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Can the Giants move on from the drama to secure win vs Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys will visit the New York Giants in Week 14 and, typically, this should be a heated divisional matchup but most of the focus has been off the field and not on it. The Giants’ quarterback shuffle and housecleaning of their GM and head coach has left an even larger cloud over the 2-10 SU squad. The G-Men opened as 4-point home dogs at MetLife Stadium.

SHARK BITES
  • The favored team is 6-1 SU in the last seven games in this matchup.
  • The Cowboys are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against their division on the road.
  • The Giants are 0-9 SU in their last nine games vs the NFC.

While on paper this should be an easy matchup for Dallas, bettors shouldn’t immediately rush to place a wager on the Cowboys. America’s Team took care of business last week against the Redskins but it’s hard to forget their performance the previous three games (0-3 SU and ATS) without Ezekiel Elliott and Sean Lee. Missing those two players has put them behind the 8-ball and their chances to make the playoffs are slim at best. But Lee is expected back this week and backup running back Alfred Morris did his best Zeke impression in Week 13, which should give them hope to tread water while waiting for Elliott to return.

Meanwhile, the New York Giants have had enough drama in the last two weeks to make the creators of Riverdale blush. They are expected to reinstate Eli Manning as their starter so that should at least be an upgrade over Geno Smith. But the problems for the Giants go far deeper than quarterback. Their defense is supposed to be their bread and butter but they rank in the bottom five in rushing yards and passing yards allowed this season. At this point, it would be very difficult to support endorsing a wager on the Giants.

The total opened at 41 points and an interesting note for bettors is the UNDER has hit in three straight games in this matchup. The Giants only average just over 15 points per game this season and have topped 20 points once in their last seven games. While the Cowboys dropped 38 on the Redskins, it’s hard to overlook their performance in the previous three games where they managed a total of only 22 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Giants were 6.5-point underdogs at oddsmaker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 41 for OVER/UNDER totals betting.

OddsShark NFL prediction models pointed to a 25-17 result in favor of the Cowboys on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Giants are 2-10 so far on the season, and 5-7 vs the point spread. The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, are 6-6 and 6-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen New York go 5-7 and the Dallas Cowboys go 6-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Dallas injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Giants and the No. 21-ranked Cowboys, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 15.64 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 24.55 PPG. The Giants aerial game is averaging 204.64 yards per game, less than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 235.73 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 102.2 yards per game. The Giants, meanwhile, rank No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Dallas got a 127-yard performance from Alfred Morris as a key part of its 38-14 win over Washington.

The Giants suffered a Week 13 loss against Oakland in their last game, falling 24-17 at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Dallas's last 22 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New York
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
  • New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Oakland, Sunday, December 17
New York home to Philadelphia, Sunday, December 17

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