2013-10-20 21:31:43 - In the midst of a six-game losing streak to start their season, the New York Giants are in position to exploit a key trend says sports handicapping website Vegas Experts
Emerging from a losing rut when favored by oddsmakers can be a money-making opportunity under certain circumstances, according to the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts.
The NFL trend the website looked at specifically applies to the New York Giants for their home matchup on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, where the Giants are favored by 3.5 points. New York is still looking for its first victory of the 2013 season, less than two years after winning their third Super Bowl title.
This trend states that teams that had six consecutive games and were then favored by less than four points are a team to wager on, with nine winners in the last 12 attempts, dating back to the start of the
The most recent time this trend came into play was in Week 15 of last season, when the Oakland Raiders hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West matchup. The Raiders were also 3.5-point favorites and easily covered the Las Vegas betting line in a 15-0 win.
The only other occasion in which this NFL trend came about during a Monday night game was two years ago, when the San Diego Chargers traveled to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. San Diego had just lost a 16-13 overtime contest to the Denver Broncos for its sixth straight loss, but won 38-14 as a three-point favorite.
The Vikings, like the Giants, are a team that has struggled this season, losing last week at home to the Carolina Panthers by a score of 35-10.