Minnesota VIkings vs New York Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 15 (1/15) NFL
- Lm Tipster
- Jan 15, 2023, 4:29:04 PM
|Time||4:30 p.m. EST|
|Giants money line||+125|
|Giants spread||+3 (-110)|
|Vikings money line||-150|
|Vikings spread||-3 (-110)|
|Over / under||48|
2022 season stats
|New York Giants||Minnesota Vikings|
|Road / home record||4-4||8-1|
|Points per game||21.5||24.5|
|Points allowed per game||21.8||25.7|
|Pass yards per game||187.3||258.3|
|Rush yards per game||149.3||95.0|
|Total yards per game||336.7||351.3|
|Total yards allowed per game||358.7||396.0|
The New York Giants will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium for the NFC Wild Card Playoffs. These teams faced each other in the regular season at Minnesota where the Vikings took the win 27-24. T.J. Hockenson had a career-high 13 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns from Kirk Cousins, who threw for a third score to Justin Jefferson with 3 minutes to go that was set up by a blocked punt and gave the Vikings an eight-point lead.
New York Giants
The Giants get here with a 9-7-1 record and have lost 6 of their last 10 games. Last week they lost against the Eagles 48-22 at home. Daniel Jones averages 200 yards per game while completing 67% of his attempts for a passing average of 6.8 yards. The Giants' pass play percentage and throwing yards per game are among the lowest in the league. Saquon Barkley rushed for 1,312 yards with 10 touchdowns and Darius Slayton had 724 yards receiving and two touchdown receptions
Defensively, They rank 15th in the league in allowing 214 yards per game through the air. The rush defense is subpar, allowing 144.7 yards per game and ranking 28th. New York finished the regular season with 41 quarterback sacks and six interceptions.
The Vikings won 7 of their last 10 games in the regular season and are 8-1 at home so far this season ranking 1st in the NFC North. Kirk Cousins has 4,547 yards passing with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Dalvin Cook led all rushers with 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns, while Justin Jefferson led all receivers with 1,809 yards and one touchdown reception.
Defensively, they have been struggling, allowing 25.7 points per game and they are last in opponent passing yards per game. They are allowing 5.9 yards per play on average this season, which is almost a league high. The Vikings are allowing 123 yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry on the ground.
NY Giants are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
NY Giants are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against Minnesota.
NY Giants are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
NY Giants are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Minnesota are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games.
Minnesota are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games against NY Giants.
The Giants struggled in the end of the regular season as they lost 5 of the last 8 games and tied one vs Washington. However, they have been great ATS on the road covering in 7 of their 8 road games. The Vikings had a great season and the offense is on fire but they haven't been able to stop the other teams as they're allowin 25.4 points per game. The last time these teams met the Giants almost beat them in Minnesota but the Vikings cameback to win it. The Giants are well rested for this game as their best players didn't play in the last week of the regular season so I expect them to make this game very competitive again but it's hard to go agaist the Vikings at home so I'll go with the over.
PICK: Over 48 (-110)
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