New York looks to bounce back after a disappointing loss last week with a win on Thanksgiving vs a division rival. But the Giants enter as underdogs against the Cowboys in the Week 12 betting odds.
The New York Giants look to bounce back on Thanksgiving following a disappointing home loss last week. The G-Men failed to cover the three-point spread at home and now hit the road to face their archrivals in a pivotal matchup in the NFC East. The Giants, though, enter this matchup with the Dallas Cowboys as underdogs in the Week 12 betting odds.
The Giants (7-3, 7-3 ATS) fell flat on Sunday, dropping their Week 11 game against the Lions 31-18. Big mistakes plagued the G-Men, as three turnovers tilted control toward Detroit. It didn’t help New York’s efforts that six players left the game due to injuries. Now, the Giants face a quick turnaround to face their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys (7-3, 7-3 ATS), who come home after an impressive road win in Minnesota.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Giants and Cowboys.
Best Betting Odds for Giants at Cowboys
The opening lines for this contest set Dallas as either an 8.5- or 9-point favorite, depending upon the sportsbooks, but it’s ticked up slightly to 9.5 since then. The Cowboys’ dominant effort on the road last week, paired with the Giants’ disappointing loss at home clearly affected the betting odds ahead of this one.
The Point Total for this one started near 43, but on some boards it’s ticked up as high as 44.5.
NFL Week 12 Preview: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
The New York Giants find themselves playing on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2017, when they lost 20-10 on the road to the then-Washington Redskins. The G-Men will make their 16th appearance on Thanksgiving, sixth-most among NFL teams. Dallas regularly hosts on the holiday, but the Cowboys come to this one having lost three in a row on Thanksgiving.
The Cowboys, though, rolled the then-8-1 Vikings in Minnesota last week. Tony Pollard starred once again for Dallas, scoring two touchdowns and registering nearly 200 yards of total offense. Dallas’ defense held the Vikings to 183 total yards and registered 13 quarterback hits on Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins. This game remains pivotal in the NFC East race and the G-Men hope to exact a measure of revenge for their 23-16 loss at home to the Cowboys earlier this season.
Daniel Jones comes to this one following a season-high 341 passing yards last week. That said, he did throw two interceptions and took two sacks. The Cowboys sacked Cousins seven times in their win last week and have registered a league-high 42 sacks so far this season. What’s more, the Giants lost rookie receiver Wan’Dale Robinson to a knee injury, further limiting Jones’ targets outside.
The Giants need Saquon Barkley to regain his form this week. Against the Lions, Barkley managed just 22 yards on 15 carries. But he’s facing a Cowboys defense that is susceptible to the run. Dallas’ defense allows 148 rushing yards-per-game at home this season.
This game features some serious playoff implications for these clubs. Both teams trail the Philadelphia Eagles by two games in the NFC East standings while holding two of the three NFC Wild Card spots. What’s more, free agent wide receiver (and former Giant wideout) Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to meet with both teams following Thanksgiving, so the winner of this game might very well get a league up in those negotiations.
Betting Trends Affect Giants, Cowboys Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds for this matchup between the Giants and Cowboys. Dallas sports a 9-2 mark against the spread in the last 11 games in this series, including a 4-1 ATS record in the last five meeting at home.
The Giants enter this one 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against NFC East opponents. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games.
The Over has hit in 10 of the last 13 games between these clubs in Dallas, and in five of the last eight meetings overall. The Under is 6-1 in Dallas’ last seven home games and 4-1 in New York’s last five road games.