Giants vs. Vikings prediction and odds for NFL Week 16 (New York’s offense will thrive)

Dec 11, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New York Giants got a massive win on Sunday night against the Washington Commanders, and now have an inside track to a postseason berth.

Week 16 will see how they stack up against playoff level competition when they head to Minnesota to take on the Vikings.

Will they get the better of the Vikings after Minnesota came from behind this past Saturday?

Let’s take a look at the odds for this Christmas Eve showdown.

Giants vs. Vikings Odds, Spread, and Total

Giants vs. Vikings Betting Trends

  • Giants are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games
  • Giants are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games against Vikings
  • Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Vikings’ last six games
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams
  • Vikings are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games against NFC opponents

Giants vs. Vikings Prediction and Pick

This game will be a big challenge for the Giants, but if there’s one aspect of the team that I think will find major success on Saturday, it’s their offense. They have sneakily been one of the best red zone offenses in the NFL, scoring a touchdown on 62.5% of their red zone trips.

Now, they get a chance to tee off against one of the worst defenses in football. The Vikings are 31st in opponent yards per play, allowing 5.9 yards per snap. Bank on Daniel Jones having a big game, as he gets to face a Minnesota secondary that’s 30th in opponent yards per pass attempt.

With that being said, let’s be honest about the Giants shortcomings. Their defense, much like the Vikings defense, is nothing to write home about. They rank 28th in opponent yards per play, while also allowing 6 yards per play over their last three games.

So, I think the bet to make in this game is the OVER. Both defenses are amongst the worst in the NFL, and New York may need to turn this into a shootout to keep pace with the Vikings.

With the total still in the 40’s, I think the OVER is the play.

You can track Iain’s bets on Betstamp here.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.