Giants at Cowboys Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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AT&T Stadium is the venue for the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 46.5. The Cowboys were 9-8-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 9-9-0. The Giants were 8-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 9-7-0.
Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys were 9-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Dallas Cowboys were 9-8-1 against the spread last year
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/27/19 LB Alec Ogletree Calf is probable Sunday vs Dallas
08/09/19 WR Sterling Shepard Thumb is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
07/26/19 WR Corey Coleman ACL is out for season
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
08/27/19 WR Amari Cooper Foot is probable Sunday vs NY Giants
08/08/19 DE Robert Quinn Suspension 2-game suspension
08/06/19 RB Ezekiel Elliott Holdout is questionable Sunday Week 1 vs NY Giants
07/12/19 DL David Irving Suspension is suspended indefinitely
07/12/19 DE Randy Gregory Suspension is suspended indefinitely
07/12/19 TE Rico Gathers Suspension is out the first game of the season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,650 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 26th in the league. They ran 354 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 114 times for 951 yards last season, which had them 30th in the NFL in penalties. They were 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 369. They ran 984 plays last year for 5,697 yards, which ranked them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Giants averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 24th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 297 1st downs last season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning completed 380 throws while attempting 576 passes for a completion percentage of 66% last year. He passed for 4,299 yards. He averaged 11.3 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 92.4.
The Giants rush defense gave up 444 attempts for 1,898 yards last season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. They had 110 penalties for 919 yards on defense last year. That placed them 19th in the league. They allowed a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the NFL. New York was 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 412. They gave up a total of 5,942 yards on D, which was 31st in the league. The Giants were 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 362 throws on 560 attempts against the New York Giants defense last season, ranking them 20th and 24th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,044 yards in the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Giants tried 33 field goals last season and made 32, which was 28th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 97.0%. New York Giants kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,226 yards on 71 punts, averaging 45.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 31st in the NFL in punting average. New York was 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 37 last year. They totaled 231 punt return yards and averaged 6.2 yards per return, which was 31st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 23 yards. They returned 45 kicks for 1,097 yards on special teams, placing them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 24.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 51 yards last season. They were 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,383.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys were 14th in the NFL in points scored with 339 last season. They ran 1,022 plays last year for 5,501 yards, which ranked them 14th in the league in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 14th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 322 1st downs last year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas ran for 1,963 yards as a team, which ranked 2nd in the NFL. They ran 439 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 104 times for 885 yards last season, which had them 24th in the league in penalties. Dak Prescott threw for 3,885 yards last season. He completed 356 passes on 526 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 96.9. He averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion.
Dallas was 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 324 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,268 yards on D, which was 8th in the NFL. The Cowboys were ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 367 passes on 542 attempts against the Dallas defense last season, placing them 31st and 22nd in the National Football League. The Dallas Cowboys pass defense also gave up a total of 3,755 yards through the air, which was 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 400 attempts for 1,513 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Cowboys committed 89 penalties for 681 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 12th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 36.5% of possessions on defense, which was 10th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Dallas was ranked 21st in the league in punt returns last season with 21. They accumulated 119 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 22 yards. They returned 13 kicks for 283 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys averaged 21.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last year. They were 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,250. The Dallas Cowboys attempted 36 field goals last season and made 29, which was 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 80.6%. Dallas kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 last year. Their punters totaled 2,670 yards on 60 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That placed them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7.5
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