NFL Week 8 Betting: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Pick and Prediction

The New York Giants travel to the Big D to take on the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants and Cowboys have already played once this season; in the opening game of the season, with the Cowboys coming away with the win on the road. Both of these teams compete out of the NFC East, where New York holds a 1.5 game lead on the rest of the division. At 5-2, they lead Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia, who are 3-3. The Giants are coming off a big win over Washington, while Dallas beat the Carolina Panthers last weekend.

The Cowboys are going to have to take care of the football if they want any chance at repeating Opening Night. The Cowboys turn the ball over way too much, which burns them in the end. Dallas passes the ball pretty well; averaging 277 yards per game via the air. The Cowboys defense has been pretty good against the pass as well; yielding 187.3 yards per game. Dallas is led by Miles Austin, who has four touchdown receptions and Dez Bryant, with 2.

The New York Giants are playing pretty good football right now. New York has won three in a row since a road loss at Philadelphia. The Giants are third in the NFL in passing yards with 295.3 yards per game.  Victor Cruz has seven touchdown receptions, while the running back combination of Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown have eight combined scores. The Giants have yet to take their bye, as they will host Pittsburgh and play at Cincinnati the following two weekends.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • New York Giants -1
  • Dallas Cowboys +1

Free Prediction and Pick

New York has Eli Manning on their side. He is a much better and poised quarterback than Tony Romo. Victor Cruz is emerging into a top notch receiver, and Ahmad Bradshaw continues to run the football well. New York is the team to beat out of the NFC East, and as defending Super Bowl champions, in maybe all of football. We expect the Giants to roll in this game by two touchdowns.

Prediction: New York Giants 31-17

As you can see with our prediction – we have no faith in the Dallas Cowboys covering such a small spread. We feel like New York is going to come out with a chip on their shoulder in this game and blow-out Dallas. The Giants are a much better football team on both sides of the ball. In the end, New York runs away with this game in a laugher, which means New York -1.

Pick: New York Giants -1