NFL Betting Preview
New York Giants (11-2) at Dallas Cowboys (8-5)
Sunday, 8:15PM Eastern
Written By: Jay Horne
SBG Global Betting Line- Dallas -3, 45 O/U
The New York Giants have already clinched the NFC East and they look to earn the right for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Giants have a first round bye in the playoffs and they play a Dallas Cowboys team that is in dire need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Cowboys are in a battle for perhaps the final wildcard position in the NFC and a loss would really hurt their chances. The Giants were upset last week by the Eagles and are ready to bounce back against the hungry Cowboys.
Dallas blew a 10 point lead with 7 minutes to go in the game last week against Pittsburgh. The loss really devastated the postseason outlook and the Cowboys must match-up better against the Giants than they did earlier this season. In the first meeting, New York pounded the Cowboys 35-14. Last week, QB Tony Romo struggled in the windy Pittsburgh weather. Romo and the high power offense need to have a big game this weekend to defeat most likely the best team in the NFC. The Cowboys have played horribly in the month of December over the years going 3-7 in their last 10 games in the final month of the year.
New York suffered a tough defeat from the Philadelphia Eagles last week 20-13 and will be trying to avoid another division defeat. The former Super Bowl Champions have been the class of the NFC all season led by quarterback Eli Manning. However, before last week’s game WR star Plexico Burress stirred up a bunch of media attention when he accidentally shot himself. The attention may have caused the Giants to lose focus, but things have settled down and New York will look to bounce back in a big way. The Giants have already clinched a first round bye in the playoffs, but another win would nearly guarantee home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
SBG Global Betting Line- Dallas -3, Total 45
The betting lines are favoring Dallas by 3 points primarily due to the fact this is a must win game and they should be giving their very best effort. The total for the contest has been posted at 45. The last meeting earlier in the season, the total in the game amounted to 49 points and this series has favored the over in recent years. The past 3 seasons the over total has gone on the over in 4 of 6 games.
Betting Stats –
Dallas has gone 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games and 4-2 SU in those 6 games as well. The Cowboys are only 6-12 ATS in their past 18 games while reaching the under total in 4 of the past 6 match-ups. New York is 7-1 ATS in their previous 8 games while having an amazing mark of 13-1 ATS in their last 14 games on the road. The Giants are an outstanding 14-1 SU in their last 15 games on the road. New York has also won the last 3 out of 4 games against the Cowboys.
Pick – New York Giants 3 out of 5 units