It is the Sunday Night Football Game on NBC and one of the stronger betting opportunities for bettors a contest between New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings.
The betting line has the point spread posted as Minnesota either -6.5 and -115 or -7 and +100. There is also -7.5 and +120 out there, so shop around big time. The line opened at -6.5 but the total has dropped significantly from the 45.5 opener.
As much as the public loves betting favorites, a modest 57 percent are wagering on the Nordic Explorers. On the other hand, 66 percent of moneyline bets are on the big underdog New York (really New Jersey) Giants. Seventy percent of wagers are on the over.
OffshoreInsiders.com takes a look at the match-up popular on the sports betting Twitter feed using key numbers employed by Vegas insiders. In comparing yards per rush on offense, the healthier records go to Minnesota and Adrian Peterson as the team has a .7 edge. Insofar as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the advantage is for the Giants by .9. According to yards per point, the not wasteful offense is New York by 1.7.
Defensively the more miserly team based on yards per rush is New York by .1. The more exceptional defense based on the stipulation of passing yards per completion is Minnesota by 1.1. The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the better defense is Minnesota forcing 1.0 more. Turnover rate favors the Giants by seven.
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Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
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Spread trends (all records against the spread): New York is 42-17 after getting 150 or more yards rushing last game. Minnesota is 12-3 on turf and 12-3 off spread win. The road team is 7-2 in series.
Over/under angles: Minnesota has gone under 30-13 after scoring 30 or more last game.