Free NFL Picks Today: Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants 12/24/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants 12/24/22
Sat 24th December 2022

The Minnesota Vikings (11-3, 7-1 Home) host the New York Giants (8-5-1, 4-2-0 Away) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday. The Vikings are four-point favorites, and the total is 48. New York is coming off a 20-12 win over the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field on Sunday. Daniel Jones was 21 of 32 for 160 yards.

Saquon Barkley ran 18 times for 87 yards and a touchdown. He added five receptions for 33 yards. Richie James Jr. caught four passes for 42 yards. Minnesota beat the Indianapolis Colts 39-36 at U.S. Bank Stadium last Saturday. Kirk Cousins threw for 460 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Dalvin Cook carried 17 times for 95 yards and added four catches for 95 yards and a receiving TD. K.J. Osborn also scored once. He was targeted 16 times, hauling in 10 receptions for 157 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2019, a 28-10 win for the Vikings.


The Giants are averaging 20.5 points per game for the season, 20th in the NFL, and they are facing a Vikings defense that has surrendered 24.9 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, Minnesota has scored 25.1 points a game this season, eighth in the league, and New York is allowing 22.3 PPG (14th).

The Giants rank 27th in the league in passing yards per game (196.6) and sixth in rushing (146.2). The best opportunities are likely to come through the air, as the Vikings are 31st in the league in passing yards allowed per game (293.4).

Against the run, Minnesota is 18th (120.4).Minnesota has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 279.7 passing yards per game (5th), while ranking 28th in rushing yards (95.4). The Giants are allowing 231.4 passing yards (16th) and 150.4 rushing yards per game (30th).


Through 14 games, Daniel Jones has thrown for 12 touchdowns (4 INT) and 192.4 yards per game to lead New York in passing. In six away games this season, he has four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 195.2 yards passing.

Saquon Barkley leads the team in rushing with an average of 83.6 yards a game over 14 games. He has nine touchdowns on the ground. Darius Slayton is the Giants’ leading receiver with 57.4 yards a game and two TDs. Kirk Cousins has 24 passing touchdowns (11 INT) with 272.7 yards per game through 14 games to lead Minnesota.

In eight home games this season, he has thrown for 15 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 262.8 yards. Dalvin Cook has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 74.6 yards a game through 14 games.

He has 10 total touchdowns, eight rushing and two receiving. Justin Jefferson has been a workhorse in the Vikings’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 115.9 yard per game average through 14 appearances. Justin Jefferson is averaging 11.3 targets per game (7.9 receptions).

SportsTips’ NFL Pick:

Minnesota Vikings -4.5 (-110)

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