New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - 10/19/14 NFL PIck, Odds, Prediction
New York Giants (3-3) at Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -6.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will square off Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.
The New York Giants look to improve a game above .500 with a win here and will have to do so without wide receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz is without the remainder of the season with a knee injury, which puts the pressure on Rueben Randle to carry the offense. Randle is second on the team with 247 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Eli Manning is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. The Giants have won eight of their last 12 games when Manning has not thrown an interception. The Giants ground game is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, and Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams have combined for more than 600 rushing yards and four touchdowns. However, Jennings is expected to miss this game with a knee injury. Defensively, the New York Giants allow 23 points, 378 yards, and they’ve forced 12 turnovers and 11 sacks. Jacquian Williams leads the Giants with 44 tackles and Antrel Rolle has three interceptions.
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The Dallas Cowboys have won five straight games and have the best rushing attack in the country. DeMarco Murray leads the NFL with 785 rushing yards and six touchdowns, and the Cowboys have won seven of their last 10 games when he rushes for more than 100 yards. Tony Romo is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions, and he’s thrown seven touchdowns and one pick in his last three games. Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams have produced more than 750 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, and the Cowboys have produced 17 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys are allowing 21 points, 342.5 yards, and they’ve forced 10 turnovers and six sacks. Barry Church leads the Cowboys with 33 tackles and Brandon Carr has five pass deflections.
The Giants are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Dallas.
The Giants were always a pretender even during their little winning streak they had going. The Cowboys proved they are legit last week and while I am concerned about a potential letdown here, I have to take Dallas at home as long as the line is under a touchdown.