Monday, October 3, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The New York Giants take on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, October 3, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.5. The Giants are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Vikings have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
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Eli Manning finished with 350 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 25 passes out of 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Giants were led in rushing by Shane Vereen, who finished with 67 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 457 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 120 yards on 21 attempts.
Sam Bradford finished with 171 yards passing for Minnesota last week. He went 18 for 28, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Vikings were led on the ground by Jerick McKinnon, who finished with 45 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Kyle Rudolph led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Minnesota had 13 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 211 yards for the contest. The Vikings ran for 58 yards on 24 carries as a team.
New York scores 21 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 298 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in the league. The Giants run for an average of 99 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 397 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Giants average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the NFL. They accumulate 64.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 23rd in the league.
New York allows 262 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 25 completions on 42 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Giants allow 77 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 5th in the NFL. New York allows 340 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 65.3 yards per game, ranking them 15th among NFL teams.
Minnesota averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 20th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 214 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th. The Vikings run for an average of 51 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 32nd on the ground. They also run 57 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 265 yards per game, ranking them 31st in the league on offense. The Vikings get an average of 14 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd. They average 72.7 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 14th in the NFL.
Minnesota allows an average of 211 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 9th in the league. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd. They give up 22 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 58% per game. The Vikings allow 84 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 295 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 6th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 9th.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 DE Olivier Vernon Wrist injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/27/16 RB Rashad Jennings Wrist probable Monday vs. Minnesota
09/26/16 RB Shane Vereen Tricep IR
09/25/16 S Darian Thompson Foot "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/25/16 CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Groin injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/25/16 CB Eli Apple Hamstring injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/25/16 T Marshall Newhouse Calf "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/25/16 DT Robert Thomas Illness "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
09/26/16 G Alex Boone Hip injured last game, "?" Monday vs. NY Giants
09/26/16 TE David Morgan Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. NY Giants
09/25/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Knee "?" Monday vs. NY Giants
09/23/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee out indefinitely
09/21/16 T Matt Kalil Hip IR
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee IR
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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