New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Best Odds and Picks
A high scoring game is expected on Sunday when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys in a contest that can be seen on FOX and bet at TopBet Sportsbook. The Giants have a potent passing attack led by Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. while the Cowboys have two exciting rookies in Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott to go along with Dez Bryant.
Week 1 NFL Odds
New York Giants -1, total 46.5
The Giants are 1-point favorites at the best sports betting sites with a total that is approaching 50. The Giants had their chances to beat the Cowboys in last year’s regular season opener but they mismanaged the clock and the defense couldn’t stop the Cowboys. “We’re going there, just like we did last year,” running back Rashad Jennings said. “You can’t add any more importance to this to a football game. Otherwise you’re disrespecting how important it is anyway. We have to go down there and figure out how to get a win. There is no greater reason than us, being the Giants.”
The Giants have a new head coach in Ben McAdoo but they have the same offensive system since McAdoo was the offensive coordinator a year ago. The defense for New York will look different as the team spent about $200 million during free agency to upgrade the defense. The Giants have Olivier Vernon at defensive end, Damon Harrison at tackle and now Johnathan Hankins is healthy. The Giants added Janoris Jenkins at cornerback and rookie Darian Thompson at safety.
The New York defense is coming together according to cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. “I think we came a long way; we made strides and progress,” he said. “The first two games, we definitely struggled a little bit communication-wise, but the one thing we have been doing that has showed up the last four games has been just flying around and getting to the ball, so the understanding is definitely there and I think the communication has gotten a lot better.”
The last time the Cowboys and Giants met was in October of last season when Matt Cassel was the quarterback for Dallas. He threw three interceptions and the Cowboys still only lost by 7 points. This time around it will be Dak Prescott under center. He was great in the preseason but now the spotlight is on him for the regular season home opener. He will get a lot of help from a great offensive line and a super rookie running back in Elliott.
Week 1 NFL Trends
The Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1. The Cowboys are 10-25-1 ATS in their last 36 home games. The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the NFC. The Over is 5-2 in the Giants last 7 vs. the NFC East. The Over is 6-2 in the Cowboys last 8 vs. the NFC East. The last seven meetings between the teams in Dallas have gone over. The Over is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings in this series.
Week 1 NFL Picks
It is surprising that the line on this at the best online sports betting sites has moved so far just because of the Romo injury. The Giants are definitely not a great team and Dallas should be just fine with Prescott and they are playing at home. I will take the Cowboys to get the home win.