Giants open as early favorites in Week 1 vs. Vikings

Giants open as early favorites in Week 1 vs. Vikings


The New York Giants have opened as a one-point favorite for their 2024 season opener at home versus the Minnesota Vikings, scheduled for Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.

BetMGM has Big Blue listed as a one-point favorite with the over-under opening at 41.5 points. The money line is currently Vikings -105, Giants -115.

The Giants, who finished 6-11 in 2023 and third in the NFC East, had the sixth overall selection in the 2024 NFL draft this spring, selecting LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers.

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The Vikings finished third in the NFC North in 2023 with a 7-10 record. They selected Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy with the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft.

The Giants are 51-43-5 in season openers, 51-45-3 in home openers, and 4-10 in MetLife Stadium openers.

The Giants trail the Vikings in their regular season series, 17-10, but have a 3-1 lead in postseason games.

Minnesota has won the last four regular-season meetings in the series, but the Giants were the victors in the teams’ most recent meeting — the 2022 NFC Wild Card Game in which Big Blue pulled out a 31-24 win at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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