Not only are there many great bets to be made on the sides and totals in the New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings wild-card matchup, but there are plenty of props to bet on as well.
From player props to game props, bettors have plenty to look forward to on Sunday.
Can Kurt Cousins give the Vikings another strong performance? How will Saquon Barkley do in his career first playoff game? Will we see a close game?
If bettors can correctly answer any of these questions, they stand to make a great deal of money if they bet the right props. Below, check out my Giants vs Vikings best prop bets.
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Giants vs Vikings Player Props
Saquon Barkley: Under Rushing Yards if 75.5 or Better
WAGER: 1.5 Units
As of Tuesday Jan. 10, props haven’t yet been set for Barkley, but PrizePicks has set a rushing yards total of 80.5 yards for the Giants star running back. Based on Barkley’s recent workload, this seems to be too high.
Barkley is one of the best running backs in the NFL. The issue is that the Giants don’t feed him the ball enough, and that is why I like the Under on his rushing yards prop.
In five of Barkley’s last seven games, he has had 15 or fewer carries. To go Over a rushing total of 80.5 yards, Barkley needs to either average 5.4 yards per carry, or get more carries.
For the season Barkley is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and the Vikings allow 4.5 yards per carry. Even though Minnesota has a weak run defense, I don’t see how Barkley gets enough touches on Sunday to go Over his rushing yards total, assuming it is set at 76 yards or higher.
Daniel Jones: Over Rushing Yards if 40.5 or Better
WAGER: 0.5 Units
Who is getting carries for the Giants when Barkley isn’t on the run? Frequently, quarterback Daniel Jones is a big part of the Giants rushing attack.
Jones averaged 7.5 carries, and 44.3 rushing yards per game this season. With Minnesota having a weak running defense, and Jones being prone to run the ball occasionally, the Over is worth a look if it’s at 40.5 yards or better.
Giants vs Vikings Prop Bets
Giants: 1st Drive Outcome: Punt (-140) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 2 Units
I like the Giants to beat the Vikings this weekend and have their spread and moneyline in my list of Giants vs. Vikings best bets. Even though I am bullish on the G-Men, I don’t expect them to get off to a quick start.
To play this angle of a slow Giants start, the best way to do so is to bet on them to punt on their first drive, even at the juicy price of -140. Most first drives for New York in their recent games have resulted in punts.
It will be a sweat similar to NRFI’s in baseball, but at -160 or better, it is worth betting on the first Giants drive resulting in a punt.
Team to Score Most Touchdowns: Tie (+265) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Vikings and Giants games have tended to be close this season. You wouldn’t know it from Minnesota’s 13-4 record, but they have allowed slightly more points than they have scored this season.
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If we see a close game like the last time these two teams played on Christmas Eve, we should see both teams score just as many touchdowns as each other. At +265, I like the payoff on both teams scoring the same number of TDs, and I would take that bet up to +200.