On Sunday, the NFC Wild Card round turns to Minnesota where we’ll see the Vikings and Giants face off for the second time this season. In this article, I’ll build a Same Game Parlay (SGP) for the game where we can boost our overall payout with a combination of bets. As always, don’t bet more than you’re willing to lose on these SGPs. While the payout can be great, the odds are high for a reason. Let’s get to work.
*Odds from FanDuel Sportsbook
Giants Vs. Vikings Same Game Parlay
What if Justin Jefferson goes nuclear in his first ever playoff game? Jefferson has had a magnificent season with 128 catches for 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns, and he’ll likely earn some MVP votes for his performance this year.
Jefferson has been quiet lately as he’s been held to 53 receiving yards over his last two games, but he torched the Giants with 12 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown when they played a few weeks ago. Fabian Moreau, in particular, got burned as he was credited with giving up seven catches for 78 yards and a score in coverage per PFF.
The Giants are hoping cornerback Adoree’ Jackson will return for this game, and he practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday, but he hasn’t played since November 20. Coming off almost two months off to face perhaps the best wide receiver in the NFL sounds like a brutal proposition for Jackson.
Minnesota will lean on Jefferson heavily in this game, and he’ll likely deliver as he has so many times this season. He’s been over 125 yards in seven of his 17 games this year, so getting +240 odds on that prop is great value.
I’ll add in Jefferson’s touchdown prop as well here. He is first in the NFL in red-zone targets, and he’s likely due for a touch of positive regression as he has six touchdowns in the painted area. Getting plus money on his touchdown prop in a playoff game is awesome.
If Jefferson is having a legacy type game here, the Vikings would be hard-pressed to lose. I still have issues with their defense and special teams, but Jefferson can deliver a win for his team in their home playoff opener, and we’ll add their ML here for more value.
- Justin Jefferson 125+ Receiving Yards (+240)
- Justin Jefferson Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+110)
- Minnesota Vikings Moneyline (-164)
NFL Wild Card Round Same Game Parlay Bankroll Builder – Giants vs. Vikings
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We had some mixed results with our bankroll builders earlier in the season, and I stopped including them, but I want to give it a shot in these articles for the playoffs. I’m testing these out for the Wild Card round to see if we can make some profit here, and I wouldn’t go overboard with tailing these as we’re still in the trial phase.
To start, let’s take the Vikings +7.5. The Giants have eight one-score wins this season, and even if they’re able to pull off the road win, it’s extremely difficult to picture it coming by more than one possession. The juice is heavy here, but we’re combining it with some other props to overcome that.
First, we’ll take a watered down line on Jefferson’s receiving yards. The last two weeks of the regular season notwithstanding, Jefferson had 50+ yards in 11 of his 17 games this season. In a playoff environment with everything on the line, Jefferson not getting to 50 receiving yards would be very surprising.
In addition, let’s grab Kirk Cousins’ passing yardage line. He had 200+ passing yards in all but three games this season. Two of those games were against the Cowboys and Jets, both of whom rank top five in pass defense DVOA. The Giants 22nd in that regard, and Cousins threw for 299 yards against them in Week 16.
Finally, let’s take a reduced line on Saquon Barkley’s rushing yards at 50+. He’s had 50+ yards in 13 of his 16 games this season, including an 84-yard game against the Vikings. Minnesota allowed him to run for 6.0 YPC in that game, and if he does that again, the 50-yard benchmark will be easy.
Feel free to mix and match with anything else that catches your eye in this game, but we’re looking at the following bankroll builder at +110 odds:
- Minnesota Vikings +7.5 (-560)
- Kirk Cousins 200+ Passing Yards (-550)
- Justin Jefferson 60+ Receiving Yards (-550)
- Saquon Barkley 50+ Rushing Yards (-440)