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Giants Have Been a Risky Bet as an Underdog

With a playoff spot locked up, the Cowboys are on a path to land the top seed in the NFC and spoil the Giants’ playoff hopes on the way. Dallas has yet to lose on the road this season and enters the road game as the favorite. The Cowboys will look to add to an ugly trend for the Giants that’s seen them rack up just three outright wins in their last 20 games as an underdog.

Shark Bites
  • The Giants are 2-7 SU in their last nine games against teams with winning records.
  • Since 1996, the Cowboys are 1-6 ATS as a favorite on the road vs the Giants.
  • Sterling Shepard has scored a TD in three straight home games.

New York has had the edge in recent matchups between the teams, covering the spread in three of the last four and winning two straight SU, including a 20-19 win in Dallas in Week 1. A solid argument can be made that Dallas is a much better team since that game as their star rookies, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, have 12 games of experience under their belts and are among the best in the NFL at their respective positions.

The Giants had a six-game straight-up winning streak snapped vs the Steelers in Week 13 but are currently on a run that’s seen them go UNDER the total in four straight games. This matches up with a trend that’s seen the Cowboys go UNDER in nine of their last 11 road games, and with the total hovering in the 47.5 range, bettors will be interested to know that both teams have been stingy on defense lately, allowing less than 20 points per game over their last three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the New York Giants sat as 2.5-point underdogs at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 47.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 26-20 victory for the Cowboys. Or check out PredictionMachine.com for additional NFL picks from that industry leader in advanced analytics. 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 sit at 8-4 (5-5-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Cowboys are currently 11-1 (9-2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? New York is 3-9 OU, and Dallas is 5-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Dallas injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the New York Giants at No. 21 and the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Giants No. 23-ranked offense (20.42 PPG) against a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranks No. 5 at 19 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 249.75 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (276.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 71.8 yards per game. The New York Giants, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cowboys were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Vikings by a score of 17-15.

The Giants's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Eli Manning, but they were handed a 24-14 loss by Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 9 games
  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Giants is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Giants is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants's last 6 games
  • NY Giants is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 18th
New York home to Detroit, Sunday, December 18th