Cowboys vs. Giants: NFL Betting Preview – October 11, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 6, 2020 - Last Updated on October 9, 2020

The winless New York Giants are nine-point underdogs on the road as they look for their first win against the Dallas Cowboys (1-3) on Sunday, October 11 at AT&T Stadium. The game’s over/under is set at 54.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 9. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Cowboys games have gone over 54 points on three of four occasions this season.
  • New York’s games have never gone over 54 points this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 43.3 points per contest– 10.7 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • These two teams allow a combined 60.5 points per game– 6.5 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Cowboys games average 68 total points per game this season, 14 points higher than this over/under.
  • Giants games average 35.8 total points, 18.2 fewer than this point total.
  • The Cowboys are the third-highest scoring team in the league this year. The Giants have scored the least amount of points.
  • New York has allowed the 12th-fewest points in the league this season, while Dallas has given up the most.

Cowboys Betting Insights

  • three of Dallas’ four games this year have hit the over (75%).
  • Dallas is 0-4 against the spread.

Giants Betting Insights

  • New York is 2-2 against the spread.
  • Just one of New York’s games this year has gone over the point total.

Cowboys vs Giants: Last 5 Meetings

  • Dallas has won the last five matchups against the Giants.
  • Dallas has outscored New York 158 points to 93 in the past five games.
Cowboys vs Giants: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
11/4/2019 Giants 429-271 DAL 37-18 DAL
9/8/2019 Cowboys 494-470 DAL 35-17 DAL
12/30/2018 Giants 441-419 NYG 36-35 DAL
9/16/2018 Cowboys 298-255 DAL 20-13 DAL
12/10/2017 Giants 454-330 DAL 30-10 DAL

When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The Cowboys score 31.5 points per game– 7.5 more than the Giants allow each game (24).
  • In games where Dallas score at least 31.5 points this season, they are 1-1 overall, but 0-2 against the spread.
  • New York is 0-2 overall and 2-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 24 points.
  • The Cowboys average 181.3 total more yards than the Giants defense allows this season (509.5 to 328.2). The Cowboys average 6.6 yards per play while the Giants give up 5.1 per play.
  • When Dallas offense hits their season average yard output, they are 0-3 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • When New York allows less than their season average for total yards this season, they are 2-0 against the spread and 0-2 overall.
  • The Giants defense has given up an average of 106.8 rushing yards per game– five yards more than the Cowboys average per game (101.8).
  • When Dallas runs for at least their season average this season, they are 1-1 overall and 0-2 against the spread.
  • This season, when the New York defense allows less than 106.8 yards on the ground, they are 1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall.
  • The Cowboys commit 1.2 more turnovers per game this season (2.2) than the Giants defense force per game (one).
  • In games where they turn the football over 2.2 times or fewer this season, Dallas is 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread.
  • New York is 2-1 against the spread and 0-3 overall this season when they force at least one turnover in a game.

When the Giants Have the Ball

  • The Giants score just 11.8 points per game– 24.7 fewer than the Cowboys give up per matchup (36.5).
  • New York is 1-1 against the spread and 0-2 overall a season ago when they score at least 11.8 points.
  • This season, Dallas has a 0-2 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 31.5 or fewer points.
  • The Giants average 152.5 fewer yards per game (278), than the Cowboys allow per contest (430.5).
  • On average, the Giants pick up 4.6 yards per play, while the Cowboys allow 6 per play.
  • Dallas has a 0-3 record ATS and a 1-2 record overall when holding its opponents to 430.5 yards or less.
  • The Giants rush for just 76.5 yards per game– 96 fewer per game than the 172.5 the Cowboys allow per contest.
  • New York has a 1-0 ATS record and a 0-1 overall record when they rush for at least 76.5 yards.
  • This season, Dallas is 0-3 against the spread and 1-2 overall when allowing 172.5 yards or less on the ground.
  • This year, the Giants turn the ball over two times per game– 1.5 more turnovers per game than the Cowboys force on average (0.5).
  • New York has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall when it turns the ball over two times or less.
  • This season, Dallas has a 0-2 record against the spread and a 0-2 record overall when it forces at least 0.5 turnovers.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Dak Prescott has thrown for league-leading 1,690 yards while completing 68.2% of his passes (137-of-201), with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in four games (422.5 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 16 times for 86 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 21.5 yards per game.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has taken 70 attempts for 273 rushing yards (68.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns in four games. He’s also caught 23 passes for 159 yards (39.8 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • This season, Amari Cooper has 37 catches (team-high 51 targets) to lead the team with 401 yards (100.3 per game) and a touchdown.
  • Rookie CeeDee Lamb has added 309 yards on 21 catches with two touchdowns. He has been targeted 28 times and puts up 77.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Michael Gallup has caught 13 passes on 24 targets for 275 yards and a touchdown, averaging 68.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Aldon Smith has four sacks, three TFL, and 22 tackles this season so far.
  • Jaylon Smith has 39 tackles and a TFL this year.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Daniel Jones has thrown for 889 yards and two touchdowns, but also five interceptions, while completing 61.1% of his passes (91-of-149). He’s also carried the ball 18 times for 137 yards, averaging 34.3 yards per game.
  • Wayne Gallman leads the running back corps with just 52 rushing yards on 10 carries (17.3 yards per game) in three games.
  • This season, Darius Slayton has 15 catches (29 targets) for 236 yards (59.0 per game) and a pair of touchdowns in four games.
  • Evan Engram has added 17 catches for 131 yards. He’s been targeted 30 times and averages 32.8 yards per game.
  • Golden Tate also has 103 yards on 14 passes in 2020, averaging 34.3 yards per game on 18 targets in three games.
  • Leonard Williams has a team-high two sacks, four TFL, and 17 tackles.
  • Blake Martinez has totaled 42 tackles, five TFL, and two sacks in his first season with the Giants.

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