There aren’t many rivalries like that of the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. They’ll renew that rivalry on Sunday Night Football in Week 12. Dallas has opened up as a 2.5-point choice of the oddsmakers. The ‘total’ has been set at 47.
COWBOYS – NY GIANTS SNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 12 2014:
Dallas is coming off of its bye week, which will only surely help as well, especially after the physical game which the Giants played last week in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers. On top of that, QB Eli Manning is coming off of a five-interception game, and if history repeats itself, he could be set to go on a horrid stretch for the G-Men.
2. Why the NY GIANTS will cover the spread: It’s really tough to justify right now how the Giants are going to win games like these. They have failed to cover or win five games in a row, and they haven’t come closer than six in any of those duels.
However, if you’re looking for bright spots for Big Blue, there are some weapons here offensively. RB Rashad Jennings is healthy, and he carried the full workload last Sunday against the Niners. WR Odell Beckham Jr. scored two touchdowns when these two teams met in Week 7, and he could be in line for another really good game this week as well.
3. Total Talk Cowboys/Giants: The Giants had watched three straight games go past the ‘total’ before last week when they played to just a total of 26 points against San Francisco.
Dallas started off the year with two straight ‘under’ games, but since that point, it is 5-2-1 for ‘over’ backers. Four straight games in this series have made it past the ‘total’ as well.
4. Betting Trends for Cowboys/Giants: We have seen the Cowboys dominate in this series over the course of the last year and a half. They are 3-0 SU and ATS in the three games these two have played, and as we mentioned earlier, all three have managed to go past the number. The Giants are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five, and the favored team in their games is now 6-0 SU and ATS.
Dallas has been a good cover team this season, going 6-3 ATS in its last nine games, including picking up that 31-21 victory at home back on October 19th. In games which Romo has both started and finished, the Cowboys are 6-1 ATS since losing in Week 1 of the season to the 49ers.
Cowboys 30 – Giants 17