NFL Free Pick: NYG/DAL

Two NFC East rivals battling for either playoff positioning or they playoff lives will square off in “Big D” this Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Cowboys -3 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 45 total points.

Key Trend: The Giants are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games and 13-1 against the spread in their last 14 games on the road. New York is also 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games when playing Dallas.

Key Stat: The Giants are averaging just over 28 points a game while only allowing 17.4 PPG. New York is also rushing for 153.4 yards per game and passing for 205.2.

Game Outlook: Like many games on the Week 15 schedule, this divisional matchup will probably come down to the wire. Both teams have injury concerns in their backfield, as the Giants will likely be without Brandon Jacobs and Dallas will have to play with a hobbled Marion Barber. This game will come down to defense, however, and while the Cowboys have played very well over the past couple weeks, the Giants have been outstanding all year. New York is also one of the best road teams in the league, if not the best. If the Cowboys can’t run the ball, defenses have had success forcing quarterback Tony Romo to make mistakes. Dallas obviously has tons of weapons, but the Giants match up very well and should come away with an outright victory. If New York had nothing to play for after clinching the NFC East, we might be inclined to go with a desperate Dallas squad. But since the Giants are still fighting for home field throughout the postseason, we’ll stick with a New York team that has not lost back to back games all season.

Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 15 matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game is

NEW YORK GIANTS +3

TheSpread.com Projected Final Score

New York Giants 24

Dallas Cowboys 20

We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (45 Sports Interaction.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS

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Posted: 12/14/08 1:30PM ET

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