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Point spread, total, moneyline and more for Giants-Cowboys in Week 1

We get an NFC East rivalry matchup to open the season, featuring the rising Cowboys and the declining Giants. We break down all the odds, including the point spread, the over/under, and some interesting player prop bets.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after the National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on December 30, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Giants have had an interesting off-season to say the least. They jettisoned their best player in Odell Beckham, in return for what amounted to be a starting safety and a two-down run-stopper on the defensive line. Meanwhile, a QB battle may be brewing as “Danny Dimes” Daniel Jones, a much maligned top 10 pick, completed 85 percent of his pre-season passes for 12.2 yards per attempt, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. However, the Giants are expected to roll out what is left of Eli Manning for Week 1, and the team will be down a key weapon with Golden Tate suspended for the first four weeks. Dallas was top five in Football Outsiders rush defense DVOA last season, so this should be an entertaining matchup between them and phenom RB Saquon Barkley.

Dallas is having their own issues as well. They just got Ezekiel Elliott back from a long holdout, which resulted in him signing a new six-year, $90 million extension. It is unclear if he will see a featured role right away after such a prolonged absence, but Dallas also has rookie Tony Pollard, who averaged 5.6 yards per carry in the preseason, and looked impressive in the passing game. The bigger issue may be Amari Cooper’s strained heel, which has kept him out of the pre-season. He is a major catalyst for the Cowboy offense, as the team scored about four more points per game and 0.22 points per drive in the second half of 2018, with Cooper in the fold. He and QB Dak Prescott are looking for contracts of their own, as they both will become free-agents after this season.

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New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Giants +7.5
Total Points: 45.5
Money Line: Cowboys -335; Giants +265

Records

Overall 2018: Giants 5-11; Cowboys 11-7
ATS 2018: Giants 8-7-1; Cowboys 9-8-1
O/U 2018: Giants 9-7; Cowboys 9-9

Notable Prop Bets

Giants Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 -215, Under 1.5 +160
Giants Total Points - Over 18.5 -117, Under 18.5 -108
First to 20 Points - Giants +230, Cowboys -200, Tie +575
Total Touchdowns - Over 5.5 +145, Under 5.5 -195

Betting Trends

  • The Cowboys have won each of their last seven home games against NFC opponents.
  • The Cowboys have won eight of their last nine games at AT&T Stadium.
  • The Giants have covered the spread in each of their last seven road games.
  • Each of the Giants’ last five games as underdogs against the Cowboys have gone UNDER the total points line.
  • Saquon Barkley has scored the first touchdown in three of the Giants’ last four Sunday games as road underdogs.
  • Dak Prescott has scored a touchdown in four of the Cowboys’ last five games as favorites against NFC opponents.
  • Evan Engram has scored a touchdown in each of the Giants’ last two games against the Cowboys.
  • Amari Cooper has scored at least one touchdown in five of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite.

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