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Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Game Total Bet and Odds

Dallas Cowboys(11–1) @ New York Giants(8–4)

  • Where: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • When: December 11, 2016 8:30 pm EST
  • Spread: Cowboys -2.5 (-120) vs. Giants +2.5 (+100)
  • Moneyline: Cowboys (-161) vs. Giants (+137)
  • Over / Under: Over 47.5 (-110) vs. Under 47.5 (-110)

On Sunday, two NFC East rivals square off coming from the division with the most wins in the NFC. In the Meadowlands for Week 14, Sunday Night Football will feature the Big D vs. the New York G.

The Cowboys go on the road sporting the best record in football and one of the top Super Bowl favorite odds (listed at +350 at the Bovada sportsbook). While ordinarily they wouldn’t worry much about the division race, facing the one team that is still lurking in the NFC East at 8–4 should give them something to play for.

The Giants are in the midst of one of their most classic seasons ever. It’s vintage Giants: start off slow, come back in the second half of the season, and always give the gambling public plenty of reason to believe that you are actually much worse than you are.

The total is too high at O/U 47.5 points in this divisional match-up. The best bet is to wager 1 unit on the Cowboys vs. Giants to go under the total. Get the best over/under line at the Bovada Sportsbook.

The Dallas Cowboys are a sure thing

DAL at NYG Betting PreviewOf course all gamblers know that there’s no such thing as a sure thing, so let me be more specific: The Cowboys’ success is real, and there’s no reason to think that they are not as good as everyone thinks they are. That’s not to say they will win out, but they are definitely good.

The gambling public is getting more and more certain that Ezekiel Elliot is going to win Offensive Rookie of the Year (-1000), and both Zeke and Dak are both listed as candidates for the MVP, with Zeke the current favorite at the Bovada sportsbook (+240 and +1200, respectively).

However, the real MVP of the team and the reason why Dallas will continue rolling throughout the remainder of the season is the unselfishness of Tony Romo. While of course there’s no way that he willingly gave up the starting job, the fact that veteran QB Tony Romo has maintained such an amazing attitude throughout the run of Dak Prescott has undoubtedly been a major factor in the team’s success.

As the 2015/16 Denver Broncos demonstrated, having an aged veteran supporting a young, physically gifted QB can be a great model for winning football games, (even if the QB can’t manage his own team, as we see this season with Brock Osweiler’s terrible play on the Texans). Having Romo in the film room, the meeting rooms, and on the sideline to help Dak is the major x-factor in the Cowboys’ success.

The New York Giants are anything but a sure thing

After investing a massive amount of offseason spending in the recruitment of defensive playmakers, the Giants have finally started to see dividends. While their season stats don’t tell a very convincing story due to their perennial Jekyll-and-Hyde character, closing out close wins against the Ravens, Eagles, Bengals, and Bears all helped the Giants build confidence during their six-game win streak.

While they did finally lay an egg on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (who sorely needed the win, fighting against the Ravens for the division), there’s reason to believe that the G-Men will come out in full force on Sunday night and bring their A-game against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.

As it just so happens, the Giants are the only team in the league that have beaten the Cowboys this year (in week 1). They’ll be gunning to do it again on Sunday night.

Bet the under in DAL at NYG on Sunday Night Football

The last time I checked the weather forecast for East Rutherford, New Jersey this Sunday night, there was an 80% chance of precipitation for the Sunday night slot. While game-time temperature will dictate whether that precipitation is rain or snow, there’s a good chance that either way we won’t see a whole lot of deep shots down the field.

In December football, bad teams that are poorly coached let games get out of hand, and scores run up. But both of these teams are fundamentally sound, and play well in the trenches. In a cold weather game with two division rivals, I foresee a very defensive matchup, with the edge ultimately going to whoever can generate turnovers and run the ball.

David HeinenThis article was written by David Heinen

David Heinen is a freelance psychology writer by day, inveterate NFL junkie by night. Born and raised on the Green Bay Packers, David is a die-hard Cheesehead, not to mention a cheese enthusiast in his spare time.

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