NFL betting has the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in what has suddenly become the most important game of the season for New York.
The Giants are 6-5 and trail the Cowboys by two games in the division and they trail the Eagles and Packers by a game in the Wild Card race. New York is a 2.5 point underdog in pro football betting against the Cowboys with a total of 45.
NFL betting saw the Giants lose badly in their last game, 26-6 at Denver. The New York defense continues to struggle and the once potent running game is nonexistent. The Giants have allowed an average of 362.5 yards in their last two games. Brandon Jacobs rushed for a season-low 27 yards in the NFL betting loss to Denver.
Dallas is 8-3 and in good shape in their division but now it is December so that means the Cowboys are likely to struggle. Quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys have traditionally struggled in December and collapsed down the stretch. They get their first test to prove they won’t do the same thing this NFL betting season as they face a desperate New York team. "We don’t look at other seasons," Romo said. "This is this season – it is brand new football team. Nothing that happened in 1999 or 2004 or 2008 has any bearing on what is going to happen this December.”
The Giants won 33-31 at Dallas earlier this NFL betting season as Eli Manning threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Romo was terrible, going 13 of 29 passes for 127 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.
Dallas has been solid in NFL betting vs. NFC teams as they are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. the NFC. They have not been good on the road in pro football betting. They are 3-8 in pro football betting in their last 11 road games. They have also struggled in their division in NFL betting. The Cowboys are 3-10 vs. the NFL betting line in their last 13 vs. the NFC East and 1-3-1 in NFL betting in their last 5 meetings at New York.
New York has been a very good NFL betting underdog. The Giants are 15-5-1 vs. the pro football betting odds in their last 21 games as an underdog and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Giants are 0-6 in NFL betting in their last 6 games overall.