Giants vs Vikings Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for NFC Wild Card Playoff Game (Offenses Step Up in Minnesota)

Larry Rupp
New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings prediction, odds and best bets for NFC Wild Card Playoff game.
New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings prediction, odds and best bets for NFC Wild Card Playoff game. / AP Photos/Abbie Parr
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Giants vs Vikings Wild Card Game Info

2022 NFL Playoffs — NFC Wild Card Game
New York Giants (9-7-1, 4-4 Away) vs. Minnesota Vikings (13-4, 8-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
Coverage: FOX

With the regular season in the rearview mirror, it is time for the NFL Playoffs to begin. The New York Giants will travel to face off against the Minnesota Vikings during Wild Card Weekend on Sunday, Jan. 15. Minnesota came out on top by a score of 27-24 in its regular season meeting against New York.

The Giants are the No. 6 seed in the NFC and enter looking to build momentum. New York has been up-and-down since starting the season 7-2. Meanwhile, the Vikings are the No. 3 seed in the NFC and aim to win it all for the first time in franchise history. Minnesota has won five of its last seven games.

Giants vs Vikings Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYG: (+140) | MIN: (-166)
Spread: NYG: +3 (-104) | MIN: -3 (-118)
Total: 48.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Super Bowl: NYG: +5500 | MIN: +3000

The Vikings enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Sunday afternoon clash also features the highest total on the Wild Card slate at 48.5 points.

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Giants vs Vikings Prediction & Pick

These two team have one obvious thing in common and that is an ability to win close games. The Vikings posted an outstanding 11-0 record in games decided by one possession, while the Giants come in not too far behind with a 8-4-1 record. This playoff game should come down to the wire, too.

The Giants have relied on their rushing attack to outscore opponents as they average 148.2 yards on the ground per game (No. 4 in NFL). On the other side, its a daunting pass attack that has kept the Vikings winning games. They average a reliable 263.8 yards through the air per game (No. 6 in NFL).

I'm going to take a gamble and back an upset in this matchup due to Minnesota's subpar defense. The Vikings are allowing the second-most yards per game (388.7) and the fourth-most points per game (25.1) this season. Their luck is going to run out if they cannot link together constant defensive stops.

Final Score Prediction: Giants: 28 | Vikings: 24

Giants vs Vikings Betting Trends

- The Giants are 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Giants' last five games in January.
- Minnesota is 5-0 straight up in its last five home games against the Giants.
- The total has hit the over in six of Minnesota's last seven games.

Giants vs Vikings Best Bet

This total ranks as the highest total on the Wild Card slate for a reason. As mentioned above, the Vikings have not been able to stop anyone from reaching the end zone this year. The Giants haven't fared much better, posting the fourth-worst total DVOA rating and allowing 21.8 points per game.

The total has hit the over in six of Minnesota's last seven games overall as well as in four of its last five games played in January. Over the last three weeks, the Vikings rank third in yards per game (393.7) and the Giants rank sixth (374.3). Neither team should have trouble moving the ball on Sunday.

Bet: Over 48.5 Points (-110)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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