Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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MetLife Stadium is the venue for the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5.
The Giants are 8-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-7-0. The Cowboys are 8-6-1 ATS and their over/under record is 6-9-0.
Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-6-1 against the spread
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 8-6-1 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/23/18 CB Anthony Brown Hand is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
12/23/18 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
12/23/18 LB Sean Lee None is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
12/23/18 WR Tavon Austin Groin is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
12/23/18 DL Tyrone Crawford Neck injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
12/22/18 TE Geoff Swaim Wrist IR
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Key New York Giants Injuries
12/24/18 TE Rhett Ellison Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/23/18 DE Mario Edwards Hip left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/23/18 LB Alec Ogletree Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/23/18 DE Kerry Wynn Thumb is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/23/18 WR Odell Beckham Jr Quad is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/23/18 WR Russell Shepard Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/06/18 S Landon Collins Shoulder IR
10/16/18 LB Ray-Ray Armstrong Concussion IR
10/06/18 WR Stacy Coley Hamstring IR
09/28/18 RB Jonathan Stewart Foot IR
09/19/18 OL Jon Halapio Ankle IR
09/04/18 DT Kristjan Sokoli Knee IR
09/04/18 OL Nick Becton Ankle IR
09/04/18 G Nick Gates Foot IR
09/04/18 LB Thurston Armbrister Hamstring IR
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral IR
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,912 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 417 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 98 times for 840 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 303. They have run 952 plays this year for 5,082 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.3 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 299 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 329 throws while attempting 482 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. He has passed for 3,498 yards this year. He averages 10.6 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 94.7.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 375 attempts for 1,370 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 603 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.3% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL. Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 289. They have given up a total of 4,827 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 343 throws on 501 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,457 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 35 field goals this season and made 29, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 82.9%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,554 yards on 55 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and are averaging 5.7 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 10 kicks for 213 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,742.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants are 31st in the NFL in points scored with 334. They have run 917 plays this season for 5,256 yards, which ranks them 21st in the league in total offense. The Giants average 5.7 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,507 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the NFL. They've run 329 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 103 times for 873 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the league in penalties. Eli Manning has thrown for 3,998 yards this season. He has completed 356 passes on 535 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 92.7. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion.
New York is 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 376. They have surrendered a total of 5,523 yards on D, which is 31st in the NFL. The Giants are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 335 passes on 516 attempts against the New York defense this season, placing them 20th and 24th in the National Football League. The Giants pass defense has also given up a total of 3,676 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 422 attempts for 1,847 yards this year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. The New York Giants have committed 104 penalties for 873 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.8% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York is ranked 28th in the league in punt returns with 36. They've accumulated 212 punt return yards and average 5.9 yards per return, which is 31st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 23 yards. They have returned 40 kicks for 955 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants average 23.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 51 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,778. The New York Giants have attempted 31 field goals this season and made 30, which is 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 96.8%. New York kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,132 yards on 69 punts, averaging 45.4 yards per punt. That places them 31st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants -7
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