How To Bet Monday Night Football - N.Y. Giants vs Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings players celebrating

Kevin Stott

Monday, October 3, 2016 1:56 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 1:56 PM UTC

Monday Night Football shows off the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the unbeaten Vikings welcome Eli Manning and the New York Giants. Let’s investigate and offer up two Giants vs. Vikings NFL picks.

 New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings 

Sam Bradford and the undefeated Minnesota Vikings (3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS, 64 PS-40 PA) welcome the New York Giants (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS, 63 PS-61 PA) to Minneapolis at the new US Bank Stadium for a big NFC regular season showdown on Monday Night Football. Offshore sportsbooks currently have Minnesota as 4- (-125, Treasure Island) to 5½-point favorites (Bovada). Last Tuesday, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened up Minnesota as 3-point favorites in its Advanced Line for this NFC matchup.

As you can see from the above screenshot, the Total is in a tight 43 (JustBet) to 43½ (Intertops) range while in the moneyline market, the Vikings are priced from a low of -215 at Bookmakernow offering 50% Free Play Bonus (up to $300)—to a high of -240 (BetOnline). The First Half odds see the Vikings as 3-point favorites (-105, 5Dimes) with the First Half Total at 21½ (5Dimes).


Key Player Injuries and Suspensions

NY Giants - Olivier Vernon probable Monday vs. Minnesota (Wrist), Rashad Jennings doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota (Wrist ,  Shane Vereen IR (Tricep), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota (Groin), Eli Apple doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota (Hamstring), Marshall Newhouse expected to miss Monday vs. Minnesota (Calf), Darian Thompson expected to miss Monday vs. Minnesota (Foot), Robert Thomas expected to miss Monday vs. Minnesota (Illness), Mykkele Thompson IR (Knee), J.T. Thomas IR (Knee), Matt LaCosse IR (Knee), Nikita Whitlock IR (Foot)

Minnesota Vikings - Alex Boone "?" Monday vs. NY Giants (Hip), David Morgan doubtful Monday vs. NY Giants (Knee), MyCole Pruitt probable Monday vs. NY Giants (Knee),  Sharrif Floyd out indefinitely (Knee), Matt Kalil IR (Hip), Adrian Peterson IR (Knee), Mike Harris PUP (Undisclosed), Teddy Bridgewater IR (Knee), Taylor Heinicke out indefinitely (Foot)

 Monday Night Football Trends Analysis

The Monday Night Football trends here heading into Week 4 show Minnesota to be 6-6 ATS as a Home Favorite and 9-10 Home O/U but a scary 0-7 ATS in its L7 Monday games. Mercy. But the most overpowering (recent and relevant) trend here is the Vikings' incredible 17-3 ATS run over their L20 (85%) and although the Giants are 8-1-1 in Week 4, Minnesota is 23-8 ATS its L31 vs. the NFC, 7-0 ATS its L7 Home games against Teams with a Winning Record, 21-8 ATS the L29 at home making Minnesota and the Under (15-5-1 ATS L21 Vikings overall) the NFL Week 4 Picks.

The skinny here is that Minnesota is one of the best five teams in the NFL right now and despite the injury to starting QB Teddy Bridgewater, Bradford has been brilliant so far, Stefon Diggs can make big plays, Cordarrelle Patterson is a great Special Teams guy and the Defense is incredible (+8 Takeaway/Giveaway, #1 NFL), allowing 40 points while scoring 14 themselves on Eric Kendricks’ Interception and Fumble returns for TDs (Titans, Week 1) and a Safety. The Vikings are really good this season.


Predicted Final Score: Vikings 22 Giants 16
Free NFL Picks: Vikings -4 -103 at 5Dimes & Under 43 -110 at Intertops
NFL Picks Season ATS Record: 29-19-0
NFL Regular Season ATS Record: 20-15-0

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