This Sunday, the New York Giants will travel to face the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild-Card round of the NFL playoffs. This will be a rematch of one of the more exciting games of the season, which finished 27-24 in Week 16, with the Vikings hitting a game-winning field goal.
Based on how well each offense played in that game, there is a good chance there could be a repeat of that. The Vikings have been one of the better offenses, headlined by the connection between quarterback Kirk Cousins and wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
The Giants have been effective on the ground between running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones. Still, the Vikings’ weak secondary opens the passing game for an offense that has struggled to pass the ball.
Furthermore, this game could be down to the wire, leading to players giving it all throughout the 60 minutes.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Giants vs Vikings. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds for NFL Wild Card Playoffs Games.
Odds: Giants vs Vikings Props
- Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- Daniel Jones (NYG) Total Passing Yards
- Kirk Cousins (MIN) Total Passing Attempts
A Lot of Star Offensive Talent
This game will feature some of the top offensive players in the NFL. Barkley finished the regular season fourth in total rushing yards and 10 touchdowns and will have to be a significant factor in this game if the Giants have a chance. Jefferson led the league in receptions and receiving yards. Both players could be great bets to score touchdowns at any time, with Barkley’s odds at -110 and Jefferson’s +105.
Jones would be the sleeper bet, with odds at +210. In his last start, against the Indianapolis Colts, he contributed four touchdowns, two on the ground. While he used his arm more in the first meeting with the Vikings, his running in the red zone is a crucial part of the Giants’ offense. The Giants could emphasize dominating the trenches, and a mixture of Jones and Barkley runs could do that.
However, the best bet might be tight end T.J. Hockenson. The Giants have struggled to defend against tight ends, and Hockenson is proof of that, with 13 receptions, 109 yards, and two touchdowns in Week 16. That was two of his three touchdowns in his 10 games with the Vikings, but he has been a reliable red zone threat in his young career.
- Pick: T.J. Hockenson Anytime Touchdown +175
Daniel Jones (NYG) Total Passing Yards O/U 241½
Jones has not been the best passer in the NFL this season, nor has the offense relied on his arm in big games. However, one of the two games in which he was asked to make plays with his arm, throwing it over 40 times, was against the Vikings. That is because of how bad the Vikings’ secondary has been, allowing the second most passing yards per game.
In the first meeting, Jones had arguably his best game, with 334 yards, only his second game over 300 yards, and his sixth-best completion percentage. With Jones’ success in Week 16 passing the ball, it’s hard not to see them try to do that again.
- Pick: Over -120
Kirk Cousins (MIN) Total Passing Attempts O/U 36½
Despite the 13-4 record of the Vikings, their season has not been smooth sailing, with nearly every win has gone down to the wire. Most of the success has been because of Cousins, who has led a league-high eight comebacks. He has thrown the most pass attempts in his career this season.
Back in Week 16, he attempted 48 passes when the game was close late. It was one of eight games he passed over 40 yards, and in a Wild Card game that is projected to be tight, the Vikings will throw the kitchen sink at the Giants. Cousins has also hit the over on passing attempts in 12 of the last 15 games.
- Pick: Over -110