Vikings vs. Giants Sharp Report: Are Pros Betting on Daniel Jones?
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones
- Sharps are betting today's Vikings vs. Giants NFL Week 5 game (1 p.m. ET, FOX).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we dig deep into the data to determine how pros are playing this matchup.
Daniel Jones has breathed new life into the New York Giants, winning both of his first two career starts to improve Big Blue to 2-2 on the season.
In an ironic turn of events, all is quiet surrounding the G-Men, while the Vikings are the team making headlines regarding their quarterback situation with Kirk Cousins issuing a public apology to a frustrated Adam Thielen.
Stefon Diggs is also clearly unhappy as rumors swirl that the talented wide receiver is trying to force a trade out of Minnesota.
Contrarian bettors often find value by “buying on bad news,” so are professionals using this strategy for today’s Vikings vs. Giants game and backing Minnesota?
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Or is Daniel Jones’ momentum offering too much value with New York as a 5.5-point underdog?
Vikings vs. Giants Odds, Sharp Report
This game provides another classic case as to why bettors can’t simply rely on opening and current lines to determine how sharps are playing a certain matchup.
Instead, it takes in-depth line histories and Sports Insights’ smart money indicators to identify the opinions of pro bettors.
This spread opened at Vikings -6 but quickly moved to Minnesota -4.5 back on Tuesday. Since then, this line has ping-ponged between 4.5 and 5.5 throughout the week, before settling in at Vikes -5.5 late Saturday morning.
The line movement itself isn’t all that telling, but when we dig deeper, we see a classic case of disagreement among pro and casual bettors.
Sixty-seven percent of tickets and 71% of dollars hitting the spread are laying the points with Minnesota, showing that this is clearly the public side.
On the other hand, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered three separate smart money indicators on the Giants, identifying New York as the sharp side.
And it’s not just the wiseguys who think the G-Men are the valuable side of this matchup: The Action Network’s Sean Koerner projects this number to be Giants +4, indicating there is still plenty to like with the current line of +5.5.