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Giants Defense has been Kryptonite for Dak and Dallas

One of football’s greatest rivalries will kick off another year of Sunday Night Football with the Giants looking for a fourth straight win over the Cowboys. Dallas surprised many by going 13-3 SU last season, but two of those three losses were against the Giants, who effectively silenced the Cowboys’ flashy offense. Dallas averaged 13 points in the two games — much lower than their 26.6 points per game average in 2016.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Giants’ last nine games.
  • The Cowboys are 5-1 SU in their last six prime-time games.
  • The Giants are 1-5 SU in their last six games in Week 1.

Dak Prescott had two of his worst games of the season last year vs the Giants, posting a completion rate of 51.2 percent while throwing for just one touchdown in the two games. Even with stud running back Ezekiel Elliott expected to be active for the game, the pressure will be on Prescott to get the better of a defense that allowed just 18.9 points per game in 2016, good enough for fourth-best in the NFL.

With the spread hovering around the 3.5-point mark in favor of the Cowboys, bettors will be interested to know that recent games in this matchup have been tight, with four of the last five games being decided by three points or less. New York has been the team to back in those games, as the Giants went 4-0-1 ATS.

As for the total of 47.5 points, that’s about as sharp as it gets as the teams have combined to average 47.3 points per game in their last 10 matchups against each other. Perhaps a little bit of an edge, however, is that the OVER has hit in seven of the last eight games between the teams when they play in Dallas, with the teams combining to score an average of 59.37 points in those games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Dallas Cowboys in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 51 for Sunday.

NFL prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 29-14 result in favor of the Cowboys earlier in the week. Watch matchup reports and the picks page for any changes, due to injuries or suspensions this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Dallas battles the New York Giants, currently with a 11-6 mark (8-7-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 7-10 for the Cowboys and 5-12 for the Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs New York injuries news.

The Cowboys-Giants odds would favor the Cowboys if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 6 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Giants sit at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 26.59 PPG, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 18.94 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 230.71 yards per game, less than the Giants secondary allows through the air, 255.94 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the New York Giants own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92.44 yards per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Packers as Green Bay blasted them 38-13 in wild-card playoff action.

Last time out, Dak Prescott threw for 3 scores and 302 yards in a failed effort to defeat Green Bay at AT&T Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Giants is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • NY Giants is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Giants' last 9 games
  • NY Giants is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Dallas is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 7-13-2 ATS in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Detroit, Monday, September 18
Dallas at Denver, Sunday, September 17