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Cowboys vs Giants for NFC East title

The NFC East and a playoff spot is on the line in the final regular season game of the year as the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants.

The Giants upset the Jets last week to give themselves the inside track, while the Cowboys shut down in Week 16 to save themselves for this game. Of note, the Cowboys are 2-8 ATS past 10 Week 17 games.

On the Giants side, the OVER has been the best bet, as they are 9-2 past 11 Week 17 matches. The past 5 meetings of these NFC East rivals have all played OVER the total.
So far, about 65% of the betting public are siding with the Giants in this one according to the NFL consensus data here at OddsShark.com.

View Dallas vs NY Giants Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this one will find them as 2.5-point favorites , while the total sits at 46.5. The best Cowboys line of +3, +115 was at Bovada earlier today, along with tons of fun prop bets and a $100 free play bonus offer.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Giants, currently No. 24 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Cowboys, who rate No. 7 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26-22 victory for the Cowboys.

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Giants vs Cowboys Special Week 17 Props - courtesy of Bovada, check for the line updates

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Will Jason Garrett or Tom Coughlin be fired before the 1st Playoff game kicks off?      

Yes                  3/2     

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Will the team that scores first win the game between the Cowboys and Giants Week 17?           

Yes                  -165    

No                   +135  

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Who will throw more interceptions Week 17?      

Tony Romo (DAL) QB                      7/4      

Eli Manning (NYG) QB                     6/5      

Tie                                                       2/1     

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Who will record more Passing Yards Week 17?   

Tony Romo (DAL) QB                      10/13  

Eli Manning (NYG) QB                     1/1     

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Who will record more TD Passes Week 17?          

Tony Romo (DAL) QB                      6/5

Eli Manning (NYG) QB                     3/2      

Tie                                                       5/2     

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - Who will record more sacks Week 17?      

DeMarcus Ware (DAL)                      3/2      

Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG)                    3/2      

Tie                                                       7/4     

WEEK 17 SPECIALS - How many times will Jerry Jones be shown on TV during the game broadcast Week 17?           

Over/Under                 3.5

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 24.2 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 21.1 PPG. The Giants aerial game is averaging 293.5 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 238.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 97.1 yards per game. New York, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 20-7 result against the Eagles on December 24. The Cowboys failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Cowboys suffered a Week 16 loss against Philadelphia in their last game, falling 20-7 at Cowboys Stadium.

Last time out for New York, they were a 29-14 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. The Giants covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Victor Cruz hauled in 3 passes for 164 yards against the New York defense in the team's last game, leading New York over the Jets 29-14 on Saturday.

Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in January are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 5-5

New York Giants Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 4-6

A few Cowboys at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing NY Giants
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing Dallas
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
NY Giants are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Dallas