The Minnesota Vikings head into Wild Card Weekend with uncertainty on the offensive line as they prepare to host the New York Giants. Minnesota was down to its third-string center on Sunday, and it’s questionable whether we’ll see starter Garrett Bradbury against the Giants. The Vikings and Giants faced earlier this season during Week 15, in a game the Vikings won 27-24 at Minnesota on a 61-yard field goal. The Vikings opened as favorites by a full field goal in the rematch. Below, you can find all Minnesota Vikings odds for the playoffs. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.
Giants at Vikings Odds: Spread, Total and Moneyline
The Minnesota Vikings are favorites hosting the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings opened at -3.5 in Week 15, which puts this number in perspective. With that said, the Vikings rank 28th overall per DVOA, while NYG ranks 21st. The Vikings have more of a home-field advantage edge than most teams, but the market is no longer handing out three points for home-field. Expect this spread to move toward 2.5 before heading to 3.5.
The total for this contest opened at 48.5 and has seen some action on the under. The number currently sits at . The total opened at 47.5 in Week 15 and went over at 51 points.
The moneyline opened with Minnesota favored at -165, and NYG a +140 underdog.
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Minnesota Vikings 2022 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds||Closing Line||Final Score|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 11||vs. Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||+1.5||-2||Vikings 23, Packers 7|
|Week 2||Monday, Sept. 19||at Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 p.m. ET||+2.5||+2.5||Eagles 24, Vikings 7|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 25||vs. Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET||-5||-6.5||Vikings 28, Lions 24|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 2||vs. New Orleans Saints (London)||9:30 a.m. ET||-1||-4||Vikings 28, Saints 25|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 9||vs. Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET||-4.5||-8.5||Vikings 29, Bears 22|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 16||at Miami Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||+3||-3||Vikings 24, Dolphins 16|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 23||BYE||BYE|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 30||vs. Arizona Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||-1||-4||Vikings 34, Cardinals 26|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 6||at Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET||PK||-3||Vikings 20, Commanders 17|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 13||at Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET||+7.5||+6.5||Vikings 33, Bills 30|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 20||vs. Dallas Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||PK||+2||Cowboys 40, Vikings 3|
|Week 12||Thursday, Nov. 24||vs. New England Patriots||8:20 p.m. ET||-1.5||-2.5||Vikings 33, Patriots 26|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 4||vs. New York Jets||1 p.m. ET||-4.5||-3||Vikings 27, Jets 22|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 11||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET||-2||+2.5||Lions 34, Vikings 23|
|Week 15||Saturday, Dec. 17 OR Sunday, Dec. 18||vs. Indianapolis Colts||TBD||PK||-3.5||Vikings 39, Colts 36|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 25||vs. New York Giants||1 p.m. ET||-5|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 1||at Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||+5.5|
|Week 18||Saturday, Jan. 7 OR Sunday, Jan. 8||at Chicago Bears||TBD||-1.5|
Vikings 2022 offseason moves
Key signings: EDGE Za’Darius Smith, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Chandon Sullivan, OL Chris Reed
Re-signings: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Adam Theilen, CB Patrick Peterson
Trades: WR Jalen Reagor
Key losses: SAF Xavier Woods, LB Nick Vigil
Key draft picks: SAF Lewis Cine, CB Andrew Booth Jr., OL Ed Ingram, RB Ty Chandler, WR WR Jalen Nailor
How to bet on the Minnesota Vikings
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Vikings -125
- Eagles +180
The Vikings are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -125), requiring a $125 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Eagles are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $280 total for a $100 bet ($180 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Vikings -1.5 (-110)
- Cardinals +1.5 (-110)
In this example, Minnesota is favored by 1.5 points, indicated by “-1.5.” If the Vikings win the game 31-28, the Vikings (-1.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Cardinals keep the game within two or win outright– say they win 37-34– the Cardinals (+1.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Vikings’ Week 5 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks had a projected point total of 54.5 points. Minnesota lost the game 27-26, resulting in 53 total points. Those that bet under the point total would have cashed out that week.
Minnesota’s defense was a liability for most of the season, showing that they were susceptible to being lit up from Week 1. However, outside of a couple games, the Vikings were also capable of piling up points thanks to a trio of weapons in Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, and Adam Theilen. The combination of a lethal offense and vulnerable defense led to Minnesota often seeing higher than league average point totals, often between 48 and 54 points.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Vikings (-130) were favored against the Broncos (+175) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Vikings to win would win $7.69.
However, say the Vikings fell to a big 24-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to costly turnovers or special teams gaffes). Odds may swing in favor of the Broncos, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Vikings to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Minnesota (+130) at halftime and the Vikings pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $7.69 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Broncos (+175) in that game, but Minnesota jumps out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Minnesota (-210) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Vikings 2021 recap
Record: 8-9, Second in the NFC North
Record ATS: 9-8
Over/under record: 11-6
The Vikings learned two things on 2021: Justin Jefferson is a certifiable superstar and Mike Zimmer is not their guy. The Vikings were well in playoff contention during the last couple weeks of the season, but ultimately came up short. With their roster, it felt like a disappointment and Zimmer took the fall for it. A 4-2 mark in the NFC North wasn’t enough to change the mind of ownership. Kirk Cousins sat near the top of many stat boards this season, but whether or not Minnesota will retain him is up in the air.