when the host the NY Giants on Monday Night Football. Kicks-off is scheduled for Monday, October 3 at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from the U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Week 4 Monday Night Football NFL line favors the Vikings by 5-points.
New York Giants Vs Minnesota Vikings MNF Line & Pick
The New York Giants look to get off to a solid 3-1 start by picking up a second road victory while the Minnesota Vikings look to start the year 4-0 for the first time since the 2009 season.
What: NY Giants (2-1) at Minnesota Vikings (3-0)
When: Monday, October 3, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium
Spread: Vikings -5
Game Total: NY Giants +200 vs Minnesota -240
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: NY Giants vs Minnesota
Why Bet The NY Giants To Beat The Vikings
The NY Giants was handed a hard 29-27 loss to Washington last week. The Giants are now 2-1 SU and 0-2-1 ATS after three weeks. They average 21.0 points per game (22nd) and give up 20.3 points per game (11th).
New York averages 297.7 passing yards per game (5th). QB Eli Manning was awful in the loss to Washington last week. He did put up 350 passing yards for the second straight week but only had one touchdown and was picked twice. Manning is completing 71 percent of his passes for 925 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (19 rec, 280 yards, 0 TDs) leads the team in receptions and yards, but he hasn’t found the end zone this season and has been more of a distraction than an asset. Rookie receiver Sterling Shepard (16 rec, 233 yards, 2 TDs) has found the end-zone twice already. WR Victor Cruz (11 rec, 195 yards, 1 TD) is also back in th mix after missing all of last season due to injury.
The Giants have the 10th best total defense. They allow 262.0 passing yards per game (15th) and 77.3 rushing yards per game (5th). New York has sacked quarterbacks four times this season (22nd). Jonathan Casillas leads the Giants with 26 tackles, Landon Collins has one sack and Jason Pierre-Paul has two pass deflections.
Why Bet The Minnesota Vikings To Beat The NY Giants
The Minnesota Vikings upset the Carolina Panthers by a 22-10 score last week. They improved to 3-0 straight and against the spread. They average 21.3 points per game (20th) and allow 13.3 points per game (3rd).
The Vikings average 214.3 passing yards per game (28th). QB Sam Bradford (457 yards, 3 TDs & 0 INTs) completed 18 of 28 passes for 171 yards, with one touchdown against the Panthers. Bradford is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 457 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bradford has two touchdown passes in four of his last seven games.
WR Stefon Diggs (20 rec, 325 yards, 1 TD) caught four balls for 40 yards against Carolina. TE Kyle Rudolph (14 rec, 166 yards, 2 TDs) caught the only touchdown of the offense last week. The two have combined for 491 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Adam Thielen has 11 receptions.
The Vikings average 51.0 rushing yards per game (32nd). With RB Adrian Peterson (31 car, 50 yards, 0 TD) out, RB Jerick McKinnon (19 car, 53 yards, 0 TD) is the primary tailback on the team.
Minnesota has the 6th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 211.0 passing yards per game (9th) and 84.0 rushing yards (7th) per game. They lead the NFL with 15 sacks after three weeks. Eric Kendricks leads the Vikings with 23 tackles, Linval Joseph has three sacks and Trae Waynes has two interceptions.
The Vikings sacked QB Cam Newton eight times last week.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- NY Giants is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Giants is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- NY Giants is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- NY Giants is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
- NY Giants is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
- Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Giants are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vikings are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Giants are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
The Vikings have beaten two Super Bowl contenders already this season. Their defense is the real deal. Minnesota hasn’t allowed no more than 17 points in six straight regular season games.
My final score prediction is NY Giants 17, Minnesota 24.