Another Thanksgiving Day treat awaits us in the NFL this Week 12 as we have a divisional rivalry game on Thursday, November 24, and here you can get the best Giants vs. Cowboys betting pick and odds.
Dallas is looking for the fifth consecutive home win when they host New York at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are strong 9-point favorites on BetRivers NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 44.5 points. These NFC East foes have already met this season, and the Cowboys won 23-16 in New York.
Giants were stunned by the Lions at home
The New York Giants (7-3-0, 7-3-0 ATS) bounced back from a disappointing loss in Seattle with a home victory over the Houston Texans, and when everybody thought they will beat the Detroit Lions as well, the Giants failed. New York allowed a season-high 31 points in a 31-18 home loss because of three turnovers in key moments. They didn’t force a single TO on the other end, and despite having more total yards (413-325) and first downs (25-23) than Detroit, the Giants couldn’t get a win.
Daniel Jones completed 27 of 44 passes for a season-high 341 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He did lead his team in rushing yards with 50 and a score on seven carries; Matt Breida also had a rushing TD, but Saquon Barkley displayed his weakest performance of the campaign with miserable 22 yards on 15 rush attempts. Richie James caught that lone TD pass from Jones, while Wan’Dale Robinson posted a career-high 100 yards on nine receptions. On defense, Julian Love led the Giants with eight tackles.
WR Wan’Dale Robinson was removed from the previous game with a right knee ailment, and he will require season-ending surgery. WR Sterling Shepard (ACL), LB Azeez Ojulari (calf), TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), and T Evan Neal (MCL) are out indefinitely. G Jon Feliciano (neck), CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), and CB Jason Pinnock (jaw) are questionable to feature on Thursday against Dallas.
Cowboys wrote history in Minneapolis
The Dallas Cowboys (7-3-0, 7-3-0 ATS) responded to an overtime loss against Green Bay with a massive 40-3 road victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Not only the Cowboys snapped the Viking’s seven-game winning streak, but they wrote history after securing the biggest road win in the team’s history. Dallas was much better in total yards (458-183), first downs (23-16), and possession (37:24-22:36) and kept Minnesota scoreless for three quarters.
Dak Prescott completed 22 of 25 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his TD passes went to running back Tony Pollard, who posted a game-high 109 yards on six receptions. Pollard also led all the runners with 80 rushing yards on 15 carries, while Ezekiel Elliott found the end zone on two occasions on the ground, despite having almost as twice as fewer yards as Pollard (42 on 15 attempts). Dallas terrorized Minnesota’s offensive line and had seven sacks; Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong got two apiece.
LB Anthony Barr has missed the previous two games with a hamstring issue, and it remains to be seen if he will take on the Giants in Week 12.
5-2 ATS in the last seven games overall
5-0 ATS in the last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
1-4 ATS in the last five games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game
New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Dallas is in better form than New York, but that doesn’t matter when it comes to divisional rivalry games. It’s going to be a tight encounter, and the visitors surely have a chance here. The Giants will find it hard to move the chains against the best defense in the NFL, but I am backing Barkley to bounce back from a pale display against Detroit and return to his usual numbers. New York’s O-Line knows that they must stop Dallas’ pass rush, and I am pretty sure Daniel Jones is going to run a lot. I am not saying the Giants can make an upset, but I am backing them to cover.
Pick: Take the Giants +10.5 (-133)
Both teams have a better run than pass offense, especially the Giants, so I expect them to utilize their run offenses frequently on Thursday. While they are good at defending the air, particularly the Cowboys, who have the best pass defense in the league, the Giants and Cowboys are quite lenient when it comes to defending the ground and are not even in the top 20 in that regard. Under is 9-3-2 in the Giants’ last 14 vs. NFC rivals; Under is 15-6-1 in the Cowboys’ previous 22 games overall, while Under is 6-1 in Dallas’ last seven home games.
Pick: Go Under 46.5 points (-133)