|2013 ESPN Monday Night Football Week 7 Odds: Vikings vs. Giants|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 21 October 2013 13:30|
Vikings vs. Giants Odds
New York is 0-6 overall, 0-2 at home and 1-5 against the spread. Minnesota is 1-4 overall, 0-2 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. The road team has won six of the last eight in this series.
Trends show that the road team is 7-1 against the spread in the last 8 games in the series while Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 trips to New York. The Giants have hit the over in 9 of their last 12 games in October.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New York is the favorite at home, as the Giants have odds of -3.5 points against the Vikings. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Giants favored 2.5 points. The spread made the quick climb to 3.5 points. The over/under total opened at 47 points and fell back to 46 before climbing up to 47.5.
The Giants are coming off a 27-21 loss to Chicago back on Oct. 10. The Giants have been a mess on defense this season, allowing at least 27 points in all six games while giving up an average of 391.3 yards per game. The offense hasn’t been too bad, but turnovers have been an issue. Eli Manning has 15 interceptions to 9 touchdowns and the team has lost five fumbles this year. Manning is still leading the offense with 1,721 passing yards.
Minnesota is coming off a 35-10 loss at home to Carolina last week. The Vikings have been struggling on offense and have decided to make a move at quarterback, starting Josh Freeman this week. Freeman started the season in Tampa Bay, but fell out of favor with the coach there and is now looking for a fresh start in Minnesota. If Minnesota hopes to win on Monday, in needs to improve on Defense as well, as the defense is giving up 418 yards per game. The offense is being led by Adrian Peterson, who has rushed for 483 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota tackle Matt Kalil (back) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) are both questionable for the game. New York center David Bass (neck) and running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New York, as the Giants are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points against Minnesota on Monday night.