The New York Giants (7-3) take to the road to face the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) for a Thanksgiving showdown in Week 12 at the AT&T Stadium on Thursday. A tally of seven wins from ten games leaves the Dallas Cowboys with a divisional ranking of second in the NFC East, while the New York Giants are third in the NFC East after collecting seven victories out of a possible ten. The Dallas Cowboys are the big favorites to snatch the win on the moneyline. Considering how strongly the oddsmakers rate their chances against the New York Giants, the home crowd will be anything but impressed if they somehow slip up at the AT&T Stadium.
Form Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are 7-3 for the season and their latest match against the Minnesota Vikings ended in a brilliant 3-40 victory, leaving them 7-3 across their past 10 games and 4-1 in the last five at home.
There has been no letup from the ever-impressive home offense, having put up 31.6 points on average across the last five matches. This leaves the Dallas Cowboys with a regular season average of 25.1 points. The visitors also have one of the most stubborn defensive units in the entire league, having allowed just 16.7 points per game this season.
As the reigning NFC East champions, a successful title defense is a priority for the Dallas Cowboys right now. By doing so, they’ll seal a playoff spot and a more favorable tie at home.
Form New York Giants
The New York Giants made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 18-31 defeat to the Detroit Lions, leaving them 7-3 from the past ten games overall and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
In terms of points added, it’s fair to say the New York Giants have a strong and consistent offense. The unit has put 20.4 points on board in the last five matches after all, while averaging 20.5 points for this season. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 22.2 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 20.4 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
2021 was a year of doom and gloom for the New York Giants. A 4-13 record left the away team fourth in the NFC East and out of the playoffs. However, they entered this season billed as an early postseason threat, and judging by their 7-3 start this time around, they’re on target to do just that.
The Dallas Cowboys won 23-16 against the New York Giants in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the MetLife Stadium. Victory has gone the Dallas Cowboys’ way 17 times in their past 25 meetings with the New York Giants. The hosts are favorites to add another win to this haul, with the oddsmakers laying a home win at 1.28. This implies a 78% winning chance for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys tallied 27.2 points on average per game from their 25 most recent head-to-head games against the New York Giants. The latter managed an average of 22.16 points in comparison.
Take the Dallas Cowboys (1.28) for the outright win on the moneyline. The hosts have had a lot of success against the New York Giants in recent years, winning 17 of their last 25 matchups. On the other side, the New York Giants are the 3.75 underdogs. Given their record against NFC East teams, this might not be a surprise. After all, the visitors have been on the wrong side of the scoreboard six times in their last seven matchups.
The Dallas Cowboys (-110) are 8.0-point favorites over the New York Giants, according to the oddsmakers. If the hosts hold that to be true, they could well be on their way to one of the biggest victories of Week 12. A winning margin as high as 10.6 points has settled the last five matches between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
The Dallas Cowboys have covered the spread in four of their last five games at home. The Dallas Cowboys are specialists in covering the spread and have the stats to prove it. They have covered the spread in four of their past 5 home matches, and are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall.
The past five visits to the AT&T Stadium have seen the New York Giants end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard five times, with an average losing margin of 13.6 points. The visitors are 4-2 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last 25 games between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants produced an average of 49.36 points.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants was a staggering 48.6 points. As the total for their latest showdown is 43.5, it might be worth siding with the Over (1.28).
The Dallas Cowboys saw four of their previous five games at the AT&T Stadium go under. Games at the AT&T Stadium don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points, as the total has gone under in four of the past nine matchups home matches for the Dallas Cowboys.
As for the New York Giants, the average total has been 40.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 45.6 points in the last five on the road. Their overall record against the total for this season is 3-7 and 0-3 on the road.