Giants Vikings Betting – Vikings Look To Test Merit Under Frazier Versus Giants Sunday
After consecutive wins, over the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier will look to continue his perfect run since taking over against one of the best the NFC has to offer, the New York Giants. While the Vikings have won two in a row since firing former head coach Brad Childress to pull to 5-7, the Giants have bounced back from consecutive losses with a pair of wins over the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington to remain tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for top spot in the NFC East at 8-4.
NFL Betting: New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings
Online Sports Betting Odds: New York - 2
While New York will get the Eagles at home next week in their second meeting of the regular season, three of their final four games will be played on the road, and that won’t make the path to a division title an easy one.
Why To Bet On The Giants
After struggling through a pair of defeats against division rivals Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia, the Giants have gotten back on track in a major way. A comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Meadowlands Stadium provided a spark that New York carried over in to its 31-7 win over Washington. The Giants have welcomed the cold December air, and embraced it by turning to their running game, with the tandem of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw rushing for 200 yards and four touchdowns against the Redskins. Defensively, New York ranks in the top-ten against both the pass and run, and its outstanding pass rush has been nothing short of outstanding. The Giants have allowed an average of 192.8 yards through the air this season, the second-best betting on NFL mark in the league.
Why To Bet On The Vikings
The culture change in Minnesota began to transition the football betting moment that Frazier replaced Childress, and that difference has been reflected in the way that the team has performed. Even with Brett Favre watching from the sidelines with a badly sprained shoulder, the Vikings moved the ball down the field with ease last Sunday, with back up quarterback Tarvaris Jackson handing the ball off to Adrian Peterson. Peterson finished 107 yards and three touchdowns, with an average gain of 6.7 yards, and will need to be relied on heavily to break the New York defense. If Favre can’t go, Jackson will get the start, and may be the better option regardless against a talented Giants’ pass rush.
How The Game Will Play Out
While the Vikings have played well under Frazier, they have yet to play an opponent as strong as the Giants. Minnesota will have a tough time pounding the rock against a tough interior defense, and that will leave whoever starts at quarterback vulnerable to a talented pass rush. The Giants have designs on a division title in 2010-11, and will need to execute this week to set the scene for a home date against the Eagles next week with the NFC East lead on the line.
Giants Vikings Betting Pick: Giants