The Minnesota Vikings are 0-7 straight up and against the spread in their last seven Monday Night Football games. The Vikings can end that losing streak with a win at home this Monday night over the New York Giants.
Minnesota is a 4.5-point home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. When these two teams met in Minnesota last season, the Vikings won 49-17, bringing their record in their last seven games against the Giants to 5-2 SU.
Thanks in large part to the outstanding play of the defense, Minnesota has shaken off season-ending injuries to Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson to start the season off with a 3-0 SU and ATS record.
The defense has allowed only 13.3 points per game so far this season, holding the Green Bay Packers to 14 and the Carolina Panthers to just 10 in last Sunday's 22-10 win in Carolina. Sam Bradford has looked comfortable in the starting quarterback role for the Vikings since taking over the job in Week 2.
The Vikings have played well as a small favorite in recent seasons with a 10-2 SU and ATS record in their last 12 games as a favorite of five points or less per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Betting Line / Total: Minnesota -4.5 / 42.5 Points
Trend: The Vikings are 0-7 SU and ATS in their last seven games on Monday.
Trend: The Giants are 8-2 SU and ATS in their last 10 games in Week 4.
New York has had a flare for the dramatic in 2016 with all three of the team's games ending by a margin of a field goal or less. After pulling out narrow wins over Dallas and New Orleans, the Giants were on the wrong side of a close game in last Sunday's 29-27 loss at home to the Washington Redskins.
The Giants play three of their four games in October on the road, facing tough tests at Minnesota and Green Bay over the next two weeks. New York is 8-2 SU and ATS in its last 10 games played in Week 4.
Monday's total is set at 42.5 points. The UNDER is 9-2 in Minnesota's last 11 games against teams with winning records.
Minnesota has been able to get the job done this year despite averaging only 51 rushing yards per game through the first three games of the season. If the Vikings are going to continue to have success this season as a defensive team, they will need to get back to running the football effectively.
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
When: Monday, October 3, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota