New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings - 10/6/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Vikings (2-2) at New York Giants (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants +5.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants meet Sunday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Minnesota Vikings look for their first road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Minnesota Vikings have lost five of their last six road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 735 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 13 games. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have combined for 388 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dalvin Cook has 15 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 155.3 yards per contest, and Cook leads the way with 410 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 15.8 points and 312.8 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 33 tackles, Danielle Hunter has three sacks and Anthony Harris has two interceptions.
The New York Giants look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Giants have split their last six home games. Daniel Jones is completing 69 percent of his passes for 578 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Jones enters this game with 71 career pass attempts under his belt. Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard have combined for 549 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Cody Latimer has six receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 129 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 237 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New York is allowing 24.3 points and 389.3 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the New York Giants with 29 tackles, Markus Golden has 3.5 sacks and Ryan Connelly has two interceptions.
The Vikings are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 5 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Giants are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 15-7 in Giants last 22 home games. The under is 5-1 in Vikings last 6 games overall.
The Minnesota Vikings have split their last 12 games ATS as a road favorite. The New York Giants have failed to cover six of their last seven games as a home underdog. The Vikings have scored a combined 22 points in their first two road games and Cousins continues to be a non-factor through the air for the most part. The New York Giants two victories came against the Buccaneers and the Redskins, so while there's a buzz in the air in New York right now, we need to pump the breaks just a bit. Still, the Giants are playing some inspired football at the moment and have the pass rush that could force Cousins into his usual mistakes. I'll take my chances with the Giants and the free points.