The New York Giants (4-9) host the Dallas Cowboys (9-4) at Metlife Stadium for an NFC East matchup in week 15. Last week the Cowboys took down the Washington Football Team on the road 27-20, while the Giants were torched by the Chargers at home 37-21.
The Giants will most likely be playing for pride as they are barely hanging on by a thread in the playoff race, but it’s highly unlikely as they sit at 4-9. Meanwhile, with the resurgence of the Washington Football Team in recent weeks, Dallas would love to pick up a win here to further distance themselves from the rest of the pack in the NFC East.
That being said, let’s check out how these teams stack up to each other so you can get all set to make your bets against their NFL Betting Odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview: Cowboys Can Clinch Playoff Berth With Win and Eagles Loss
When the Cowboys head to the Big Apple, they will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win and an Eagles loss. Dallas’ magic number sits at two to clinch the division and owns a 3-0 mark in the NFC East and a league-best 7-1 in the NFC.
As for last week, the offense wasn’t great but didn’t need to do much in the win over the Washington Football Team, as the defense paved the way in the win. Dak Prescott will look to bounce back after finishing with an ugly 58.8 quarterback rating and two interceptions.
The ground game also wasn’t their normal self with Tony Pollard out; Zeke Elliot managed just 45 yards, while the offense converted just one of their six possessions in the red zone for a touchdown.
Overall, the offense ranks second in total offense averaging 409.1 yards and 29.2 points per game.
Defensively, the Cowboys dominated Washington their last time out, finishing with four sacks and forcing four turnovers. Additionally, the Cowboys held the home team to 224 yards and 3-14 on third-down conversions.
Dallas entered the contest with the sixth-worst defense but excel at taking the ball away, as they rank second in the league with 27 takeaways and lead the league in interceptions (20).
New York Giants Betting Preview: Giants Playoff Hopes Hang By a Thread
The New York Giants have struggled all season as they have been unable to play consistent football on both sides of the ball. The Giants could be at a huge disadvantage this week with a plethora of players hitting the COVID IR. To make matters worse, Joe Judge and the Giants might be without Daniel Jones for the rest of the year with a neck injury as well.
With all of that being said, the offense hasn’t been any good in 2021 anyway, as they have averaged 11.8 in their last four contests and the fifth-worst 17.8 points per game. Last week the Giants clinched their fifth straight losing season in a blowout loss to the Chargers. The offense managed just seven points through three quarters before garbage time, while Mike Glennon finished with 191 yards and an interception.
On the defensive side of the ball, New York was shredded in the air by Justin Herbert for 275 yards and three touchdowns en route to conceding 37 points. Overall, the Giants are surrendering almost 370 yards per game to opponents and have been particularly bad the last four weeks, allowing 25 points per game over that stretch.
Betting Odds and Lines
Early betting odds on MyBookie have the Cowboys as the -11.5 home favorite with the point total set at 45.
Free Betting Pick
The New York Giants have absolutely nothing to gain in this game, and I expect them to be blown out at home. The Giants are 3-3 ATS at home this year and 1-3 ATS in their last three contests.
Additionally, the Cowboys are 3-0 ATS in conference games this year, 3-0 ATS as the away favorite, and 10-3 ATS on the year. Dallas has the second-ranked offense in the league, and the Giants will be playing at a huge disadvantage with multiple players hitting the IR. Dallas’ defense is nasty; this should be a blowout.
Free Pick: Cowboys -11.5