Week 17 NFL Picks: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions

Week 17 NFL Picks: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys (6-9) at New York Giants (5-10)

NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants +2.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Giants face off with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday in week 17 NFC East NFL action at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, NJ.

The Dallas Cowboys look for another win to end their season on a four-game winning streak. The Dallas Cowboys have lost five of their last seven road games. Andy Dalton is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,926 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Dalton has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb have combined for 1,965 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Michael Gallup has 55 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 937 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 30 points and 389.8 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 144 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 5.5 sacks and Trevon Diggs has three interceptions.

The New York Giants look for a win to end a three-game losing streak. The New York Giants have lost five of their last seven home games. Daniel Jones is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,714 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Jones has one touchdown pass in his last four games. Darius Slayton and Evan Engram have combined for 1,366 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Sterling Shepard has 58 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 109.5 yards per contest, and Wayne Gallman leads the way with 617 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 22.5 points and 352.1 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the New York Giants with 140 tackles, Leonard Williams has 8.5 sacks and James Bradberry has three interceptions.

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The Cowboys are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Giants are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Cowboys last 6 games overall. The under is 7-0 in Giants last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

The Dallas Cowboys are playing their best ball of the season with a more reliable defense and a quarterback in Dalton who may have earned himself a contract next year given his play these last few games. The New York Giants continue to struggle offensively, and they've been held to 19 or less points in each of their last five games. It's hard to confidently back the Giants with their inability to put points on the board. Both of these teams somehow still have a path at a playoff berth, but it's the Cowboys playing head and shoulders the better football. The Cowboys have also won seven straight against the Giants.

I'll lay the small chalk with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Cowboys -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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