New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 1/15/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wildcard
Game: New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (-3)
U.S. Bank Stadium is the site where the Minnesota Vikings (13-4) will attempt to defeat the New York Giants (9-7-1) on Sunday. Minnesota opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5.
The New York Giants come into this matchup with a record of 9-7-1 for this season. When they last took the field, the Giants took the field against the Eagles and went home with a loss by a final score of 22-16. Davis Webb finished 23/40 with 168 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 75.8 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Gary Brightwell was the leader on the ground for the Giants with 11 carries for 60 yards (5.5 yds per carry). Lawrence Cager had an average of 8.6 yds per reception by earning 69 yards on 8 receptions. The New York Giants ended up rushing 21 different times and amassed 129 yards, which came out to an average of 6.1 yards per carry. Overall, they tallied 63 plays which gave them 284 yds. New York conceded 20 completions on 35 tries for 207 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. On the ground, the Giants gave up 135 yards on 34 attempts, which calculates to 4.0 yards per rush allowed.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the New York Giants have an average of 21.5 points per game. As a team they have an average of 148.2 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 4th in the league. The Giants have attained 5,676 total yards for this campaign. New York has recorded 170 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 106 infractions for 827 yds. They have turned the ball over 16 times (6 picks and 10 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New York has earned 17 touchdowns through the air and 21 rushing touchdowns.
The Giants are sitting in 18th in the NFL in relation to team defense, conceding 21.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush on the ground and 144.2 yards on the ground per contest for the season. For the season, they have given up 2,451 running yards through 17 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Giants have surrendered 3,638 yards which has them sitting in 15th in football. They are conceding 214.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.4%. In total, they have surrendered 358.2 yards per game ranking them 25th in the league. They have given up 21 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Vikings head into this matchup 13-4 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Vikings got the victory with a final of 29-13 against the Bears. Kirk Cousins (1 TD) ended the game with 225 yards on 17/20 passing while his QB rating was 130.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.3 yds. Alexander Mattison carried the football 10 times for 54 yds, finishing the game with 5.4 yds per attempt for Minnesota. K.J. Osborn had the best day in terms of receiving for the Vikings, grabbing 5 footballs for 117 yards (23.4 yards per catch). Minnesota rushed for 3.7 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 141 yards on 38 carries. The Vikings finished the game with a total of 482 yds while running 71 plays (6.8 yards per play). The Vikings secondary conceded a completion percentage of 48.1%, surrendering 141 yards on 13 for 27 through the air. Minnesota surrendered 22 attempts on the ground for 118 yds (5.4 yds per carry).
In terms of putting points on the board, the Vikings currently rank 8th in football averaging 24.9 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Vikings currently sit at 4,484 yards via the pass along with an average of 263.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 6th in the league. They average 97.7 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,661 yards for this season. The Minnesota Vikings average 361.5 yards per contest which has them ranked 7th in the NFL. The Minnesota offense has 689 yards of penalties on 88 violations, which is good for 24th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 15 picks while allowing opponents to recover 8 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 244 first downs.
The Vikings are relinquishing 25.1 PPG, which has them sitting 28th in the league. They have conceded 23 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 265.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 31st in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 427 points in total. Minnesota has given up a total of 2,093 rushing yards (123.1 yards per game) as well as 18 touchdowns by ground for the season. The Vikings defense taken the field for 1,118 plays, which ranks 31st in the NFL. Their defense has compiled 25 turnovers (10 fumbles recovered and 15 interceptions) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Vikings -3 and over 47.5 total points
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