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Dallas at NY Giants Sunday Night Football Betting Odds

Dallas at NY Giants Sunday Night Football Betting Odds

Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys will face Eli Manning, Odel Beckham Jr and the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football in a week 12 matchup from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Sunday Night Football betting odds favor the visiting Cowboys by 3 points over the home team Giants. The game total is 47.5.

Matchup: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Date: Sunday, Nov. 23
Start Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBCsports.com
Play-by-Play: Al Michaels
Analysis:
Cris Collinsworth
Sidline:
Michele Tafoya
Radio: Dallas vs NYG
Weather: Cloudy, high of 52°F , low of 44°F. A 100% chance of rain. Winds out of the SE at about 10-20 mph.
Point Spread: Dallas -3
Money Line: Cowboys -175 Vs Giants +155
Game Total: 47.5

Analyzing The Dallas Cowboys at NY Giants Sunday Night Football Betting Odds

The Cowboys are coming off a very much needed bye week after a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, which also helps ailing quarterback Tony Romo. The back injury has been a problem for Romo since last season and after off-season back surgery, he has managed to play at a very high level, completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 2,244 yards and 18 touchdowns with six interceptions.

Dez Bryant and Jason Witten lead the receiving corps and have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. League leading rusher DeMarco Murray has 1,233 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. The Cowboys ground game is averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

Romo was held out of practice Wednesday, but returned to the field Thursday, a possible sign he’s ready to repeat his three-touchdown performance against the Giants in Week 7. That was also a big game for leading Dallas wide out Dez Bryant, who racked up 151 receiving yards. Bryant has scored a touchdown in all but three games this season, and he recorded a season-high 158 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10’s 31-17 blasting of Jacksonville.

Defensively, the Dallas Cowboys are allowing 21.2 points, 348.8 yards, and they’ve forced 16 sacks and 17 turnovers.

The Giants are coming off a terrible offensive performance against the San Francisco 49ers that saw quarterback Eli Manning throw five interceptions. Can the G-Men snap their 0-5 SU and ATS slump? Well, this is the 6th straight game where the Giants have opened as NFL betting underdogs, so the NFL oddsmakers are skeptical.

Eli Manning is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has struggled after losing start WR Victor Cruz to a season ending injury and has thrown two touchdowns and six picks in his last two games. The Giants have lost six of their last nine games when he throws at least one interception.

The Giants ground game is averaging a paltry 3.7 yards per carry which is over a yard less than the Cowboys average per rush. Through the first five games, RB Rashad Jennings lived up to all expectations, ranking fourth in the NFL in rushing and helping the Giants to a 3-2 record and within one game of the NFC East. But when he went down in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons with a sprained MCL, the Giants stopped to a dead halt. Without Jennings the G-Men lost 4 straight. He still leads the team with 455 yards and two scores. Backup rusher and rookie Andre Williams has scored twice in his last three games. 

Jennings was able to knock off some of the rust last week after playing a full game with 22 carries and zero setbacks.. He should have a lot more opportunity for success against the Cowboys defense than there was against San Francisco. 

Defensively, the New York Giants are allowing 26.3 points, 397.7 yards, and have forced 17 sacks and 17 turnovers.

The weather will be a big factor in this Sunday Night matchup as there is a forecasted 100% chance of rain with winds up to 20 mph in the open-air stadium.

The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in November. The Giants are 19-45-2 ATS in their last 66 games in November and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

I am baffled at the snug SNF betting spread of 3 points. A healthy Tony Romo and well rested DeMarco Murray will get the job done in the Big Apple.

Bet The Cowboys -3

St. Louis at San Diego Upset Alert Pick

St. Louis at San Diego Upset Alert Pick

Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams (4-6, 4th in NFC West) invade Qualcomm Stadium to take on Phillip Rivers, Antonio Gates and the San Diego Super Chargers (6-4, 3rd in AFC West) in week 12 NFL betting action.

The Chargers are 5 point favorites vs the visiting Rams with a game total of 43.

In three of the last five games, the Rams have managed to convincingly beat the NFL’s top teams: the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Amazing considering the Rams lost franchise QB Sam Bradford to a season ending knee injury early this year. The win against the Broncos actually came last week when the Rams D only allowed seven points , which is kind of unheard of in the Peyton Manning era in Denver.

The San Diego Super Chargers have had a streaky season winning on the strength of QB Phillip Rivers arm. Last week they struggled to beat the Oakland Raiders with rumors abound that the Chargers are hiding a serious injury to Rivers. The Chargers have some very tough opponents coming up, teams like the New England Patriots and Denver, so this is a must win.

Matchup: St Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers
Date: Sunday, Nov. 23
Start Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: San Diego, CA
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
TV Info: Fox
Live Stream: NFL.com
Radio: St Louis vs San Diego
Point Spread: Chargers -5
Money Line: Rams +185 Vs Chargers -255
Game Total: 43

Analyzing My St. Louis at San Diego Upset Alert Pick

After the Chargers beat the Raiders, Gates said Rivers has a "very severe rib injury." The next day, coach Mike McCoy said Rivers hasn’t missed time or received treatment for any injury.

Then Gates, after a probable ass chewing by McCoy, clarified his comments, “I was just talking in terms of playing the game, just the typical soreness you have from playing in this league. I’ve been playing in this league a long time. I understand the process, the battles of what you have to put into a game, taking care of yourself physically."

He later continued to remove his foot from his mouth, “I’m no doctor, by [any] stretch. My job is to come out here and try to help us win. As far as Philip goes, anything pertaining to him or concerning him and his physical health, that’s something maybe a doctor or a trainer or maybe himself can answer. Like I said, it was just me talking about his pure toughness, what I’ve known about him as a person.”

Regardless, the Chargers have now listed Chargers as having a chest injury in advance of Sunday’s game against the Rams. He fully participated in practice with the condition. Considering Rivers has played with a torn ACL; a chest injury or a very severe rib injury or something in between won’t keep him from playing.

The Chargers offense is averaging 21.8 points and 330.4 yards per game, which ranks them 17th and 22nd in the NFL in those categories. Phillip Rivers has completed 66.8 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Last week, the Rams opened up the game by letting efficient game managing QB Shaun Hill surprise the Broncos secondary by going for the long ball early. Once the Rams got their lead they used a power-rushing attack to put up well over 100 yards against the NFL’s No. 1 run defense and when the Broncos offense was on the field, their secondary was able to keep the receiving core covered long enough for their explosive offensive line to rattle Peyton Manning into making a mistake…which happened often.

The Rams offense is averaging 18.5 points per game, which ranks 27th in the NFL, and 312.9 yards per game, which ranks them 29th in the NFL. The St. Louis defense is allowing 25.8 points per game that ranks them 25th in the NFL and they allow 362.4 yards per game that ranks them 17th.

San Diego is 6-2 against the spread following a win, 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. St. Louis is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.

I can with almost certainty predict that the St. Louis Rams will cover the week 12 NFL betting spread. Fisher’s game plan will be to get an early lead again, run the ball the rest of the way and let their defense punish Rivers.

My NFL Week 12 Upset Alert Pick – Rams +5

Arizona at Seattle Week 12 Betting Prediction

Arizona at Seattle Week 12 Betting Prediction

The not so super defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks (6-4, 2nd in NFC West) host the NFL league leading Arizona Cardinals this Sunday in week 12 NFL betting action. This will be the first meeting this season between these two NFC West rivals.

The Seahawks are one touchdown favorites over the Cards at CenturyLink Field behind the support of the coveted 12th man.

Matchup: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, Nov. 23
Start Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
TV Info: Fox
Live Stream: NFL.com
Radio: Arizona Vs Seattle
Point Spread: Seattle -7
Money Line: Cardinals +255 Vs Seahawks -310
Game Total: 46

Analyzing My Arizona at Seattle Week 12 Betting Prediction

The Cardinals have had to deal with injuries and suspensions to key players all season, but they lead the NFC West by three games and have the best record in the NFL. However, they are still behind the Pats, Broncos and Packers in the Super Bowl conversation…but they keep on winning.

With QB Carson Palmer out for the season, back up Drew Stanton will have to lead this team. The Cardinals offense is averaging 23.7 points and 333 yards per game both of which rank in the middle third of all NFL teams. Their defense allows a third best in the NFL 17.6 points per game and a 13th best 343.7 yards per game and they are plus 11 in turnover ratio.

The Seahawks were the clear favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions coming into the season, and after beating the Packers and Broncos in the first few weeks, they sure looked like it. Then all of a sudden, the bounces that this team use to get last year starting going their opponents way. As the sub par play and losses begin to mount, the tracks in the locker room began to show as they managed to go only go 4-3 in their next seven games.

The Seahawks shipped troublesome WR Percy Harvin to the New York Jets in hope of turning back to their winning ways, but now an unhappy Beast Mode Marshawn Lynch and reports of a locker room that may be divided over QB Russell Wilson are carrying the conversation. They had won three games in a row until last week when they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Seattle.

The Seahawks offense ranks 10th in points per game at 26 and 11th in yards per game at 366 but I hasn’t led to consistent wins. The Seahawks defense allows 21.5 points per game which ranks 12th and they are third in the NFL allowing 306.1 yards per game.

Seattle is 15-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 19-8 against the spread against the NFC, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games. Arizona is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 4-1 against the spread against the NFC West, and 6-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the spread in 11 of the last 16 meetings of these two.

My NFL week 12 betting prediction is that Seattle may win this game, but they will NOT cover the 7 point spread. Bet the Cards at +7.