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NFL Betting: Giants busted up going into thanksgiving clash with Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a dominant effort in which they completely annihilated the Minnesota Vikings, who had come into the game with only one loss. Often with NFL betting, people look at that and overrate a team. And we can see that kind of thing happening with the Cowboys as they go into their Thanksgiving Day game against the New York Giants.

But for some BetOnline customers, there are very few other ways to look at it because the Giants are banged up and may have been exposed last week against the Detroit Lions. Yes, these teams come into this game at AT&T Stadium with identical 7-3 records, both straight up and against the spread. But the Giants are in the process of undergoing a lot of attrition, and that may be a little too much for first-year head coach Brian Daboll to handle.

Last week, after a 31-18 loss to the Lions, Daboll mentioned that nothing was really up to the standard he was looking for. There were screw-ups on both sides of the ball and on special teams. One of the bigger screw-ups may have been from Daboll himself, as he put the team’s best cornerback, Adoree Jackson, in the game as a punt returner, which led to a sprained MCL that took him out of action.

So if you want to use a 2.0 term, the Giants are “trending downward” at the moment.

Meanwhile, Dallas got a superhuman effort out of Tony Pollard last week, as he had 189 combined rushing and receiving yards, scoring a pair of touchdowns. At its best, this team could contend for the NFC Championship. Visit here to know more about which team is favored by bettors for this match. 

And in the NFL betting odds that have been posted on this Thanksgiving Day game at BetOnline, the Cowboys are actually favored by double digits.

Dallas Cowboys -10

New York Giants +10

Over 45.5 Points -110

Under 45.5 Points -110

Holding the Vikings to 183 total yards and sacking Kirk Cousins seven times may be partly a reflection of the potential strength of the Cowboys or just a very flat effort on the part of Minnesota. But they were able to get that done against the team that was tied for the best record in the NFL. In a previous meeting, they were also a little too much for the Giants, as they sacked Daniel Jones five times and came away with a 23-16 road win over the guys in blue.

Jones seems to have a rather up-and-down way about him. A couple of weeks ago, he was very close to having a perfect quarterback rating, and he has to be commended for having gone 153 passing attempts without throwing an interception. Those are the kinds of things that are possible when you have a dependable ground game, which includes the NFL’s leading rusher. But against Detroit, Saquon Barkley was held to just 22 yards on 15 carries, and Jones threw two interceptions.

We’re asking whether that kind of thing could continue this week. No, we don’t think Barkley will be completely shut down. But you have to take note that rookie Wan’Dale Robinson, who had 100 yards receiving last week, injured his knee and is unavailable. Kenny Golladay just got back into the action, and his two receptions last week were the first he had since the opening game.

The offensive line is what could bring the Giants down here. Their starting center, Jon Feliciano, is dealing with a neck injury and won’t play. The same goes for tackle Evan Neal. They’re just shuffling guys around, and that can’t be helpful to Jones, with Micah Parsons staring across the line of scrimmage.

The Giants could be considered fortunate to have the record they’ve got; after all, they’ve only outscored their opponents by a single point. Dallas will have to overcome a point-spread trend that has seen them lose ten of their last 11 Thanksgiving Day games against the number. But in this particular instance, we think they can do it.

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John Scott

John Scott joined the Times of Casino’s team as a news writer. He previously worked with foremost publications as an intern. He holds bachelor of journalism degree and more than three years of experience of writing. In his free time, he enjoys travelling different places.

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