Back Giants First Half Over Cowboys for Week 12 NFL Picks

Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:22 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 4:22 PM UTC

It’s always tricky being a division favorite when returning from London, which is why sports bettors should play against Dallas in the early going against New York.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=23604" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Welcome Back</strong><br /> Dallas snapped a two-game losing streak by picking up a 31-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars as 7.5-point favorites in London on Nov. 9, which is important to consider when <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/" target="_blank" title="Free NFL picks ">making your NFL picks</a>, as it enters Week 12 tied atop <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/betting-nfc-east-exact-nfl-divisional-finishes/48720/" target="_blank" title="Betting on NFC East Exact NFL Divisional Finishes">the NFC East</a> standings with the Philadelphia Eagles.</p> <p>The Cowboys will look to establish the run game early in this rivalry matchup, as they possess the league’s second-best rushing attack, with running back DeMarco Murray leading the way.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS as road favorites of three or fewer points.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Downright Awful</strong><br /> New York will be looking to avenge a 31-21 defeat to Dallas as 4.5-point road underdogs on Oct. 19, which can’t be ignored when looking over the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nfl-football/" target="_blank" title="SBR's live NFL odds">NFL odds</a>, but it has gone 0-5 SUATS in its last five affairs.</p> <p>The Giants have lost the statistical battle in every game over the course of their losing streak, with much of the disparity coming on the ground—placing added pressure on quarterback <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/using-quarterback-efficiency-formulate-your-nfl-picks/51285/" target="_blank" title="Using Quarterback Efficiency to Formulate Your NFL Picks">Eli Manning to make plays</a> with a young receiving core.</p> <p>It’s important to point out that the team is a disappointing 6-15 SU and 7-13-1 ATS as underdogs since the start of the 2012 campaign.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Dangerous Spot</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/bet-1-4-units-cowboys-ats-vs-giants-week-12/51446/" target="_blank" title="Bet 1.4 Units on Cowboys ATS vs. Giants for Week 12">The Cowboys certainly deserve to be road favorites </a>in the marketplace, but the five teams that have laid points on the road against division opponents when returning from overseas have failed to cover the number.</p> <p>Dallas signal-caller Tony Romo had a great opportunity to rest his back during the bye week, as he looks to continue his strong play recently—tossing nine touchdowns and just a single interception in his last four contests.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Bounce-Back Opportunity</strong><br /> Manning tied his career high with five interceptions in last week’s 16-10 defeat to the 49ers as four-point home underdogs, but his team has been known to bounce back next time out.</p> <p>New York has compiled a 12-6 SU record in those follow up games, as it looks to snap a 0-3 SUATS streak in this series.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Giants in the opening half as their top <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/betting-trends-cowboys-vs-giants-scream-over/51438/" target="_blank" title="Betting Trends in Cowboys vs. Giants Scream 'Over'">Sunday Night Football prediction</a>, as I expect the Cowboys to come out sluggish in this situation, especially with a Thanksgiving showdown against the Eagles on deck.</p> <p><strong>NFL Pick: </strong> New York Giants <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets at 5Dimes">First Half at 5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":290737, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em style="text-align:center"><strong>Check out our full coverage for the Cowboys vs Giants:</strong></em><br style="text-align:center" /> <em style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/betting-trends-cowboys-vs-giants-scream-over/51438/" target="_blank" title="Pick Over for Cowboys vs Giants">Betting Trends in Cowboys vs. Giants Scream Over</a></em><br style="text-align:center" /> <em style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/betting-total-cowboys-vs-giants-week-12-nfl-picks/51546/" target="_blank" title="Betting the Total on Cowboys vs. Giants for Week 12 NFL Picks">Betting the Total on Cowboys vs. Giants for Week 12 NFL Picks</a></em><br style="text-align:center" /> <em style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/bet-1-4-units-cowboys-ats-vs-giants-week-12/51446/" target="_blank" title="Bet 1.4 Units on Cowboys ATS vs. Giants for Week 12">Bet 1.4 Units on Cowboys ATS vs. Giants for Week 12</a><br /> <span id="articleTitle" style="margin:0px;padding:0px"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/add-cowboys-steamroll-giants-your-week-12-nfl-picks/51541/" target="_blank" title="Add Cowboys to Steamroll Giants to Your Week 12 NFL Picks">Add Cowboys to Steamroll Giants to Your Week 12 NFL Picks</a></span></em><br /> <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/early-nfl-bettors-support-cowboys-week-12-vs-giants/51412/" target="_blank" title="Early NFL Bettors Support Cowboys in Week 12 vs. Giants"><em>Early NFL Bettors Support Cowboys in Week 12 vs. Giants</em></a></p>
comment here