Giants Cowboys Betting Tips – Cowboys Try To Sweep Season Series Against The Giants
The Dallas Cowboys won the first regular season game of the 2012 NFL campaign. They'll try to follow up one win over the New York Giants with another conquest of Big Blue on Sunday.
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – Sunday, October 28
Betting line: Pick 'em
Why New York Will Win
The online sports betting legal community will sometimes point out tactical or matchup-based reasons for picking one team over another. On other occasions, it will point to the human psyche as a source of a gameday prognostication. In this case, the best reason to value the Giants is the latter – the realm of the mind should work in their favor.
Payback for the week-one loss is a good source of motivation, but one also needs to realize that revenge isn't enough of a reason to pick one team over another. One should also point to the way this New York team has been building on one success after another. In the Giants' most recent game in week seven, the Washington Redskins thought they had the game won, but then Eli Manning – who is the current king of the fourth-quarter game-winning drive in the NFL – showed the rookie quarterback on the other sideline (Robert Griffin III) how it is done, and he did it quickly. Nineteen seconds of game clock and two plays were all Manning needed to connect with Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown pass to win the game for Big Blue.
What will Eli and the rest of the offense do this week, and how much time will the Giants need to get it done? Who knows what the length of time will be? What matters is that the Giants look like a team that will succeed in Dallas. You have to respect this team's always-powerful defense and its list of great and terrifying players who seem to punish their opponents and get the stops when they're most needed. All of these reasons are why the Giants have a 5-2 record, and it's a good bet that it's going to be 6-2 after this weekend.
Why Dallas Will Win
American football betting pundits have reason to believe that the Cowboys are beginning to turn their season in the right direction, thanks to a week-seven win over the Carolina Panthers. Dallas stopped its losing streak at only two games and brought a confident strut back to the locker room and the practice field. The Cowboys have now established the mental freshness, the renewed outlook that will give them a better chance of making a new winning streak at the season's midpoint. It's no big secret that the Cowboys have had a mostly rough start this year, but with their current record of 3-3, the chances of a good season are still very realistic for them. Their need to keep winning will give them a sense of immediacy and urgency – that should prove beneficial for head coach Jason Garrett's club. If you look back all the way to week one when the Cowboys defeated the Giants on the road, the confidence that comes from having already beaten New York has got to make Dallas feel good going into this matchup.
Who Will Win
The Giants have had a lot of success in Cowboys Stadium over the years, and since New York lost the first meeting between these two teams, you can bet that the Giants will get their revenge this weekend. New York's pass rush should get to Tony Romo and cause the Dallas quarterback to commit multiple turnovers.
NFL Football Betting Pick: New York Giants