Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York +3
Andy Dalton and the Dallas Cowboys (6-9) travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Giants (5-10). Dallas opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The O/U is set at 48.5.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this game with a record of 6-9 this season. In their last game they faced the Philadelphia Eagles and won 37-17. Andy Dalton went 22/30 with 377 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 31 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 105 yards by way of 19 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per run. Michael Gallup was the receiving yardage leader by earning 121 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 20.2 yards per reception for the game. The Dallas Cowboys rushed the ball a total of 34 times and racked up a total of 151 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 513 yards. In the game, the Cowboys racked up a total of 22 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 73 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas gave up 21 catches on 39 tries for a total of 326 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. In the running game, the Cowboys gave up 151 yards on 29 tries which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 477 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Dallas Cowboys hold an average of 25.1 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 112.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 17th in the National Football League. The Cowboys currently have 5,642 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Dallas has earned 25 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Cowboys are sitting in 30th in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 30.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per run and 161.1 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 2,416 rushing yards through 15 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Cowboys have surrendered 3,431 yards which puts them in 11th in the NFL. Over the course of their 15 games played this year, they are allowing 228.7 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.7%. In total, they are granting 389.8 yards per outing which puts them 26th in the NFL.
The Giants head into this game 5-10 for this season. In their last outing they faced the Baltimore Ravens and lost 27-13. Wayne Gallman led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 27 yards by way of 6 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Sterling Shepard led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 77 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 8.6 yards per reception for the game. Daniel Jones went 24/41 with 252 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The New York Giants ended up rushing 12 times and racked up 54 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. For the game, the Giants totaled 24 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 35 yards. In the game, they ran 59 plays for 269 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York allowed 17 catches on 26 throws totaling 183 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. In the game, they allowed 432 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Giants allowed 249 yards on 40 runs which is an average of 6.2 yards per run allowed.
During this campaign to this point, the Giants have compiled 2,815 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 187.7 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 29th in the NFL. The New York Giants average 297.2 yards/game ranking them 31st in football. They maintain an average of 109.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,643 yards for the season. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Giants rank 31st in football by tallying 17.1 points per contest. Concerning passing yards, the Giants have conceded 3,608 yards which ranks them 16th in the National Football League. For the season, they have relinquished 352.1 yards per outing which puts them 13th in the league. The Giants sit in 10th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 22.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 111.6 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of their 15 games, they have conceded 240.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.1%. In total, they have allowed 1,674 running yards through 15 outings.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +3
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