The New York Giants will be playing at home for the second straight week this Sunday, now hosting the Minnesota Vikings. But, despite such an advantage of playing at home and winning two consecutive games, oddsmakers have little faith in the Giants. This is because the team started their season off with a losing streak.
In Week 3, however, the Giants’ veteran quarterback Eli Manning was replaced by rookie Daniel Jones. Since then the team recorded two wins beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.
The Vikings are a strong favorite despite quarterback Kirk Cousins having underperformed thus far this season. But who knows, given the amount of pressure he will be under, things might just turn out differently. The Vikings also boast one of the top defences in the League!
Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants Expert Prediction
This week, the Giants and Vikings will claw their way above the .500 record. The Vikings will be fighting to stay competitive in the division as they are currently sitting in the last place coming off a 16-6 loss to the Bears. Meanwhile, the Giants are coming off a pair of feel-good wins. The bookies, however, think otherwise on who will win.
Before you make your predictions, here are a few more facts to consider before placing your wager:
The Giant’s quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is failing to find his form this season. So far, he’s only thrown 735 yards and recorded only three touchdowns and two interceptions. Last week against the Bears, Cousins got sacked six times.
In each of the last five road games, the Vikings have hit the under, whereas the Giants are 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games.
In two home games, the Vikings have outscored their opponents 62-26. Meanwhile, in their two outdoor road games, they have been outscored 37-22.