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#DALvsNYG: Betting Preview, Trends, And Prediction

We made it.

After a long the NFL regular season finally kicks off again this weekend, with the Dallas opening up as home favorites against their division rival, the New York Giants. Dallas swept the Giants a year ago, but after busy offseasons for both teams, 2019 should provide some intriguing matchups between the two foes.

Let’s take a look at the line and total to see where you should place your bets this Sunday.

The Line

Dallas Cowboys -7 (O/U 45.5 points). 

Dallas Cowboys

It’s been quite the offseason for America’s Team. Now that has signed his , officially ending #ZekeWatch, this is at full strength heading into the season opener. is back and healthy, is coming off an impressive , the offseason line is fully intact, and even has come out of to make a run at NFL supremacy.

On the defensive side of the ball the Cowboys return a very talented bunch led by , newly extended , , and . This core (for the most part) is expected to be together for a long time, and 2019 is the year their window to compete is as open as ever.

The goal this season is simple for Dallas: take the next step and win the . They’ve been pegged as contenders by most analysts and , and they will need to take their first step towards that goal this Sunday.

New York Giants

The Giants had another rough season in 2018, landing them with a top 10 draft pick last April. With this pick they selected Duke , looking to find Super Bowl winning veteran ’s longterm replacement at the game’s most important position.

Despite investing this top pick in Jones, though, the Giants will start Manning this Sunday against the Cowboys, giving him one last season to right the ship. He will go into the season opener with a bit of a different cast of weapons, however, as New York also traded wide out Odell Beckham to the during the offseason.

The Giants are going to lean heavily on second year to carry their offensive load, and will hope to see a somewhat new-looked young make strides to keep this game close.

Trends

  • The Cowboys are 5-0 outright their last 5 games at home.
  • Dallas is 5-1 outright their last 6 home games against the Giants.
  • The score total has gone under in 5 the last 6 Cowboys/Giants games.
  • The Giants are 7-0 against the spread their last 7 road games.
  • But, the Giants are 1-4 against the spread their last 5 games against the Cowboys. Specifically 0-4 their last 4 games.

The Pick

I really like the score total to hit the under in this game. I can see the Cowboys starting out a bit slow as Ezekiel Elliott gets adjusted early on, but think they will take over as the game moves along.

The reason I love the under, though, is because I can’t see the Giants scoring many points against this . Especially not with Eli Manning at the helm.

Give me the under here and a Cowboys victory, 27-13.

What do you think?

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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