Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants NFL Game Picks 10/6/2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Daniel Jones and the New York Giants host the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 6, 2019. New York opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 46. The Vikings are 2-2-0 ATS and 1-3-0 when betting on the total. The Giants are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/29/19 G Josh Kline Concussion is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
09/27/19 LB Kentrell Brothers Wrist is out Sunday vs Chicago
09/25/19 WR Chad Beebe Ankle IR
09/12/19 WR Josh Doctson Knee IR
09/03/19 TE David Morgan Knee PUP
09/03/19 CB Holton Hill Suspension is out the first 8 games of the season
08/09/19 DE Tashawn Bower Achilles IR
Key New York Giants Injuries
09/30/19 LB Ryan Connelly ACL is out for season
09/30/19 WR Golden Tate Suspension suspension served, is probable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/29/19 LB Alec Ogletree Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/29/19 LB Lorenzo Carter Neck injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/29/19 LB Tae Davis Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
09/26/19 WR Russell Shepard Foot IR
09/23/19 RB Saquon Barkley Ankle is out 4-8 weeks
09/03/19 LB Jonathan Anderson Knee IR
09/03/19 RB Rod Smith Hip IR
09/03/19 CB Sam Beal Hamstring IR
09/03/19 TE Scott Simonson Ankle IR
In their last outing, the Minnesota Vikings faced the Chicago Bears and ended up taking the loss by a score of 16-6. Dalvin Cook paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 35 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 108 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 15.4 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 27/36 with 233 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. The Minnesota Vikings ran the football 16 times and totaled 40 yards which had them averaging 2.5 yards per run. For the game, they ran 58 plays which added up to 222 yards. Overall, the Vikings racked up 15 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Minnesota allowed 24 catches on 33 attempts for a total of 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. On the ground, the Vikings allowed 72 yards on 33 carries giving the other team an average of 2.2 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 269 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Vikings head into this matchup 2-2 for the 2019 season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they sit in 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league with 1,297 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Vikings have compiled a total of 3 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 21 points per game, ranking them 19th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 155 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the NFC.
The Vikings have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 15.8 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference. In discussing yards on the ground, Minnesota is giving up 94.3 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the division and 11th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per carry putting them 5th in the NFC and 7th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 621 rushing yards through 4 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Vikings have conceded 874 yards. Opponents are completing 72.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.5 yards per try. They have conceded 7 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.
In their last game, the New York Giants played the Washington Redskins and earned the win by a score of 24-3. Wayne Gallman paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 63 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Sterling Shepard was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 10.9 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Giants was Daniel Jones who went 23/31 with 225 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. The New York Giants ended up running the ball 37 times and generated 164 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt. On the day, the Giants racked up 24 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 45 yards. In all, they ran 68 plays which added up to 389 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New York conceded 15 completions on 28 tries for a total of 121 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. In the running game, the Giants conceded 55 yards on 17 attempts giving the other team an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 176 yards and earned 4 turnovers.
The Giants head into this matchup 2-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Giants leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Giants are currently ranked 3rd among NFC East teams and 16th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 21.8 points per contest. New York has made teams respect their running game by averaging 129 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 8th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 516 rushing yards through 4 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Giants average 403 yards per game overall putting them 6th among NFL teams and 3rd in the NFC.
The Giants are allowing 24.3 points per game ranking them 2nd in the division and 21st in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are giving up 280 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Giants are currently ranked 13th in the conference. They have allowed 8 passing TDs this year. When talking about points given up, they have given up 97 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 110 yards per game which puts them at 19th in the league and 3rd among NFC East teams. This season, they have allowed 439 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +4
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