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SNF Odds Preview: Vikings vs Giants

Adrian Peterson Vikings

The Vikings have been one of the NFL’s best bets this season, posting an 11-3 ATS record. They’ll be looking to make their backers’ wallets even fatter when they host the New York Giants on Sunday Night.

It’s a sad state of affairs for a Giants team who’ve lost four out of their last five games. They’ll be without their human highlight reel receiver Odell Beckham who’s suspended for the game and their playoff aspirations could go up in smoke with a loss in this one. One positive for the Giants is that they’ve gone 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games.

Shark Bites
  • The Giants are 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Vikings.
  • The Vikings are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games after an ATS win.
  • Giants receiver Rueben Randal has 638 yards and six touchdowns this season.

The Vikings have been a great bet in the last full month of the NFL regular season over the past few years as they’ve gone 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games in December. At home, in particular, the Vikings have gone 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine December home games.

It’s possible that the Giants might be running into the Viking at the right time though, as December hasn’t been a strong month for Adrian Peterson. In his three games this month, the most rushing yards he’s recorded in a game has been 69.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Minnesota Vikings sat as -4-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 44.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 29-18 result in favor of the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Minnesota Vikings have seen them go 9-5 and 11-3 ATS so far this season, while the New York Giants are at 6-8 and 8-5-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the New York Giants are 9-5, while the Minnesota Vikings are 3-9-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New York injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 11-rated Minnesota Vikings and the No. 17-rated New York Giants in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Vikings No. 21-ranked offense (21.14 PPG) against a New York Giants defense that ranks No. 23 at 25.57 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 191.93 yards per game, less than the Giants give up through the air (309 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New York Giants feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 108.86 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eli Manning beat the Panthers secondary for 4 TDs last time out, but the Giants lost to Carolina 38-35 at MetLife Stadium.

Last time out, Teddy Bridgewater threw for 4 scores and 231 yards in leading his team past Chicago at TCF Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Giants is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Giants is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Giants's last 8 games
  • NY Giants is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games
  • Minnesota is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Philadelphia, Sunday, January 3rd
Minnesota at Green Bay, Sunday, January 3rd