New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings - 1/15/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Vikings (13-4) vs New York Giants (9-7-1)

Game Info: Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Vikings -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings meet Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs NFL action at U.S. Bank Stadium. The New York Giants look for their first playoff win since the 2011 season. The Minnesota Vikings look for their first playoff win since the 2019 season.

The New York Giants have lost 4 of their last 5 road games. Daniel Jones is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Darius Slayton and Richie James have combined for 1,283 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Isaiah Hodgins has 33 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 148.2 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 21.8 points and 358.2 yards per game. Julian Love leads the New York Giants with 124 tackles, Dexter Lawrence has 7.5 sacks and Dane Belton has 2 interceptions.

The Minnesota Vikings have won 4 straight home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 4,547 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen have combined for 2,525 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, while K.J. Osborn has 60 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 97.7 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 1,173 yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 25.1 points and 388.7 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 137 tackles, Danielle Hunter has 10.5 sacks and Harrison Smith has 5 interceptions.

The Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Vikings are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 33-15-3 in Giants last 51 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Vikings last 7 games overall. The road team is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

I'm not excited about backing the Giants on the road here, but we're getting a free field goal to fade the Vikings. Yes, the Minnesota Vikings won 13 games, but they also have a -3 point differential on the year. The Vikings also have this weird thing where they choke in the postseason, and Kirk Cousins usually doesn't play well in big spots like this. Anything can happen in this game. I want the points in my back pocket.

Randy’s Pick New York Giants +3

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