The New York Giants (8-5-1) take to the road to face the Minnesota Vikings (11-3) at the US Bank Stadium on Saturday for a Week 16 matchup. The Minnesota Vikings are in first place in NFC North after collecting 11 wins from 14 games so far in the regular season, while eight wins in 14 matches leaves New York Giants third in the NFC East. The Minnesota Vikings claimed a 10-28 win when last faced with the New York Giants, and they look like a solid call to take out their coming visitors at the US Bank Stadium once again.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting lines
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting expert picks
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Moneyline
The Minnesota Vikings seem to relish going up against NFC East opposition, especially at the US Bank Stadium. The 7-1 hosts have won six of their last six home matchups against NFC East teams. Odds of -180 suggests they have a 64% chance of adding another victory to their haul in Week 16. As for the New York Giants, it’s been a tough time. The 8-5 visitors have lost three of their past five games, and with the oddsmakers pricing a road win at +160, it seems taking a home win is the way to go.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Spread
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to win by just over a field goal, but not much more than that. The hosts open up as 3.5-point favorites over the New York Giants for Saturday. The last five rounds between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants have been rather one-sided, with an average winning margin of up to 19.6 points.
In their last ten games against NFC East opponents, the Minnesota Vikings went 4-6 ATS. Their offense managed 24.1 points per game in that stretch, while the defense gave up 22.7 points on average. The hosts are also 4-5 ATS in the past nine games at home and 5-4-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The New York Giants, meanwhile, have covered the spread in five of their last six games on the road. The visitors are 6-2 ATS from their eight most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Total
Judging by a points average of 43.2 points from the last ten matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants.
The two squads have averaged 38.4 points over their past five meetings in the NFL, but the total has been set at 47.5 for Saturday’s matchup at the US Bank Stadium.
The total has averaged 53.4 points in the Minnesota Vikings’ ten most recent games, as well as 57.2 points in their last five at home. Also worth noting is the fact that over was a winning bet in four of the last five games at home for the Minnesota Vikings. All in all, they went 7-3 in the over-and-under market when looking back on their past 10 home and away matches.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants have seen an average of 41.8 points in their past five road games and 45.2 points in their last five contests in all. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the New York Giants’ past ten matchups against teams from the NFC North.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting trends
- In five of Minnesota Vikings’ last six games at US Bank Stadium , the total went over
- New York Giants have covered the spread in five of their last six games away
- Minnesota Vikings won the last three H2H games against New York Giants
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Minnesota Vikings improved their regular season record to 11-3 last week by beating the Indianapolis Colts 39-36. They’ve gone 8-2 in their past ten matches and 4-1 in the last five at home.
The Minnesota Vikings boast one of the league’s most improved offensive lines, going from 25.0 points per game last season to 25.1 points to rank eighth this year. The art of defending isn’t something the Minnesota Vikings excel in though. By allowing 24.9 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
The Minnesota Vikings have clinched a playoff berth after winning their division. The NFC North champions now aim to improve their second seed in the NFC Conference going into the final weeks of the regular season.
New York Giants Form
The New York Giants overcame long odds to beat the Washington Commanders 20-12 last week to improve their past 10-game record to 5-4. They are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The New York Giants will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 20.5 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been poor recently. The visitors have given up 27.8 points in the previous five outings, which is more than the 22.3 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
2021 was a year of doom and gloom for the New York Giants. A 4-13 record left the away team fourth in the NFC East and out of the playoffs. However, they entered this season billed as an early postseason threat, and judging by their 8-5 start this time around, they’re on target to do just that.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants H2H history
The Minnesota Vikings won 28-10 against the New York Giants in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the MetLife Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings have had a firm grip on the New York Giants recently. They won the last three games in a row and are 7-3 from their last ten against the New York Giants.
The Minnesota Vikings tallied 25.3 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the New York Giants. The latter managed an average of 17.9 points in comparison.