In this week 16 NFL preview between Giants and Vikings, see who like to win the game and cover the spread.
Giants vs Vikings Pick & Preview- NFL Week 16
The New York Giants travel to take on the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 1:00 PM ET and will be televised on FOX. In a matchup between two NFC teams, the Vikings are 3.5 favorites at home.
Giants vs Vikings Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
- Where: Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium
- Date: Saturday, December 24th
- Betting Odds MIN -3.5, NYG +152 | MIN -185 O/U 47.5
Can Daniel Jones Help Lead The Giants To A Road Upset At Minnesota?
Last week, the Giants picked up a game in the NFC East, as they took down the Commanders by a score of 20-12. Not only did the Giants win the game, but they also covered the spread a 4.0-point underdogs. The over-under betting total going into the game was 40, which the teams did not surpass.
For the game, New York ran the ball 30 times, finishing with 128 rushing yards. In addition to running for 87 yards, Saquon Barkley ran for 1 score.
Quarterback Daniel Jones struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 160 yards through the air and a passer rating of 77.6. Jones walked away from the game without a passing touchdown. Richie James led New York in the passing game with 42 receiving yards. New York throws the ball 30 times per game, ranking them 27th in the league. Currently, 55.04% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 29th in the NFL.
Can Kirk Cousins And The Vikings Take Care Of Business At Home?
Minnesota will look to add on another win, as they picked up a non-conference victory over the Indianapolis Colts (39-36). Although the team came with the win, they were not able to cover the spread. Heading into the game, they were -3.5 point favorites. The teams combined for a total of 75 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 47.
For the game, Minnesota ran the ball 24 times, finishing with 92 rushing yards. Dalvin Cook led the team with 95 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
Kirk Cousins was able to rack up 460 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 99.31. Cousins found the endzone 4 times through the air. K.J. Osborn led the way for Minnesota at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 157 yards. Minnesota throws the ball 39.7 times per game, ranking them 3rd in the league. So far, 73.11% of their yards have come through the air, on a completion percentage of 65.69% (14th).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
New York and Minnesota did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.
Looking back at the recent matchups between New York and Minnesota, the Vikings have taken 3 of the last 5 contests. The over-under record in these games sits at 1-4, with the average scoring total coming in at 38.4 points.
The Minnesota Vikings have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. The Giants’ offense has averaged 16.2 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Minnesota, compared to the Vikings at 22.2.
Through their last 5 road contests, the Giants’ offense has averaged 20.6 points per game while allowing an average of 21.2. New York posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 4-1 ATS.
In their last 5 home games, Minnesota has averaged 27.2 points per game while allowing 30.0. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2.
Giants vs Vikings Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Giants 3.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 47.5