Giants vs Cowboys NFL Week 2 Odds & Analysis

Giants vs Cowboys NFL Week 2 Odds & Analysis

Written by on September 12, 2018

After coming up short in their respective regular season openers, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will both be looking to pick up their first win of the season when they square off in their NFL Week 2 NFC East divisional showdown on Sunday. Now, with both playoff-hopeful teams looking to improve moving forward, let’s find out which one is offering the best betting value in this intriguing matchup.

Giants vs Cowboys NFL Week 2 Odds & Analysis

When: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8:20 PM ET Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas TV: NBC Radio: New York / Dallas Live Stream: NFL Live NFL Week 2 Odds: Dallas -3 / Total: 42.5

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 27°C/81°F
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Wind: 5 mph ENE
  • Cloud Cover: 46%
  • Type of Stadium: Retractable

Why Bet on the New York Giants?

The Giants put up a really good fight but fell short against Jacksonville in their 20-15 season-opening loss last weekend. Still, the G-Men have some positives to build on after the first game of their new era under head coach Pat Shurmur. “I’m encouraged just because I have seen the way we work and the men we have in this locker room,” Manning said. “The talent that we have and guys taking care of each other. Just encouraged by the whole situation. We can get things going and we can play at a high level. We will make it work.” Manning passed for 224 yards with one interception and no touchdowns while rookie running back Saquon Barkley shined with 106 rushing yards and one 58-yard touchdown burst on 18 carries. Odell Beckham Jr. had 11 catches for 111 yards.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 15
  • Total Yards: 324
  • Pass Yards: 210
  • Rush Yards: 114
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20
  • Total Yards: 305
  • Pass Yards: 168
  • Rush Yards: 137

Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?

Are the Cowboys a safe bet for NFL Week 2? The Cowboys got man-handled throughout their 16-8 Week 1 loss at Carolina. Dallas gave up six sacks and racked up just 232 yards of offense in the loss. Dak Prescott finished with a modest 170 passing yards while Ezekiel Elliott was held to just 69 yards. Dallas was shut out for three quarters and struggled mightily to pass the ball. “We get paid every week to come out and win football games and execute at a high level,” said Elliott, who was limited to 69 yards on 15 carries. “We didn’t have a lot of plays. We got behind. We have to start faster. That’s not Dallas Cowboys football. We can’t come out like that and lay an egg in the first half.”

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 8
  • Total Yards: 232
  • Pass Yards: 138
  • Rush Yards: 94
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 16
  • Total Yards: 293
  • Pass Yards: 146
  • Rush Yards: 147

Latest NFL Betting Trends

  • NY Giants are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
  • NY Giants are 1-6 SU in thelast 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of NY Giants’s last 8 games
  • Dallas is 3-5-1 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Dallas is 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 5 games

Giants vs Cowboys NFL Betting Prediction

The Cowboys might be playing at home in this matchup, but for me, the New York Giants are the pick to win and cash in. The G-Men look solid on both sides of the ball and they gave a very, very good Jacksonville Jaguars team a way to go in their regular season opener. Dallas’s Week1 loss to Carolina exposed a lot of deficiencies that I believe Pat Shurmur will attack. The Cowboys have serious issues with their passing attack right now and they also have a mediocre defense, especially in the secondary. The Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record while Dallas has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and an identical 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Giants. I’m going with Eli manning and the G-Men to cover the chalk by winning outright. NFL Week 2 Pick: Giants 28 Cowboys 24