MNF Prediction: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
Posted by Mustelid
Posted on Sun, Nov 3, 2019
The NFL brings more action as the Dallas Cowboys will clash with the New York Giants at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford on Monday night.
The hosts are heading into this game after 31-26 defeat in their last NFL game that was against the Lions. And on the other side, the Cowboys managed to pull a great win against the Phillies, which placed them firmly at the top in their division. And while the Cowboys are +50000 to win the NFC title, the odds for the Giants stand at +800. However, heading into this Monday Night Football, the bookies are in favour of the visitors by solid 7 points.
The Cowboys are heading to this game with the winning momentum on their side. Moreover, they showed great performances and character as they stopped a three-game skid with a triumph over an experienced Philadelphia Eagles team. Also, the score of 37-10 showed their quality and dominance in this game. And that was partially down to Running back Ezekiel Elliott as he rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
However, for this game, it is Prescott that could be the key puzzle for the Cowboys. This prediction is based on the fact that Prescott had 405 passing yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. Therefore, his commanding presence was the key in Dallas’ 35-17 home win over the Giants back in Week 1.
It has been interesting to see how the public perception has moved the betting odds. Ever since the states have been allowed to regulate sports betting there has been more casual money pouring in, and this has taken effect on the lines as the bookmakers try to balance their shop. With bookie software websites aiding anyone looking in looking into how to become a bookie, nowadays casual money is all the more important to take in consideration to adjust your picks.
That’s for the out-of-the-field context. Going back to the in-field factors, the current defensive struggles of the Giants, Prescott is probably excited for another game against them.
On the defensive side of the game, the Cowboys will rely on the commanding presence of Robert Quinn and Leighton Vander Esch. The duo is 4-3 against in the spread in the last 7 games.
The Giants are not playing well at the moment. Moreover, their record so far this season is not that great as they have now 4 defeats in a row. Also, their latest defeat came in the game against the Detroit Lions with a score of 31-26. Yet, despite this loss, the Giants can look at the bright future with Daniel Jones under centre.
The 22 years old quarterback passed for 322 yards and four touchdowns without an interception while completing 28 of 41 passes. And this record will serve as a great confidence booster for the rookie athlete.
Also, Jones went head to head with the Cowboys in the past. During the last game against them, saw limited snaps in the Week 1 meeting, going 3 for 4 for 17 yards.
Nevertheless, the young quarterback will be facing a much stronger Dallas this time around. So the odds are not exactly on his side.
Both teams have the potential to have a great season this year. However, I believe that the Cowboys are the better team at the moment. Moreover, Dallas has great offensive firepower. Also, their defensive structure is more compact and their quarterbacks have a commanding presence. Additionally, the winning momentum is on their side. Therefore, take the Cowboys to win this game.
The Cowboys win, 28-22.