New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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The New York Giants head to AT&T Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 51. The Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 5-12-0. The Cowboys were 10-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-10-0.
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Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 5-12-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys were 7-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Dallas Cowboys were 10-7-0 against the spread last year
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/28/17 WR Dwayne Harris Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 CB Eli Apple Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 DT Jay Bromley Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 LB Keenan Robinson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 LB Mark Herzlich Stinger "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 WR Tavarres King Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/28/17 WR Brandon Marshall Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/23/17 WR Odell Beckham Jr Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/18/17 WR Sterling Shepard Ankle probable Sunday vs. Dallas
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
08/28/17 OL Chaz Green Ankle "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
08/28/17 DE Randy Gregory Suspension out for season
08/27/17 LB Anthony Hitchens Knee out indefinitely
08/12/17 DT Tyrone Crawford Ankle "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
08/11/17 RB Ezekiel Elliott Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 10/29 vs. Washington)
07/22/17 DL David Irving Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/8 vs. Green Bay)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants were 26th in the National Football League in points scored with 310 last year. They ran 1,018 plays for 5,291 yards, which ranked them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Giants averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 22nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 289 1st downs last season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,412 yards as a unit, which ranked 29th in the league. They ran 398 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 88 times for 857 yards last year, which had them 31st in the NFL in penalties. Eli Manning passed for 4,027 yards last year. He completed 377 throws while attempting 598 passes for a completion percentage of 63.0%. His quarterback rating last season was 86.0 and his QBR was 51.8. He averaged 10.7 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
New York was 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 284. They gave up a total of 5,435 yards on D, which was 10th in the league. The Giants were 6th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 369 throws on 630 attempts against the New York Giants defense last season, ranking them 20th and 29th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,018 yards in the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 397 attempts for 1,417 yards last season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. The Giants had 104 penalties for 853 yards on defense last year. That placed them 8th in the league. They allowed a score on 29.9% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York was 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 45 last year. They totaled 275 punt return yards and averaged 6.1 yards per return, which was 29th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 19 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 739 yards on special teams, placing them 16th in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 23.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 46 yards last season. They were 26th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,453. The New York Giants tried 22 field goals last season and made 21, which was 26th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 95.5%. New York Giants kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 31 for 35 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,298 yards on 93 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranked them 11th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys ran for 2,396 yards as a team last year, which ranked 2nd in the NFL. They ran 499 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 105 times for 879 yards last season, which had them 18th in the league in penalties. They were 5th in the NFL in points scored with 421. They ran 1,010 plays last season for 6,027 yards, which ranked them 5th in the league in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 6 yards per play, which was 4th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 358 1st downs last year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott averaged 8.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion last season. He completed 311 passes on 459 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.8%. His QBR last year was 81.5 while is quarterback rating was 104.9. He threw for 3,667 yards.
The Cowboys rush defense allowed 340 attempts for 1,336 yards last year, putting them in 1st place in the league against the run. Dallas committed 90 penalties for 784 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 3rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which was 16th in the league. They were 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 306. They surrendered a total of 5,503 yards on D, which was 14th in the NFL. The Cowboys were ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 425 passes on 633 attempts against the Dallas defense last season, placing them 32nd and 30th in the National Football League. The Dallas Cowboys pass defense also gave up a total of 4,167 yards through the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys attempted 32 field goals last season and made 27, which was 18th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 84.4%. Dallas kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 last year. Their punters totaled 2,662 yards on 59 punts, averaging 28 yards per punt. That placed them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas was ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns last season with 28. They accumulated 198 punt return yards and averaged 7.1 yards per return, which was 22nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 39 yards. They returned 24 kicks for 492 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys averaged 20.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 33 yards last year. They were 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,885.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -5.5
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