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    The Minnesota Vikings (13-4) and New York Giants (9-7-1) meet in the NFC Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

    Despite having a bottom-five scoring defense that ranks fifth-worst in the NFL (25.1 points allowed per game), the Vikings have had more success offensively, ranking eighth in the NFL by averaging 24.9 points per game. From an offensive perspective, the Giants are putting up 21.5 points per game (15th-ranked). They rank 17th in the NFL defensively (21.8 points given up per game).

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    Vikings vs. Giants Picks

    Currently, 28.3% of BetterPool users are picking the Giants to upset the Vikings, with 51.2% expecting the Giants to cover the 2.5-point spread on Sunday.

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    Game Info: Vikings vs. Giants

    • Game Day: Sunday, January 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium

    Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite over New York on Sunday and the over/under has been set at 48 points. Below are some betting trends and insights if you are planning on making a wager on the matchup.

    Betting Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings are 7-9-1 ATS this season.
    • In games this season they were favored by 2.5 points or more, the Vikings have a 5-5-1 record against the spread.
    • A total of 11 of the Vikings’ 17 games with a set total have hit the over (64.7%).

    Stats & Insights for Vikings

    • The Vikings own the seventh-ranked offense this year (361.5 yards per game), and they’ve been less effective defensively, ranking second-worst with 388.7 yards allowed per game.
    • With 25.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the NFL, the Vikings have been forced to rely on their eighth-ranked offense (24.9 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Despite having a bottom-five pass defense that ranks second-worst in the NFL (265.6 passing yards allowed per game), the Vikings have put up better results on offense, ranking sixth in the NFL by averaging 263.8 passing yards per game.
    • The Vikings are totaling 97.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 27th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 20th, surrendering 123.1 rushing yards per contest.
    • The Vikings are averaging a 41.2% third-down percentage on offense this year (12th in NFL), and they are surrendering a 38.1% third-down conversion rate (11th) on defense.
    • The Vikings sport the 10th-ranked offense in terms of yards per play this year (5.8), and they’ve been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst with 6.1 yards per play allowed.
    • The Vikings have the 12th-ranked turnover margin in the league at +2, forcing 25 turnovers (eighth in NFL) while turning it over 23 times (17th in NFL).

    Best Players for Vikings

    • Kirk Cousins: 4,547 PASS YDS / 267.5 YPG / 65.9% / 29 TD / 14 INT
    • Dalvin Cook: 264 CAR / 1,173 YDS / 69 YPG / 8 TD / 39 REC / 295 YDS / 17.4 YPG / 2 TD
    • Alexander Mattison: 74 CAR / 283 YDS / 16.6 YPG / 5 TD / 15 REC / 91 YDS / 5.4 YPG / 1 TD
    • Justin Jefferson: 128 REC / 1,809 YDS / 106.4 YPG / 8 TD
    • T.J. Hockenson: 86 REC / 914 YDS / 53.8 YPG / 6 TD
    • Adam Thielen: 70 REC / 716 YDS / 42.1 YPG / 6 TD
    • Danielle Hunter: 65 TKL / 12 TFL / 10.5 SACK / 3 PD
    • Eric Kendricks: 137 TKL / 8 TFL / 1 SACK / 6 PD
    • Patrick Peterson: 65 TKL / 3 TFL / 5 INT / 15 PD

    Betting Insights for Giants

    • The Giants are 13-4-0 ATS this year.
    • The Giants are 9-2 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • The Giants have hit the over in seven of their 17 games with a set total (41.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Giants

    • From an offensive perspective, the Giants are generating 333.9 total yards per game (18th-ranked). They rank 25th in the NFL on defense (358.2 total yards surrendered per game).
    • The Giants rank 15th in the NFL with 21.5 points per contest on offense, and they rank 17th with 21.8 points given up per contest on defense.
    • From an offensive perspective, the Giants are posting 185.7 passing yards per contest (26th-ranked). They rank 14th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (214 passing yards allowed per game).
    • The Giants’ run defense ranks 27th in the NFL with 144.2 rushing yards given up per game, but they’ve been bolstered by their offense, which ranks fourth-best by racking up 148.2 rushing yards per game.
    • The Giants rank 22nd in the NFL with a 36.8% third-down conversion percentage, but they’ve been lifted up by their defense, which ranks fifth-best by surrendering a 35.1% third-down rate.
    • The Giants rank 21st in the NFL with 5.5 yards per play on offense, and they rank 25th with 5.9 yards allowed per play on defense.
    • With 19 forced turnovers (25th in NFL) and 16 turnovers committed (second in NFL) this season, the Giants rank 11th in the NFL with a turnover margin of +3.

    Best Players for Giants

    • Daniel Jones: 3,205 PASS YDS / 200.3 YPG / 67.2% / 15 TD / 5 INT / 120 CAR / 708 RUSH YDS / 7 TD
    • Saquon Barkley: 295 CAR / 1,312 YDS / 82 YPG / 10 TD / 57 REC / 338 YDS / 21.1 YPG / 0 TD
    • Darius Slayton: 46 REC / 724 YDS / 45.3 YPG / 2 TD
    • Richie James Jr.: 57 REC / 569 YDS / 33.5 YPG / 4 TD
    • Isaiah Hodgins: 37 REC / 392 YDS / 39.2 YPG / 4 TD
    • Dexter Lawrence: 68 TKL / 7 TFL / 7.5 SACK / 3 PD
    • Julian Love: 115 TKL / 6 TFL / 1 SACK / 2 INT / 5 PD
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