Giants host Cowboys in NFL betting
The New York Giants were left for dead after an 0-6 start. But the Giants head into Sunday’s home game against Dallas Cowboys very much in the NFC East race and primed to become the first team to ever start worse than 0-4 and still make the playoffs.
The Giants began the week as around 2-point favorites over the rested Cowboys, who are coming off a bye. The Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in the past 8 seasons following a bye week.
Dallas needed a break after being dismantled by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football.
Dallas opened the season with a 36-31 home win over the Giants. The Cowboys picked off Giants QB Eli Manning four times in the game and still only won by five points.
Manning and the Giants appear to be a completely different team this week. They have won four straight, with Manning reigning in the interceptions and the defense vastly improved.
For totals bettors, seven of the past nine meetings played OVER the total. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are 6-2 ATS ih their past eight games as underdogs.
Supporters of the Cowboys have seen them go 5-5 and 7-3 ATS so far this season, while the Giants are at 4-6 and 4-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Giants are 5-5, while the Cowboys are 5-5.
The Giants sit at No. 27 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cowboys are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 24-17.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 49-17 loser as they battled the Saints on the road. The Cowboys failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 66 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Victor Cruz did much of the damage, producing 110 receiving yards as New York beat the Packers 27-13 at MetLife Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (19.2 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 25 at 25.8 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 243.7 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (313 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 139 yards per game. New York, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.
A few Cowboys at Giants trends to consider:
Dallas is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Dallas's last 16 games on the road
Dallas is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games when playing NY Giants
NY Giants is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Giants is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Giants is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Giants's last 7 games at home
Dallas home to Oakland, Thursday, November 28th
New York at Washington, Sunday, December 1st