Giants vs Vikings Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 16 (Minnesota Decks the Halls with Point After Point)
Giants vs Vikings Week 16 Game Info
Week 16 of the 2022 NFL season features a slate of Christmas Eve matchups, including an NFC get-together between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings.
The Giants' four-game winless streak finally came to an end over the weekend with a 20-12 victory over the rival Washington Commanders. Meanwhile, the Vikings looked like they were dead against the Indianapolis Colts, down 33-0 at halftime before battle back for the 39-36 overtime win, marking the biggest comeback in NFL history.
Can the Giants prove that their win against the Commanders wasn't just a fluke? Or will the Vikings ride the momentum from last week's massive comeback into another win?
Giants vs Vikings Odds & Spread
All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYG (+148) | MIN: (-176)
Spread: NYG: +3.5 (-120) | MIN: -3.5 (-102)
Total: 47.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Vikings enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Christmas Eve matchup also features an over/under of 47.5, which is the third-highest of the Week 16 totals.
Giants vs Vikings Prediction & Pick
Not only was the Vikings' historic comeback an impressive display of heart, but it also showed how dangerous their offense can be. Scoring 39 points from the start of the second half and beyond is no joke. The offensive output also improved the Vikings to a 33.0 PPG clip in their last three home games.
It's going to be tough for the Giants to match that production, especially after averaging just 17.7 points in their last three road games. On top of that, New York has shown that its defense can be taken advantage of after surrendering 48 points to the Philadelphia Eagles just over one week ago. With Minnesota possessing game-changing threats like Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook, this could be another ugly one for New York.
While the Giants are solid enough to give the occasional challenge, I have the Vikings winning this one in the end.
Final Score Prediction: Vikings: 30 | Giants: 24
Giants vs Vikings Betting Trends
- The Giants are 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games in December.
- Minnesota is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against the Giants.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Giants' last five games against Minnesota.
- The total has hit the over in five of Minnesota's last six games.
Giants vs Vikings Best Bet
As previously mentioned, the Vikings have one of the NFL's most dangerous offense, scoring 25.1 PPG (No. 8). They've also racked up over 25.5 points in eight of their last 12 games, including in seven of their last eight at U.S. Bank Stadium.
With the Giants' defense being inconsistent, I can see the Vikings having a solid offensive showing again. New York has allowed 26 or more points in three of its last four games, giving me more confidence that Minnesota can go over 25.5.
Bet: Vikings Points — Over 25.5 (-112)
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