NFL

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys

New York
Giants
0 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
0 - 1
September 16, 2018, 8:20 PM EDT
 | AT&T Stadium

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New York
Giants
0 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
0 - 1
September 16, 2018, 8:20 PM EDT
 | AT&T Stadium
  • Both coming off disappointing losses in Week 1 for completely different reasons, the Giants and Cowboys will renew their rivalry in Dallas for Week 2’s Sunday nighter. Dallas opened as a -3.5 favorite (has since moved to -3) and will be looking to continue a run that’s seen the Cowboys go 7-3 SU in their last 10 vs the Giants along with a 4-1 SU record in their last five hosting New York. That could be enough to sway bettors in the direction of Dallas but the safest bet might be on UNDER the total of 42.5.

    Shark Bites
    • The total has gone UNDER in the Giants’ last four games against the Cowboys (avg. combined score: 29.5).
    • The Cowboys are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games as a home favorite.
    • In two games vs the Giants last season, Dak Prescott threw for 600 yards and 4 TDs.

    Giants vs Cowboys Game Center

    My best bet for Giants vs Cowboys: UNDER 42.5

    After combining to score just 23 points in Week 1, it’s clear that both offenses have a lot of work to do on Sunday night, but improving upon uninspiring performances won’t be easy. Despite losing, each defense played respectable football as Dallas allowed just 16 points and 293 yards (fifth fewest in the league) while New York allowed just 13 points (not including the seven from the Myles Jack pick-six).

    Low scoring has been a trademark of this rivalry recently, as the teams have gone UNDER in four consecutive games. Those four games had an average combined score of just 29.5 points, including last season’s opener in Dallas, which the Cowboys won 19-3.

    Generating offense is an issue that Dallas might be carrying over from last season. In their final eight games in 2017, they scored fewer than 10 points on four occasions and averaged just 16 points per game in those contests, so Week 1’s eight-point performance could be a sign of things to come in 2018. It’s also worth mentioning Dak Prescott’s regression since his rookie season as he’s now thrown for fewer than 200 yards in seven of his last nine games.

    Finally, we can’t mention the inept Dallas offense without highlighting the demise of their once-great offensive line. Clearly, there’s some injuries at play, which won’t be resolved in time for this game, but the current unit allowed six sacks in Week 1. Combine that with the factors I mentioned above and I think we have more than enough evidence to support an UNDER play.

    A Difficult Decision for Spread Bettors

    With this game featuring a 3-point spread, I personally think it’s one of the tougher calls of the week, but I think New York has much greater big-play potential, so I lean their way. Saquon Barkley had a fantastic debut in Week 1, earning 128 total yards and a touchdown. Odell Beckham, meanwhile, showed no sign of the ankle injury that knocked him out for the season in 2017, catching 11 of 15 targets for 111 yards. In what I expect to be a low-scoring affair, a big play by either could be all it takes for the G-Men to cover the spread.

    Betting on Dallas as a home favorite has been an unprofitable bet over the past few seasons as the Cowboys are just 8-17 ATS in that spot since November 3, 2013.

    Are the Giants better than they were in 2017?

    One game is a tiny sample size but the Giants showed a few glimpses in Week 1 that they’ll be much more competitive this season — having a dynamic rookie RB and one of the top receivers in the league in the same huddle will do that. Let’s not forget that they went 11-5 SU in 2016 before they were completely ravaged by injuries and boneheaded coaching decisions by Ben McAdoo that derailed their 2017 campaign. There was still some boneheadedness (that’s a word, right?) vs the Jaguars, but all signs point to a better product in 2018, which is bad news for other NFC East teams in what could be a very tight division. 

Odds

Sunday, September 16 Sun Sep 16


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3.5
-110
+125
o43.5
-107
-3.5
-110
-143
u43.5
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3
-115
+131
o42
-105
-3
-105
-151
u42
-115

Edge Finder

21.21
Points Scored
26.84
187.11
Passing Yards
223.11
146.26
Rushing Yards
131.68
30:21
Time on Field
29:45
63.58
Number of Plays
65.42
5.24
Yards Per Play
5.42
21.21
Points Scored
26.84
2.79
First Quarter
5.11
6.05
Second Quarter
7.95
5.42
Third Quarter
6.05
6.95
Fourth Quarter
7.74
187.11
Passing Yards
223.11
30.63
Pass Attempts
32.95
20.26
Pass Completions
21.21
3.00
Sacks
1.53
16.42
Sack Yards
9.63
9.23
Yards Per Pass
10.52
146.26
Rushing Yards
131.68
29.95
Rush Attempts
30.95
4.88
Yards Per Rush
4.26
0.37
Interceptions
1.05
1.05
Fumbles
0.74
0.53
Fumbles Lost
0.26
0.89
Total Turnovers
1.32
5.89
Penalties
5.95
46.16
Penalty Yards
47.74
30:21
Time on Field
29:45
63.58
Number of Plays
65.42
5.24
Yards Per Play
5.42
4.37
Punts
4.00
45.42
Punt Average
48.24
52.32
Return Yards
55.32

Head To Head

NYG
Stat Type DAL
3-7
Record
7-3
4-5-1
ATS
5-4-1
6-4
O/U
6-4
19.70
Points Scored
24.40
101.90
Rush Yds
124.20
34.50
Pass Attempts
35.90
64.35
Completion %
64.90
230.10
Passing Yds
253.80
332
Total Yds
378
1.70
Turnovers
1.40
NYG
Stat Type DAL
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
0-3
O/U
0-3
7.67
Points Scored
18.67
76.67
Rush Yds
119.67
37.33
Pass Attempts
35.33
68.75
Completion %
57.55
197.67
Passing Yds
249.00
274.33
Total Yds
368.67
2.00
Turnovers
1.00
Dec 10/17 (1 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
10
Points Scored
30
+4
ATS
-4
42 o
O/U
42 u
102
Rush Yds
122
46
Pass Attempts
30
67.39
Completion %
66.67
228
Passing Yds
332
330
Total Yds
454
2
Turnovers
0
Sep 10/17 (2 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
3
Points Scored
19
+6
ATS
-6
46 o
O/U
46 u
35
Rush Yds
129
38
Pass Attempts
39
76.32
Completion %
61.54
198
Passing Yds
263
233
Total Yds
392
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 11/16 (3 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
10
Points Scored
7
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
47 o
O/U
47 u
93
Rush Yds
108
28
Pass Attempts
37
60.71
Completion %
45.95
167
Passing Yds
152
260
Total Yds
260
3
Turnovers
3
Sep 11/16 (4 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
20
Points Scored
19
-1
ATS
+1
48 o
O/U
48 u
113
Rush Yds
101
28
Pass Attempts
45
67.86
Completion %
55.56
203
Passing Yds
227
316
Total Yds
328
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 25/15 (5 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
27
Points Scored
20
-3
ATS
+3
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
132
Rush Yds
233
24
Pass Attempts
27
54.17
Completion %
62.96
157
Passing Yds
227
289
Total Yds
460
0
Turnovers
4
Sep 13/15 (6 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
26
Points Scored
27
+7
ATS
-7
52 o
O/U
52 u
99
Rush Yds
80
36
Pass Attempts
45
55.56
Completion %
80.00
190
Passing Yds
356
289
Total Yds
436
0
Turnovers
3
Nov 23/14 (7 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
28
Points Scored
31
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
89
Rush Yds
119
40
Pass Attempts
26
72.50
Completion %
69.23
328
Passing Yds
266
417
Total Yds
385
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 19/14 (8 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
21
Points Scored
31
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
104
Rush Yds
156
33
Pass Attempts
23
63.64
Completion %
73.91
248
Passing Yds
267
352
Total Yds
423
2
Turnovers
1
Nov 24/13 (9 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
21
Points Scored
24
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
202
Rush Yds
107
30
Pass Attempts
38
53.33
Completion %
60.53
154
Passing Yds
204
356
Total Yds
311
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 8/13 (10 of 10)
NYG
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
31
Points Scored
36
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
50
Rush Yds
87
42
Pass Attempts
49
64.29
Completion %
73.47
428
Passing Yds
244
478
Total Yds
331
6
Turnovers
1

Team Records

NYG
Record DAL
0-1
All
0-1
0-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
NYG
Record DAL
0-0
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-0
ATS
0-1
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
O/U
0-1
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1
NYG
Record DAL
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NYG
Record DAL
0-1
All
0-1
0-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00 pm EDT Mostly Cloudy
30ºC / 86ºF
65% Humidity
2% Precipitation
63% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Retractable
Field Image
Arrow Image 4
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018JAC15-20L+3/42.5L/U1142103241371683051
Dec 31, 2017WAS18-10W+5/41W/U26012138161136197-2
Dec 24, 2017ARI0-23L+3/38.5L/U43250293742152891
Dec 17, 2017PHI29-34L+7.5/40.5W/O754295041082333411
Dec 10, 2017DAL10-30L+4/42L/U1022283301223324542
Dec 3, 2017OAK17-24L+10/42.5W/U652002651192824011
Nov 23, 2017WAS10-20L+7/44L/U84861701222013230
Nov 19, 2017KC12-9W+10/44.5W/U112205317134229363-2
Nov 12, 2017SF21-31L-2.5/41.5L/O114260374186288474-1
Nov 5, 2017LAR17-51L+6/42.5L/O1112083191623114733
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018CAR8-16L+3/41.5L/U941382321471462930
Dec 31, 2017PHI6-0W-3.5/40W/U12917230170149219-1
Dec 24, 2017SEA12-21L-4.5/47L/U12815528376601363
Dec 17, 2017OAK20-17W-3/46P/U1262043301221712931
Dec 10, 2017NYG30-10W-4/42W/U122332454102228330-2
Nov 30, 2017WAS38-14W+1.5/46.5W/O1829327556224280-4
Nov 23, 2017LAC6-28L+1/46.5L/U79168247814345152
Nov 19, 2017PHI9-37L+6/47.5L/U1121132252151683834
Nov 12, 2017ATL7-27L+3.5/49L/U1071262331322043361
Nov 5, 2017KC28-17W-2.5/53.5W/U13124437568255323-1
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