Few wild card games this weekend have as much drama as Giants versus Vikings. In NFL Week 16, Minnesota required a last second, 61-yard, field goal conversion from Gregg Joseph to beat NYG. On Sunday, the Vikings are just a 3-point favorite versus the scrappy Giants. Will NYG keep the score closer than the spread or pull off the upset win? Will the Vikings grab the win and cover? Check out NFL Playoffs Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Giants at Vikings.
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Wild Card Round Betting Info: New York Giants versus Minnesota Vikings
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4:30 pm ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
- TV / Streaming: FOX
- ATS Odds: Vikings -3
- Money line Odds: Giants +134 / Vikings -165
- Over/Under Odds: 43.5
Why bet on Giants at Vikings?
The Giants almost pulled off the moneyline upset in the first game. NYG coach Brian Daboll had the perfect strategy to get by the Minnesota Vikings.
The strategy revolved around a tough rushing attack. The Giants averaged 6 yards per carry when rumbling for 126 yards from 21 carries. No doubt, Daboll will make some tweaks to his strategy to improve the Giants’ performance on both sides of the ball.
New York Giants Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 333.9
- Passing Yards: 185.7
- Rushing Yards: 148.2
- Points Scored: 21.5
- Turnovers: 16
New York Giants Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 358.2
- Passing Yards: 214.0
- Rushing Yards: 144.2
- Points Scored: 21.8
- Takeaways: 17
Why bet on Vikings versus Giants?
Yes, NYG almost pulled off the upset, but before jumping on the Giants, it’s important to note that the G-Men couldn’t stop Justin Jefferson.
The top wide receiver in the league caught 12-of-16 passes for 133 yards. But Jefferson wasn’t the only one who played great.
Tight-end TJ Hockenson caught 13-of-16 passes for 109 yards. Both Jefferson and Hockenson scored a TD.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 361.5
- Passing Yards: 263.8
- Rushing Yards: 97.7
- Points Scored: 24.9
- Turnovers: 23
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 388.7
- Passing Yards: 265.6
- Rushing Yards: 123.1
- Points Scored: 25.1
- Takeaways: 23
Giants at Vikings Relevant Trends
- Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games
- NYG is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 playoff games
- Under is 4-1 in the Giants’ last 5 games in January
- Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- Minnesota is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game
- Over is 4-0 in the Vikings’ last 4 games following a straight up win
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings Final Betting Prediction
The Vikings have an offense that’s difficult to defend against. Then again, Brian Daboll is one of the top strategists in the NFL.
For sure, Daboll will have a plan together that prevents Kirk Cousins from lighting up the scoreboard. Almost as important?
Daboll will throw some wrinkles into the offensive game-plan to unleash Saquon Barkley. The Vikings’ defense has struggled for most of this season. It will struggle again on Sunday.
The New York Giants find ways to win. Don’t expect a Joseph last second bailout in this game. Brian Daboll will have the perfect strategy on both sides of the ball to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs. Backing NYG straight up is the best play.
NFL Wild Card Pick: New York Giants +134