'Boys vs. Giants Pick
The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will square off at 4:15PM ET on Sunday in a battle between two potential NFC East playoff contenders.
The Cowboys beat the Raiders 24-7 in Week 12 as 13.5-point favorites, while the combined score fell under the posted total of 40 points. Tony Romo threw for 309 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while Miles Austin hauled in seven passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. Felix Jones chipped in 68 yards and a touchdown run in the win.
The Giants were beat 26-6 by the Broncos in Week 12 as a 5-point favorite, while the combined score fell under the posted total of 42.5 points. Lawrence Tynes finished with field goals of 39 and 52 yards in the loss.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Cowboys 1.5-point favorites over the Giants in Week 13. The over/under total for this game has been set at 45.5 points.
The Giants are 0-5 in their last five games and just 1-4-1 in their last six games at home. However, Dallas is 1-4 against the number in its last five games when playing on the road against New York, so the trends don’t favor either team in this matchup.
The Giants are a mess right now, but they’ll get up for the Cowboys at home in what is being deemed a must-win. The G-Men beat the Cowboys earlier in the year and crushed them 35-14 in New York the last time these two teams met.
Eli Manning should have a more productive game than he did last week and the defense has to start playing better at some point because they’re too good to consistently be this bad.
Our free pick prediction for this game is the Giants +1.5 and the over 45.5. We see a shootout in this one, much similar to the 33-31 outcome in Week 2 of the season when these two teams played in Dallas.
Our NFL Week 13 Free Pick for this matchup is: NEW YORK GIANTS +1.5 and UNDER 45.5.
361 Dallas Cowboys –1.5 Over 45.5
362 New York Giants +1.5 Under 45.5
Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
NY Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
NY Giants are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Dallas
[OT] 09/07/2009 - Robert Brewster PUP list ( Pectoral )
[LB] 08/22/2009 - Brandon Williams IR ( ACL )
[LB] 09/06/2009 - Stephen Hodge IR ( Knee )
[OT] 11/16/2009 - Marc Colombo out 6 weeks ( Ankle )
[S] 11/22/2009 - Mike Hamlin expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Head )
[S] 12/03/2009 - Ken Hamlin is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. NY Giants ( Ankle )
[RB] 08/31/2009 - Andre Brown IR ( Achilles )
[DT] 09/04/2009 - Jay Alford IR ( Knee )
[S] 09/24/2009 - Kenny Phillips IR ( Knee )
[LB] 11/11/2009 - Gerris Wilkinson IR ( Wrist )
[RB] 11/29/2009 - Ahmad Bradshaw "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Ankle )
[LB] 12/01/2009 - Antonio Pierce IR ( Neck )
[S] 11/29/2009 - Michael Johnson injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Groin )
[QB] 11/30/2009 - Eli Manning probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Foot )
[WR] 11/30/2009 - Mario Manningham "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[RB] 12/02/2009 - Danny Ware expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas ( Concussion )
[WR] 12/02/2009 - Derek Hagan "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Hamstring )
Posted: 12/6/09 3:10PM ET