Dallas at NY Giants Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Posted by Michael Hunt on Friday,December 9, 2016 8:23, EDT in

The Cowboys have won 11 consecutive games and are the only team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas can win the NFC East with a win at New York and, with help from other scenarios, could secure a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs this weekend. Dallas is a slight road favorite on NFL odds for the Sunday night game.

Dallas at NY Giants Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Sunday, Dec. 11, 8:30 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
TV: NBC
RadioDallasNew York
Stream OptionNFL Live
Opening NFL Lines: Cowboys -3 (47.5)

Why Bet on Dallas?

The Cowboys defeated Minnesota 17-15 last Thursday night and became the first team in the NFL to clinch a postseason berth after Washington’s 31-23 loss at Arizona on Sunday. Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries for the Cowboys. Minnesota’s third-ranked defense held the Cowboys offense to season lows in points, yards (264) and first downs (13).

Dallas’ victory marked its 11th consecutive win, tying the longest winning streak in franchise history. The Cowboys previously won 11 consecutive games spanning the 1968 and 1969 regular seasons. QB Dak Prescott is the first rookie in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown pass without an interception in five consecutive games. Prescott has 10 games with a passer rating of 100 or higher this season, the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. With a 100+ passer rating at the Giants, Prescott would become the eighth different quarterback in NFL history to have 11 or more games with a 100+ rating in a single season.

Prescott tops NFL rookies with 2,974 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, while the rookie Elliott leads the league with 1,285 rushing yards and ranks second with 12 rushing touchdowns. With a passing touchdown from Prescott on Sunday night, the Cowboys would become the third team in NFL history to have a rookie pass for 20 touchdowns and a rookie rush for 10 touchdowns in the same season.

Why Bet on New York?

The Giants (8-4) have won six of their past seven games and currently hold one of the NFC’s two Wild Card berths. However, New York comes off a 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh. The Giants had just 234 yards and Eli Manning was picked off twice.

To make matters worse, the Giants played the second half without defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who left in the second quarter with a groin injury. He had surgery for a sports hernia and is done for six weeks. The Giants have a decision to make. They must decide whether to carry Pierre-Paul on the active roster in hope that they play into mid-January. Pierre-Paul had seven sacks and 54 pressures this season, according to Pro Football Focus. He’s also been a solid run defender. This development will be a blow to the Giants’ pass rush that had shown improvement with 18 sacks since a Week 8 bye. JPP chipped in with 5.5 sacks in Weeks 11 and 12 before suffering the injury.

But the offense could be gaining a pair of valuable parts Sunday. Starting left guard Justin Pugh and running back Shane Vereen practiced this week with hopes of returning for the key divisional matchup. Pugh has missed four games with a sprained MCL in his right knee while Vereen has been out since Week 3 with a torn triceps.

New York is the only team to defeat the Cowboys this season, winning at Dallas (20-19) in Week 1. Manning threw for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first game in nearly two years. The game ended with Dallas in position for a roughly 57-yard field goal, but Terrance Williams didn’t get out of bounds after a catch and the clock ran out before Prescott could spike the ball.

My Expert Pick

Over is 7-2- 1 in the last 10 meetings in New York.
Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

Giants and over in NFL betting.