The New York Giants (9-7-1) will take their first step on the road as they face the Minnesota Vikings (13-4) in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs. The matchup takes place at the US Bank Stadium. The New York Giants punched their ticket to the NFC playoffs by taking the sixth seed, setting up a road tie against third-seeded NFC North champions Minnesota Vikings. Earlier in the season, the Minnesota Vikings bested the New York Giants 27-24 at US Bank Stadium. With the same level of play, they hope to reach the divisional round with a follow-up win. That said, the New York Giants don’t intend to rest on their laurels as they look to reach the next round.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting lines
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting expert picks
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Moneyline
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings to win (1.61) on the moneyline is your safest bet – take it!
Playing the Minnesota Vikings at the US Bank Stadium is no mean feat for any team at the moment. The hosts have won four straight on their own field lately, leaving them 8-1 at home and 13-4 for the season. On the other side, the New York Giants are the clear underdogs at +145. The visitors are currently 1-4 SU on the road after losing four of their past five road trips.
Take the Minnesota Vikings (-165) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the US Bank Stadium. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 3-2 in the last five matches.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Spread
Take the Minnesota Vikings -3.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Maryland sports betting sites are siding with the Minnesota Vikings on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 3-point favorites over the New York Giants for Sunday’s showdown. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 16.6 points.
Going against the spread with the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t been a smart move of late, with the team failing to cover in four of the previous five games. The hosts are also 4-6 ATS in the past ten games at home and 4-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The New York Giants, meanwhile, have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games on the road. The visitors are 8-2 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Total
Bet the Total over 48.5 (1.91) for this game.
The last ten head-to-head games saw an average of 43.6 points. Based on this stat alone, the total may end somewhere between 40 and 45 points when the New York Giants visit the Minnesota Vikings.
The total for the latest matchup of this series is set at 48.5, which is 4.7 points higher than the average 43.8 points total that the two teams have put up in their five most recent NFL encounters.
The over has been a profitable pick in each of the last four Minnesota Vikings games at US Bank Stadium. The total has gone over in no less than four of the last five home games for the Minnesota Vikings. All in all, they are 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 45.6 points in their last five contests in all. The total score went over in half the previous 10 road trips for the New York Giants, who are 5-5 in the over-and-under market from their last 10 games overall.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants Betting trends
- Minnesota Vikings have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games.
- In six of Minnesota Vikings’ last seven games, the total went over
- New York Giants have covered the spread in six of their last seven games.
- Minnesota Vikings won the last three H2H matches against New York Giants when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week of 16 2022, Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Minnesota Vikings closed the regular season with a 13-4 record after beating the Chicago Bears 13-29 last week, leaving them 7-3 across their past 10 games and 4-1 in the last five at home.
The Minnesota Vikings rank seventh in the NFL’s offensive rankings, averaging 24.9 points this season and 27.0 points at the US Bank Stadium. The art of defending isn’t something the Minnesota Vikings excel in though. By allowing 25.1 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
The Minnesota Vikings are back in the playoffs after a 13-4 season. With home-field advantage, the NFC North champs hope to start their playoff run with a bang by putting away an unforgiving NFC opponent. The target is clear for third-seeded hosts – to win the Super Bowl.
New York Giants Form
The New York Giants fell to a 22-16 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in their regular-season finale, leaving them 3-6-1 from their last ten matches.
The New York Giants will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 21.5 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 23.8 points in the previous five outings, which is more than the 21.8 points they allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Expectations aren’t high for the New York Giants going into the playoffs. The away side clinched a postseason berth by taking the sixth seed in the NFC Conference, finishing third in the NFC East, but chances of a deep postseason run appear to be a long shot.
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Giants H2H history
The Minnesota Vikings won by a 27-24 scoreline the last time they played the New York Giants at the US Bank Stadium, which also meant the required total of 48.5 went over. Playing the Minnesota Vikings on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the New York Giants, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off 26.7 points on average per game, whereas New York Giants managed 16.9 points per match.