Week 14 Predictions - Dallas Cowboys vs N.Y. Giants

Nikki Adams

Thursday, December 8, 2016 8:22 PM UTC

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 8:22 PM UTC

Can the Cowboys continue winning? They’ll certainly try as they attempt to avoid the sweep by the Giants on Sunday Night Football. Here’s choice NFL picks to spot.

 Dallas Cowboys vs N.Y. Giants Point Spread Value

To look at the stats is to learn quickly betting against the Cowboys is an exercise in night futility. Leading the league with a 9-3-0 ATS record that includes an 8.8 winning margin and a healthy +7.0 differential versus the spread, the Cowboys are money at the bookies window. This form transcends home and away; on the road they are 5-1-0 ATS with a 9.5 point winning margin and +9.7 differential versus the spread. Indeed, last week’s 17-15 win over the Vikings on the road as the -2.5 road chalk marked the first time the Cowboys didn’t cover the spread. Needless to say, they did extend their winning form to eleven straight. That’s nothing to sniff at.

Predictably, the Cowboys enter the market for SNF as the road chalk, laying a field goal or thereabouts with most sportsbooks. It’s hard to bet against a side that is not only covering repeatedly but also winning straight up. That said, given the importance of this game towards the NFC East division, and, critically, the fact that the Giants did beat the Cowboys in week 1, it’s not so straightforward. Indeed, the Giants are the only team to beat the Cowboys and they are in a position with home advantage to sweep the series. The Giants are 3-3-0 ATS at home with a 2.8 winning margin and a -0.4 differential versus the spread. You could say the NFL betting line is in their wheelhouse.


Free NFL Pick: Giants +3 (+105)Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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The Survivor

As mentioned above, the Giants are the only team to beat the Cowboys in their incredible, NFL-odds-defying season. There are those that would suggest they were lucky to win the game –by now everyone knows how that one ended. However, that’s neither here nor there. It’s not as if one can retroactively take away the W The question NFL bettors must ask is whether they Giants underscore that so-called contentious win with another one at MetLife.

Nothing would be more validating than a home win, proving week 1 was no fluke or act of luck. Granted the Giants lost to the Steelers pretty badly last Sunday; perhaps they were caught looking ahead to this week’s Sunday Night tilt. Whatever it is, they were riding pretty impressive form ahead of that loss and a return to winning ways wouldn’t be such a shocker, even if it is at the expense of the current league’s standard, the Dallas Cowboys. Perhaps, it’s not wise to bet against the Cowboys given the evidence but fortune favors the brave, so they say. We’re shading the Giants on our week 14 NFL picks.


Free NFL Pick: Giants +160Best Line Offered: at WilliamHill

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Game Total

The Cowboys are 5-7-0 in O/U betting this season while the Giants are a surprising 3-9-0 in O/U betting. The latter is particularly surprising given the weapons at Eli Manning’s disposal on the offensive line. It only goes to show the G-men really did shore up defensively. One could say a lot of the same about the Cowboys, who were expected to have one of the softer defenses this season according to preseason predictions. Well, that’s out of the window. Every indication points to an UNDER bet for this game. Yet, call it a niggling feeling, but the OVER beckons. It’s Sunday Night Football with a lot at stake between two sides looking to make a splash in the postseason.


Free NFL Pick: Over 47.5 (-108)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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