Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our NFL Wild Card Weekend Giants vs Vikings pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Minneapolis.

Giants vs Vikings Pick & Preview- NFL Playoffs

Kickoff for this matchup between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings is set for 4:30 PM ET. The game will be played in Minneapolis, MN at U.S. Bank Stadium, with FOX carrying television coverage. The odds for this week’s NFC matchup have the Vikings as the -3.0 point favorite on the spread.

Giants vs Vikings Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
  • Where: Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, January 15th
  • Betting Odds MIN -3.0, NYG +138 | MIN -163 O/U 48.0

Will Daniel Jones Lead The Giants To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?

In week 18, the New York Giants dropped their NFC East matchup against the Eagles by a score of 22-16. Even though New York lost the game, they were able to keep things closer than expected, as they were 16.5-point underdogs. The team’s combined scoring of 38 points fell below the posted betting line of 42.

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New York struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 129 yards on 21 attempts. Gary Brightwell led the team with 60 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

Quarterback Davis Webb struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 168 yards through the air and a passer rating of 75.8. Although Webb did not have big overall passing numbers, he did throw and pass for a touchdown. Lawrence Cager was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 69 yards and 8 catches. Averaging 31 attempts per game, New York is ranked 25th in the league. Going into the game, the Giants have thrown a total of 6 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 67.4% (4th).

Will Kirk Cousins Lead The Vikings To A Win Over New York?

Minnesota will be looking to add another win to their resume, as they picked up a division win over the Chicago Bears. The Vikings won by a margin of 29-13. Not only did Minnesota walk home with the win, but they also covered the spread as -6.5 point favorites. The team’s combined scoring of 42 points fell below the posted betting line of 42.

Minnesota did a good job in the run game vs Chicago, compiling 141 yards on 38 carries. Alexander Mattison was able to find the endzone 2 times, along with his 54 yards.

In the game, Kirk Cousins completed 85% of his passes, leading to a total of 225 passing yards. Cousins was able to find the endzone 1 time through the air. Leading the team in the passing game was K.J. Osborn, who finished with 117 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 23.4. As a team, Minnesota ranks 6th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 263.8 per game. Going into the game, the Vikings have thrown a total of 15 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 66.95% (6th).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

In game 1 of this year’s series between the two teams, the Vikings came away with a 24-27 win over the Giants. Even though the Vikings came away with the win, the Giants covered the spread as +3.0 point underdogs. Last year, the Giants and Vikings did not play each other.

When looking back at the recent matchups between New York and Minnesota, the Vikings put together a record of 1-4. The over-under record in these games sits at 2-3, with the average scoring total coming in at 43.8 points.

The Minnesota Vikings have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 3-2-0. The Giants’ offense has averaged 16.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Minnesota, compared to the Vikings at 27.0.

Across the Giants’ last 5 road games, the team averaged 18.6 points per game while allowing 23.2. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-1, while going 1-4-0 straight-up.

Minnesota has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 25.8 points per game while allowing 29.6. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 2-3.

Giants vs Vikings Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Giants 3.0