Upsets are always popping up in the NFL and they could become more popular in week 17 as teams are playing in some very important games on the schedule. In fact, the most important game on the board is the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.
This is essentially a playoff game as the winner will go to the playoffs with the loser catching bus to start an early vacation. The upset in week 17 in the NFL is the Dallas Cowboys over the New York Giants.
The big news is the injury to Tony Rom, but he will play in this game. The real injury concerns should be with the Giants as they have a series of injuries that can effect this game. The Cowboys overall seem to be healthier than the Giants and will play tough on the road.
The Cowboys are in a great spot for this game when it comes to the sports betting trends. The Cowboys are 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games as an underdog, 7-2-1 ATS when playing a team with a winning record, and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.
In this series the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings. The Giants are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0 and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite of 0.5-3.0. The Giants beat the Cowboys on the road but they needed a late comeback. They won’t get that comeback this week as the Cowboys hold on for the win and the upset.