The 2-6 New York Giants will be looking for some redemption and the chance to turn the season around facing the Dallas Cowboys in New Jersey on Monday Night Football this week.
NJ sportsbooks have made the 4-3 Cowboys at least a touchdown favorite, mainly due to the fact they beat the Giants by 18 points in Week 1.
However, oddsmakers may be forgetting a long history of close Cowboys vs. Giants matchups. Let’s take a closer look.
Cowboys get rest, Giants find rhythm
The Cowboys should be rested coming off a bye in Week 8.
But the Giants may have some rhythm, at least on offense, as they scored 26 points in a loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The problem with betting on New York to keep it close is the defense. The Giants gave up 342 passing yards to Lions QB Matthew Stafford and 35 points overall in Week 8.
Cowboys vs. Giants odds at NJ sportsbooks
Below is a look at the current point spread, moneyline, and over/under lines for the Monday night game at the top three NJ sports betting apps.
|Cowboys vs. Giants||DraftKings||FanDuel||William Hill|
|Spread||DAL -7.5 NY +7.5||DAL -7 NY +7||DAL -7 NY +7|
|Moneyline||DAL -335 NY +280||DAL -340 NY +280||DAL -350 NY +280|
Cowboys vs. Giants: NFC East rivals
Dallas leads the overall series between the two NFC East rivals with a record of 67-46-2.
In fact, the Cowboys have won five straight, including the 35-17 dismantling of the Giants in Week 1.
Dallas QB Dak Prescott went 25 for 32 for 405 yards and four touchdowns in that game, outdueling then-Giants starter Eli Manning, who went 30 for 44 for 306 yards and a TD.
Although, Giants running back Saquon Barkley was impressive, posting 120 yards on 11 carries.
Rookie QB Daniel Jones will start for the Giants this time around. He went 2-0 in his first two starts for the team this year but has since dropped four straight.
The thing is, this Cowboys vs. Giants matchup has been historically closer than all that suggests this game will be. In fact, 25 of the 41 Cowboys-Giants games in this millennium have been decided by seven points or less.
Last season, the Giants came within a point of the Cowboys in the final regular-season game for both teams. The Cowboys won 36-35 on a Prescott to Cole Beasley 32-yard TD pass with about a minute to play.
That was a Sunday game at MetLife Stadium this past December. This one is Monday, Nov. 4 at MetLife with kickoff set for 8:15 p.m. ET. ESPN will televise the game.