Cowboys vs. Giants Pick

Cowboys vs. Giants SNF Matchup to be Defensive Struggle? 12/11/16

Is the total in this Sunday Night Football's matchup between the Cowboys and Giants set too high for the 8:30PM ET kickoff?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are 3.5-point home underdogs versus the Cowboys after opening as a 3-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 47.5 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.

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The Cowboys have now won 11 straight games to get to 11-1 and within a victory over the Giants on Sunday night of clinching the NFC East. That said, they haven't covered the spread in back-to-back games despite being 9-3 ATS on the year. The under, meanwhile, has cashed in seven of their 12 games this season.

The Giants are coming off their first loss in six games, losing 24-14 in a lackluster performance against the Steelers last Sunday in Pittsburgh. The loss dropped New York's record to 8-4, which puts them three full games behind Dallas in the division. After failing to cover in two of their last three games, the Giants are also 6-5-1against the spread in their 12 games this season.

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OUR PREDICTION: The total for this game seems way too high given the Giants' struggles on offense and their stout play on defense this season. The over is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings between New York and Dallas, but the under is 4-0 in the Giants' last four games overall. The under is also 5-0 in the Cowboys' last five games in December and has cashed in nine of their last 11 road games. This matchup should be tight throughout, but I also expect it to be low-scoring for bettors.

 

NFL WEEK 14 PREDICTION: COWBOYS/GIANTS UNDER 47.5

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