Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+11)
The Dallas Cowboys (9-4) are traveling to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they will play the New York Giants (4-9). New York opens this matchup as 11-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 45.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this game with a record of 9-4 this season. In their last contest, the Cowboys stepped onto the field against the Football Team and took home the win by a score of 27-20. Dak Prescott connected on 22/39 with 211 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 58.8 and ended the game with 2 picks. Ezekiel Elliott led the offense in rushing for the Cowboys with 12 totes for 45 yds (3.8 yds per attempt). CeeDee Lamb averaged 8.7 yds per reception by totaling 61 yds on 7 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball 35 different times and totaled 122 yards, which had them averaging 3.5 yards per attempt. For the game, they tallied 78 plays which gave them 323 yards. Dallas allowed 15 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 124 yds, and a completion rate of 44.1%. Against the rush, the Cowboys conceded 100 yards on 23 attempts, which calculates to 4.3 yds per run allowed.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Dallas Cowboys hold an average of 29.2 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 128.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 6th in the National Football League. The Cowboys have tallied 5,318 total yards for this campaign. Dallas has accumulated 186 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 103 infractions for 911 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 times (11 interceptions and 7 fumbles lost). In terms of scoring touchdowns, Dallas has earned 26 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns via the ground.
The Cowboys rank 12th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, giving up 22.1 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.5 yards per run and 110.2 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,433 running yards through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have conceded 3,261 yards which has them ranked 23rd in the NFL. They have conceded 250.8 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.1%. In total, they are allowing 361.1 yards per contest which has them sitting 23rd in the league. They have conceded 18 touchdowns by air and 12 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Giants head into this game 4-9 for this season. In their last game, the Giants went home defeated by a final of 37-21 against the Chargers. Mike Glennon (2 TDs) finished the contest with 191 yards on 17/36 through the air while his QB rating was 70.5. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.31 yards. Kyle Rudolph was featured in the passing game for the Giants, catching 2 footballs for 66 yards (33.0 yards per reception). Saquon Barkley ran the football 16 times for 64 yds, finishing the game with 4.0 yards per carry for New York. The Giants finished the game with 316 yards on 65 plays (4.9 yards per play). New York ran the football for 5.2 yards per carry, finishing the game with 135 yds on 26 attempts. New York allowed 37 rush attempts for 152 yds (4.1 yards per rush). The Giants secondary allowed a completion percentage of 74.2%, surrendering 271 yds on 23 out of 31 passing.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Giants currently sit 27th in football averaging 17.8 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Giants currently have a total of 2,833 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 217.9 passing yards per game, ranking them 20th out of all NFL teams. They average 94.2 run yards per game and have run for 1,225 yards for the season. The New York Giants have an average of 312.2 yards/game which is good for 25th out of all teams in the league. The New York offense has accrued 553 yds of penalties on 70 infractions, which has them sitting 27th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 11 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have tallied 147 1st downs.
New York has allowed the opposition a total of 1,625 yards rushing (125.0 yards per contest) and 10 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have conceded 23 touchdowns via the pass and 244.7 yards/contest, which has them sitting 20th in the league. Their defense has earned 19 turnovers (6 fumbles and 13 picks) so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 310 total points. The Giants defense has taken part in 884 plays, which is 31st in the league. The Giants are allowing 23.8 points per game, which puts them in 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +11
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