New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - 9/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Giants (0-1) at Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -3 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys meet in an NFC East division showdown from AT&T Stadium in NFL action on Sunday night.
The New York Giants will look to bounce back after falling to Jacksonville in their season opener by a final score of 20-15. Eli Manning threw for 224 yards and an interception on 23 of 37 passing while Saquon Barkley made quite the debut with 18 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. led the Giants’ receiving corps with 11 catches for 111 yards, while Sterling Shepard added 5 receptions for 48 yards. On defense, Janoris Jenkins led Big Blue with 5 tackles and an interception as the Giants held the Jags to just 305 yards of total offense in the loss.
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The Dallas Cowboys will also be looking for their first win of the season after falling to Carolina by a final score of 16-8 in their season opener. Dak Prescott threw for 170 yards on 19 of 29 passing while Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys in rushing with 69 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and Cole Beasley added a team-high 7 receptions for 73 yards. On defense, the Cowboys forced a pair of fumbles and recorded 3 sacks, including a sack from DeMarcus Lawrence who also led the Cowboys with 6 tackles in the defeat.
New York is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against the NFC and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 division matchups and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. New York is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I said before that the Cowboys’ offense is essentially Prescott and Elliott or bust, and even that wasn’t enough as the Cowboys scored just 8 points against Carolina. I’m not saying the Giants are studs defensively, but Big Blue is a capable defensive unit and has weapons of their own in Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. to make life hell for the Cowboys’ D. I never thought I’d say this, but this is simply a case of me trusting the Giants more than I do Dallas, so I’ll take the points with the Giants in a game I have New York winning outright.