3 Best Prop Bets for Giants vs Vikings NFC Wild Card Game (Cousins, Jefferson Deliver Big Time at Home)

3 Best Prop Bets for Giants vs Vikings NFC Wild Card Game (Cousins, Jefferson Deliver Big Time at Home)


The NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend is nearly here, bringing us an exciting NFC matchup between the No. 6 New York Giants and No. 3 Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are currently 3-point home favorites over the Giants and have -112 odds to cover the spread, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. 

Giants vs Vikings Prop Bets

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Giants vs Vikings matchup, courtesy of NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Giants vs Vikings NFC Wild Card Prop Bets

1. Justin Jefferson — Alt. Receiving Yards: 100+ (-104)

When he's on top of his game, Justin Jefferson is capable of burning just about any defense. He racked up at least 100 receiving yards in 10 games this season and it just so happens that the Giants were one of his victims. Jefferson torched New York for 133 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 catches on Christmas Eve and I wouldn't be shocked if he had another major performance in store. With the Giants surrendering the ninth-most passing yards on the road and Jefferson surpassing the century mark in three of his last five games, look for the former LSU Tiger to make good on this prop.

2. Kirk Cousins — Interception: No (-136)

Despite the Vikings' success this season, Kirk Cousins has had some turnover issues, racking up a career-worst 14 interceptions in 17 starts. While the veteran gunslinger also has 14 INTs in 10 all-time games against the Giants, I don't expect him to throw any picks this time around. He avoided an interception in four of his final six games to close out the season, including his Week 16 tilt versus New York. Cousins has not thrown an interception in either of his last two games against the Giants, who ranked 31st in picks this year with only six. Bank on Cousins playing mistake-free football this weekend.

3. Saquon Barkley — Rushing Yards: Over 73.5 (-114)

After a few injury-plagued seasons, Saquon Barkley returned to prominence this campaign, averaging a career-high 82.0 rushing yards per contest. Now, the 25-year-old rusher gets to take on a Vikings defense that has allowed an average of 135.7 rushing yards over the last three weeks — 10th-most over that span. Barkley already proved that he can exploit Minnesota's defensive front, rushing for 84 yards on 14 carries just three weeks ago. Since this game is shaping up to be competitive and the Giants need their best players to show up, I expect a lot of action for Barkley. As long as he sees 16-20 carries, going over 73.5 rushing yards won't be an issue.

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