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NFL Week 2 Handicapping
(0-1) New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 8:20 PM
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: Dallas -3.5
NFL Week 2 Moneyline Odds: Off
Week 2 NFL Betting Total: 44
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The upgrades the Giants made in the off-season were supposed to charge up the offense but we did not see a lot of that in the opener where they did not score much. Perhaps it was just playing against one of the best defenses in the league.
Dallas always gets a lot of attention but I am not sure this is going to be a good season for the Cowboys. They are not off to a good start losing to Carolina last week and it is only a matter of time before being mediocre leads to some dramatic changes.
New York Giants
The drafting of running back Saquon Barkley definitely had the NFL talking this offseason. Through just one game it is clear the rookie can be a dynamic playmaker but overall the running game was just OK. More than half of the 106 yards he had in the opener came on one 68 yard scamper.
New York also invested in their offensive line so some of the blame should probably go in that direction too. They were able to keep Eli Manning mostly clean, just a couple of sacks, against a Jacksonville defense that is known to get after it. Manning was able to connect with Odell Beckham Jr. eleven times for 111 yards which is not a great average.
Holding Jacksonville to just 20 points could be considered a win within last week’s loss. Normally you can win with performance like that. They did not give up a lot on the ground either which is how Dallas wants to attack opponents. They can load up on the Cowboys ground game and dare one of the weakest set of receivers in teh NFL to make enough plays to win.
A home loss is never a good way to start the season but New York was the underdog anyway so no reason to panic too much. They are probably not going to compete for much anyway this season and and definitely won’t until they get their offense humming.
The Cowboys started the season with a road loss to Carolina in a low scoring affair, 16-8. Good thing it was on the road as the hom fans might have gotten restless having to wait a full three quarters plus to see the first points of the season.
Dallas is dealing with some injuries on the offensive line but they were able to run the ball. Dak Prescott was unimpressive in the passing game though. His 29 attempts yielded only 170 yards and he was sacked six times. The lack of receivers that you have to really account for was glaring…and that is not going to change throughout the season really.
On defense they were solid. Cam Newton had an even less productive day than Prescott throwing the ball, although he was the leading rusher. The Panthers were playing with he lead though so they didn’t have to take many chances. New York is not a great offensive team, at least not yet,. but with the players they have I think they are the more explosive unit, compared to the Panthers.
They were road underdogs so the loss is not too damaging overall for the Cowboys. However, a second loss hear would essentially end their season though. Starting 0-2 in the NFL is kind of like a death sentence and both teams know it for sure.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Giants’s last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Giants’s last 5 games when playing Dallas
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games when playing NY Giants
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Dallas -3.5
The hook is likely to be critical in this one. A division game this early actually has a lot at stake as both teams seek to avoid that dreaded 0-2 start.
NFL Free Week 2 Score Prediction: New York 27 – Dallas 24
Both offenses will be a little more in sync this week and I like the ceiling if the Giants a lot more. Dallas will have some pressure at home but their ability to change what they are doing is pretty limited. Calling the upset in this one and sort of looking forward to the way the pressure on coach Garrett in Dallas is going to be ratcheted up. Maybe he doesn’t even make it through September.
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