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Vikings Have Had a Case of the Mondays in MNF

The Minnesota Vikings (3-0) and New York Giants (2-1) have enjoyed solid starts to the 2016 NFL season, and the G-men will try to hand Minny its first loss when the squads collide in the Week 4 edition of Monday Night Football.

Shark Bites
  • The Giants are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Vikings' last 11 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Giants' last eight games as road underdogs.

Books opened Minnesota as 4-point home faves for the affair with an OVER/UNDER of 43.5. The spread may appeal to Vikings bettors, as Minnesota is 7-1 SU and ATS in its last eight games as a favorite of four points or less.

But bettors need to take note of the Vikings’ awful record in MNF. In Minnesota’s previous seven Monday Night Football appearances, they’re a brutal 0-7 SU and ATS.

The Giants, who fell to the archrival Washington Redskins in Week 3, are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games after losing as faves. New York closed as 3.5-point chalk in that tilt.

When Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the campaign in August, the sky appeared to be falling in Minneapolis. Even though it was mocked at the time, the acquisition of Sam Bradford has paid major dividends for the club. Bradford has looked comfortable under center for the Vikes, as the Oklahoma product has three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 107.8 quarterback rating through two games.

New York had the Redskins right where they wanted them last weekend, but Eli Manning turned the ball over twice in the final frame to let the ’Skins leave NYC with their first victory. The Giants’ improved defense looked mediocre in that game, but there’s no reason for worry in the Empire State just yet. This is an improved team by a large margin, and the Giants could be one of the best early-season value plays in the league.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Minnesota Vikings sat as -3.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 43.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 24-14 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

The Minnesota Vikings currently sport a record of 3-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-0 ATS. The New York Giants are 2-1 and 0-2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Vikings post a 1-2 over under record this season, while the New York Giants have gone 1-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New York injuries news.

The Minnesota Vikings sit at No. 12 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New York Giants are at No. 22 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Vikings No. 21-ranked offense (21.33 PPG) against a New York Giants defense that ranks No. 11 at 20.33 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 214.33 yards per game, less than the Giants give up through the air (262.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New York Giants feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 101 yards per game. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eli Manning led the way last time out for the Giants, connecting for 350 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 29-27 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

In their last game, the Vikings were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Panthers by a score of 22-10.

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

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