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Sports Betting Preview – October 21, 2013: Vikes vs Giants & Avs vs Pens

Sports Betting Preview – October 21, 2013: Vikes vs Giants & Avs vs Pens

On Monday Night Football, two quarterbacks go head-to-head  in search of their first win of the season, while the NHL’s two hottest teams meet in Pittsburgh.

Sports Betting Preview for October 21

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NFL: Luck Stops Broncos’ Perfect Run

Andrew Luck spoiled Peyton Manning’s homecoming as he led the Indianapolis Colts to a 39-33 victory over the previously undefeated Denver Broncos.

NFL: Jets beat Pats in OT

Tom Brady couldn’t conjure up any last second heroics as the New England Patriots fell to the New York Jets 30-27 on a controversial Nick Polk field goal.

NFL: Chiefs Last Unbeaten Team Standing

The Kansas City Chiefs survived a scare from the Case Keenum-led Houston Texans to hold on to a slim 17-16 win.

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NFL: Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants (8:40 PM ET)

Josh Freeman is set to make his first start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. The former Buccaneer might not have a healthy Adrian Peterson in the backfield. The reigning MVP, still only days removed from the death of his son, is also suffering from a hamstring problem which could limit his effectiveness against the Giants. Minnesota is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games vs the Giants.

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Odds: Vikings (+3.5) vs Giants (-3.5); O/U: 48.0

Eli Manning and the Giants are still in search of their first win of the season. Manning’s interception problems continued last week against the Bears (3 INTs, 1 pick-6), but Brandon Jacobs finally injected hope into a league-worst rushing attack with a 106-yard, 2 TD performance. Newly-signed Peyton Hillis will make his debut tonight and could bolster their ground game. The NY Giants are 6-3 SU in their last 9 home games.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30 PM ET)

Two of the hottest teams in the NHL clash on the ice as the Colorado Avalanche and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet tonight.

Patrick Roy has made a blistering start to his coaching career. The Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. The Hall of Fame goalie should be pleased by the performance of his goalies thus far; Semyon Varmalov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere have combined to allow just 1.5 goals per game.

Odds: Avalanche (+145) vs Pengiuns (-165); O/U: 5.5

The Avs goalies will have their work cut out for them trying to keep the streaking Penguins at bay. Led by Sidney Crosby (17 points, 1st in NHL), the Pens are once again the pace-setters in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins, who are going for a fifth straight win, are also 4-0 in last 4 games against the Avs.

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