Pro football betting expectations continue to grow for the New York Giants as they have shown marked improvement over last year’s poor NFL sports betting season.
The Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants on ESPN Monday Night Football with kickoff set for 8:40 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with the Cowboys as a 3 point home favorite and with an over/under of 44.5.
The Giants have a NFL betting record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread. Big Blue is coming off a 28-20 home win over Detroit in which they failed to cover as 10 point chalks. The Giants rank 5th in the NFL for rushing and new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has got the defense ranking 2nd in the NFL.
Ahmad Bradshaw has 582 yards rushing with a 5.3 yards per carry average while Eli Manning has been inconsistent but getting better with an 86.2 QB rating and a 10/8 touchdown/interception ratio.
Dallas has a NFL gambling record of 1-4 both straight up and against the spread. The Cowboys were touted as a Super Bowl team in preseason but have been sloppy and rank 16th for offensive scoring and 21st for points allowed.
Dallas ranks 23rd in the NFL for rushing and that has put the burden on quarterback Tony Romo, who has a solid 93.6 QB rating but a mediocre 10/7 TD/INT ratio. The Cowboys have been unable to cash in and close drives that Romo leads because of the weak ground attack.
Wade Phillips role as the sock puppet head coach for owner Jerry Jones is ultimately what is killing off the Cowboys Super Bowl dreams.
The Giants have covered 11 out of their last 15 pro football betting matchups as a road dog. Dallas has paid out in just 1 of their last 5 Monday night games. The Giants have gone over the total in 9 of their last 10 NFC games. Dallas has gone over the total in 7 of their last 10 Monday games.
The Giants have gotten the money in 4 out of their last 5 against the Cowboys and the series has gone under the total in just 2 of the last 9 meetings.