Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Prediction, Preview and Odds - 12/19/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, December 19, 2021
Venue:  MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Cowboys -10, Giants +10; Over/Under:  45 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Cowboys -10.5, Giants +10.5; Over/Under:  45 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Cowboys NL, Giants NL; Over/Under:  44.5 points
 

Season Record

Dallas Cowboys:  9-4 (1st place, NFC East)
New York Giants:  4-9 (4th place, NFC East)
 
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Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Dallas Cowboys:  won on the road on Dec. 12 against the Washington Football Team 27-20.
New York Giants:  lost on the road on Dec. 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers 37-21.
 
 
 

Dallas Cowboys Analysis

The Cowboys are coming into this game with a 9-4 record overall and they are 5-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 4th divisional matchup of the year and they are currently 3-0 in their division games this season, including a 44-20 win over the Giants at home earlier this season. Their last loss was against the Las Vegas Raiders but they have gone on a 2 game winning streak since then with wins coming against the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Football Team in their last game. Dak Prescott completed 22/39 passes for 211 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in that one. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing with 45 yards on 12 carries while Corey Clement led the team in carries with 13 for 44 yards. CeeDee Lamb led the receivers with 61 yards on 7 receptions while Michael Gallup had 60 yards on 5 receptions. Amari Cooper caught the lone touchdown pass in that one. Jourdan Lewis led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles. Micah Parsons led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while Randy Gregory came up with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 380 points in their 13 games this season averaging 29.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 287 points against them allowing 22.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 409.1 YPG while their defense is allowing 361.1 YPG.
 
 

New York Giants Analysis

The Giants are coming into this game with a 4-9 record overall and they are 3-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 4th divisional matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 1-2 in their division games this season. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Philadelphia Eagles while their 3 losses in that span came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Dolphins, and the LA Chargers in their last game. Mike Glennon completed 17/36 passes for 191 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in that one. Saquon Barkley led the team in rushing with 64 yards on 16 carries while Mike Glennon ran in 1 TD himself. Kyle Rudolph led the receivers with 66 yards on 2 receptions while Devontae Booker led the team in receptions with 4 for 28 yards. Barkley and Elijhaa Penny both caught the touchdown passes with 1 each in that one. Aaron Robinson led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Dexter Lawrence and Azeez Ojulari both recorded the only sacks in that game with 1 each while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception in that one. They have scored 232 points in their 13 games this season averaging 17.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 310 points against them allowing 23.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 312.2 YPG while their defense is allowing 369.7 YPG.
 
 

 

Cowboys vs Giants Prediction

The Cowboys are coming into this game as 10 point favorites with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Cowboys played much better in their last game winning that one in a divisional matchup but their defense has been playing very well in recent games and the reason they have been doing so well. Their offense is also getting a lot healthier and has a lot of players returning to their lineup. The Giants have been having an awful season and the team looks lost out there, especially with Mike Glennon taking over for the injured Daniel Jones. The Cowboys beat them by over 20 points last time and it is going to be the same story here. The best bet to place in this game is on the Cowboys to cover the spread here.
 
Cowboys Giants Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, December 19, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Cowboys 42 Giants 17.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Dallas Cowboys: 10-3 ATS in all games. 7-2 ATS as a favorite. 6-1 ATS in road games. 8-0 ATS against conference opponents. 8-2 ATS in games played on turf. 11-3 ATS off 2 consecutive road wins. 14-8 ATS after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread. 9-2 ATS after a game with a turnover margin of +2 or better.
New York Giants: 6-11 ATS as a home underdog. 8-14 ATS in home games. 3-7 ATS after a playing a game where 50 total points or more were scored. 2-6 ATS after allowing 35 points or more last game. 4-7 ATS in December games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Dallas Cowboys:  T. Smith (T) day-to-day - Ankle injury. W. Grier (QB) day-to-day - Knee injury. T. Pollard (RB) day-to-day - Foot injury.
New York Giants:  K. Murphy (OL) Out indefinitely - Ankle injury. K. Toney (WR) Out indefinitely - Quadricep injury. L. Williams (DL) Out indefinitely - Elbow injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"There's so much value in those moments. To get where we want to go, we need to thrive in those situations. Now we created some of it today, don't get me wrong, but there's still benefit in adversity football." - Mike McCarthy on his team’s win against WFT in their last game.
 
 
“I’ve been fortunate enough to know what it’s supposed to look like, and I can see the direction it’s going, and I can see the foundation being poured and solidified and we’re going to get in the right direction.” - Joe Judge on the direction his team is headed in.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Dallas Cowboys
WR Amari Cooper
WR CeeDee Lamb 
WR Gallup, Michael 
TE Schultz, Dalton
QB Prescott, Dak 
RB Elliott, Ezekiel 
 
New York Giants
WR Golladay, Kenny 
WR Shepard, Sterling 
TE Engram, Evan 
TE RUDOLPH, KYLE
QB GLENNON, MIKE
RB Barkley, Saquon 
FB Penny, Elijhaa 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Dallas Cowboys
Passing: D. Prescott (3381)
Rushing: E. Elliott (810)
Receiving: C. Lamb (890)
Touchdowns: E. Elliott (9)
 
New York Giants
Passing: D. Jones (2428)
Rushing: D. Booker (432)
Receiving: K. Golladay (424)
Touchdowns: S. Barkley (4)
 
Coaches:
Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy (2nd season)
New York Giants: Joe Judge (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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