Vikings vs. Giants Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 5 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 01, 2019

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch

The Giants’ offence has gone through plenty of flux over the past few weeks – which is why the team will be happy to welcome wide receiver Golden Tate to the fold.

Minnesota
10-6
AT
October 06, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
Pointspread -5.5 -110
Moneyline -240
Over / Under o +43.5

62%

Betting Action

38%

Pointspread +5.5 -110
Moneyline +200
Over / Under u +43.5

62%

Betting Action

38%

Only one team has run the football a greater percentage of the time than Minnesota – and not everyone is happy about it as the Vikings tangle with the host New York Giants in a Week 5 encounter. Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen suggests the team is running the football too much – and with Minnesota sitting at the bottom of the NFC North standings through four games, an offensive shift could be in order Sunday vs. the Giants.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Minnesota Vikings at NY Giants

Pointspread
  • Minnesota Vikings -110 -5
  • NY Giants -110 +5

New York is a 5.5-point home underdog in this one – and this has been a problem range for Giants bettors, who have seen them go just 2-5 ATS in their previous seven games as a home ‘dog of between three and seven points. The Vikings were road favourites four times in 2018 and went 2-2 ATS, with a 2-1-1 SU record. But Minnesota is struggling to convert on the road, having gone just 1-5 ATS in its previous six games outside U.S. Bank Stadium.

With a total of 45 as the backdrop, it’s no surprise that 92 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are favouring the Under. The combination of an underachieving offence built around the run game and a stalwart defence has resulted in the Vikings putting together a seven-game Under streak against NFC opponents; they’re also 5-0 to the under in their last five road games. New York is 15-7 in favour of the Under in its previous 22 home games.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings have called a run on 52.7 percent of their offensive plays, and that has rankled at least one member of the offence. In fairness, Minnesota has one of the most formidable rush attacks in the league, averaging 5.2 yards per carry with eight touchdowns. But with Thielen having just 22 targets through the first four weeks (Stefon Diggs is next at 19, followed by running back Dalvin Cook with 18), you can expect to see the receivers more involved.

New York Giants

The Giants’ offence has gone through plenty of flux over the past few weeks – which is why the team will be happy to welcome wide receiver Golden Tate to the fold. Tate missed the first four games of the season due to a suspension, and he’ll come into a New York offence that has already changed starting QBs and is dealing with the absence of its franchise running back. Tate had 74 catches for 795 yards and four TDs between Philadelphia and Detroit last season.

Who Will Win Vikings vs. Giants?

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