The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to bounce back from their humbling Week 4 loss when they hit the road to take on a re-energized New York Giants team that will be looking to win its third straight game under rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. With both of these teams sitting at an identical 2-2 after four games and looking to give their playoff hopes a big boost, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this Week 5 matchup.
Vikings vs Giants 2019 NFL Week 5 Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick
- When: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Minnesota / New York
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 5 Odds: Minnesota -5.5 / Total: 44.5
- Cloudy: 21°C/70°F
- Humidity: 64%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 12 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 83%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Minnesota at -5.5?
The best reasons to bet on Minnesota are the facts that the Vikings will be highly motivated after suffering a convincing 16-6 road loss to Chicago last weekend. In addition to that, Minnesota also has an elite defense that ranks sixth in points allowed (15.8 ppg) and a powerful rushing attack that currently ranks third in the league (155.2 ypg). The bad news is that the Vikes also rank a modest 19th in scoring (21.0 ppg) and Kirk Cousins still looks mediocre at best.
- Average Score For: 26
- Total Yards:
- Pass Yards: 164.67
- Rush Yards: 193.67
- Average Score Against: 15.67
- Total Yards:
- Pass Yards: 225.67
- Rush Yards: 101.67
Why Bet On New York at +5.5?
The G-Men are looking like a solid wager because they’ve been completely re-energized by the play of new starting quarterback Daniel Jones, combined with the fact that superstar running back Saquon Barkley will be back in action after sitting out last weekend with a banged-up ankle. Jones led New York to a commanding 24-3 win over Washington despite throwing two interceptions and just one TD pass. Barkley will be back in action after averaging a stellar 6.4 yards per carry through three games.
- Average Score For: 21
- Total Yards: 408
- Pass Yards: 290.67
- Rush Yards: 117.33
- Average Score Against: 31.33
- Total Yards: 460.33
- Pass Yards: 332.33
- Rush Yards: 128
NFL Week 5 Betting Trends for Vikings vs Giants
- Vikings are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
- Vikings are 6-2 SU in the last 8 games against NY Giants
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
- Giants are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 games following a straight up win.
- Giants are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went OVER in 8 of the NY Giants’ last 12 games
Vikings vs Giants Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know the Giants have won two straight under new starting quarterback Daniel Jones while Minnesota laid a big ass egg against Chicago in Week 4, but I’m completely expecting the Vikings to bounce back in a big way by putting the clamps on Jones with some defensive looks that could confuse the young signal-caller in this matchup.
While the home team in this rivalry has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the Giants are an awful 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games while the favorite in this series has gone a perfect 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like Kirk Cousins and the playoff-hopeful Vikings to bounce back nicely to get the win and cover to improve on their encouraging 6-1 ATS mark in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
Pick: Minnesota 27 NY Giants 17