2013-10-23 07:21:37 - After a Monday Night Football victory that emphasized defense, the New York Giants could be in line for another low-scoring matchup says sports handicapping website Vegas Experts
A rarely tested, but solid Monday Night Football trend dating back to the 1999 season will be tested this Sunday when the New York Giants travel to face an NFC East rival in the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts.
Looking at Monday night games in which teams have held an opponent to single-digits in a contest, then traveled as a road underdog for its next game, the website found a strong trend pertaining to the Las Vegas betting total. On Monday evening, the Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings by a 23-7 score.
During this time period, a span of over 14 seasons, there has been just eight games in which these circumstances have developed. However, in seven
of those matchups, the contest went under the listed number. This week’s New York-Philadelphia game presently has a total of 53, and marks the first time since the 2011 NFL campaign that the trend has come into play.
After the first instance came in 1999, it happened twice during the 2001 season. It would be five more years until it took place again—two more times. From 2009-11, there was one contest each year that fit the parameters.
That most recent instance, in Week Eight of 2011, saw the Jacksonville Jaguars coming off a 12-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Six days later, the Jaguars traveled to face the Houston Texans, losing 24-14, but finished below the 42 total.