NFL Week 16 Betting Preview: New York Giants At Minnesota Vikings Odds

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on December 24, 2022
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One of the marquee matchups of Week 16 is the battle of two NFC playoff teams, with the 8-5-1 New York Giants heading into Minnesota to play the 11-3 Vikings. Giants at Vikings odds have Minnesota as a spread favorite with New York on the moneyline to win the game. The total is .

With the Vikings coming off their insane 33-point comeback in the second half last week, and the Giants coming off a key victory on Sunday Night, this matchup will be key for determining how the NFC playoff picture will shake out.

Giants vs. Vikings Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

This Giants vs. Vikings odds table effectively shows all the legal sportsbook MNF odds for each of the three main markets – spreads, totals, and moneylines – so that bettors can know what they’re getting is the best price. Just use the dropdown menu to toggle between the type of bet you want, and then make sure you’re getting the best price when you bet.

If you’re looking at spreads, getting an extra half point on either side can make or break the difference, and getting the best side of a total points market can be crucial as well. When it comes to Moneyline betting, you always want to get the best number possible – all three things that the easy comparison points of the odds table allow.

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Giants vs. Vikings Player Props

The props tool enables bettors to effectively track Giants Vikings odds across sportsbooks for every player prop, to make sure that bettors aren’t missing out on a better total, or a better value, on a player prop.

Whether it’s getting a total you want to bet an Over on 5 yards lower, or a line where you have to pay less juice, the Props tool enables bettors to make sure they’re not missing out on the best available SNF odds.

Giants vs. Vikings Betting News & Angles

Vikings Vs. Giants Injury Report

Minnesota Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Eric KendricksLBLower legQuestionable73.5
Garrett BradburyCBackOut67.6
Cameron DantzlerCBAnkleQuestionable55.3

New York Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Adoree’ JacksonCBMclOut60.1
Shane LemieuxOGToeOut41.0

Vikings Offense Vs. Giants Defense

Vikings OffenseStats (Rank)Giants Defense
25.1 (8)Points/Gm22.3 (14)
0.4 (1)Points/Play0.4 (14)
354.6 (13)Yards/Gm367.3 (26)
259.2 (7)Pass Yards/Gm216.9 (16)
95.4 (28)Rush Yards/Gm150.4 (30)
5.4 (15)Yards/Play5.8 (26)
6.5 (15)Yards/Pass6.6 (14)
4.1 (24)Yards/Rush5.4 (31)
40.0% (16)3rd Down %34.9% (5)
63.5% (7)Red Zone %50.0% (4)
17 (13)Turnovers17 (16)
41 (27)Sacks32 (18)

Giants Offense Vs. Vikings Defense

Giants OffenseStats (Rank)Vikings Defense
20.5 (20)Points/Gm24.9 (28)
0.3 (15)Points/Play0.4 (14)
325.2 (22)Yards/Gm399.2 (32)
179.0 (28)Pass Yards/Gm278.8 (31)
146.2 (6)Rush Yards/Gm120.4 (17)
5.1 (23)Yards/Play5.9 (29)
6.1 (26)Yards/Pass7.5 (30)
4.7 (10)Yards/Rush4.4 (14)
37.2% (23)3rd Down %38.3% (13)
62.5% (8)Red Zone %55.8% (16)
13 (1)Turnovers21 (8)
44 (28)Sacks33 (17)

Giants vs. Vikings Betting Insights

Reasons The Giants Can Cover The Spread

The Vikings haven’t proven that they can reliably cover these sorts of spreads – they closed last week as 3.5 point favourites against the Colts. The idea that the Colts should be getting the same spread against the Vikings as the Giants seems absurd, especially after the market was too low on New York last week.

The Giants’ weakness is a bad offensive line against the pass rush, but with the Vikings bottom 10 in Pressure Rate despite blitzing in the top 10 most frequently, that’s mitigated. And, shockingly, the Giants actually have the better Quarterback this season by both EPA/Play and the EPA/Completion Percentage Above Expectation (CPOE) metrics.

Reasons The Vikings Can Cover The Spread

The Vikings offense – when it’s playing well – looks like a top of the league unit. It’s undeniable that the Colts did drop into a prevent defense for much of the second half, but they did still score all their points in the second half and Overtime.

The Vikings do have the best weapon on the field in this game in Justin Jefferson, and assuming the Vikings probably gameplan him into open space, then the Vikings should be able to score at ease.

Reasons to bet the over

Neither defense is particularly impressive – Giants are bottom 10 by both DVOA and PFF grades, and the Vikings have been sliced apart in recent times by Jared Goff and Mac Jones – and would have been by Mike White if the Jets hadn’t gone 1/6 in converting Red Zone appearances to touchdowns.

With two unreliable defenses and playmakers on both offenses, the chances of a long ball to Jefferson or a long Barkley run speeding the game up is fairly high.

Reasons to bet the under

The Under comes in, likely, if these two teams start settling for field goals, which can happen. Both teams have roughly league average QB play per EPA, and with inconsistent offenses, it’s entirely possible this becomes a field goal kicking contest. Especially if the Giants focus on doubling Jefferson and/or Cousins’ propensity for bad interceptions rears its head again.

Giants vs. Vikings Props: Matchups To Watch For

Daniel Jones Rushing Yards: One of the ways the Giants have been able to manufacture offense this year is through Daniel Jones’ rushing output. With him able to extend plays and drives with his feet, that will be key with his near-worst in the league offensive line. Getting out of the pocket against a team that blitzes in the top 10 most frequently should give Dimes running lanes without too many defenders to stop him.

Final Thoughts

The Giants just aren’t as bad of a team as the Colts, and right now the line is the same as the closing line last week.

The Vikings are still the same team they’ve always been – good, but much more lucky than their record indicates. If they don’t get that fourth down stop against Indy, or the Jets don’t drop an end zone touchdown with seconds left, or Josh Allen cleanly gets that snap, then they’d be seen entirely differently.

The Giants have been lucky too, but the idea that the Giants and Colts are equal, and that the spread should be the same for those two teams is absurd. Danny Dimes is not nearly as bad as his reputation, and Cousins isn’t good by the advanced numbers. It’s an absurd price.

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