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Giants-Vikings odds: New York is the underdog in Wild Card round

Can the Giants get their first postseason win in a decade?

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, but they’ll be slight underdogs against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

DraftKings Sportsbook has the Vikings as -150 moneyline favorites with a 3-point spread. It’s one of three games with a spread of three points or less during Wild Card weekend.

The spread matches the three-point differential from Minnesota’s 27-24 home victory against the Giants in Week 16. Greg Joseph kicked a 61-yard field goal as time expired to thwart New York’s comeback attempt.

New York enters the game with its starters well-rested, having had nothing to play for against the Eagles in the regular season finale. Minnesota beat the Chicago Bears 29-13 on Sunday but remained the No. 3 seed after the San Francisco 49ers won their matchup.

The Giants already proved they can hang with the Vikings, and they’ll hope to get some key starters back from injury this time around. Safety Xavier McKinney has already returned from a hand injury, and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson could return from the sprained knee he suffered in Week 11.

The two teams are roughly even on paper as well. The Vikings are averaging 24.7 points per game to the Giants’ 21.8, but the Vikings have the NFL’s 31st-ranked defense with 25.9 points allowed per game. Sunday was the first time since Week 1 that the Vikings won a game by more than one possession.

For what it’s worth, the Giants opened the postseason with +5000 odds to win the Super Bowl. But before they worry about that, Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley will need to prove they can lead the franchise to its first playoff victory since the 2011 season.