New York Giants will take on Dallas Cowboys in the NFL 2021 Week 15 on Sunday afternoon. The home side is far from the playoff battle, and they can play without any pressure. The visitors hold the division top spot firmly, and they want to keep the high level of their performance.
New York lost twice in a row, and they will try to bounce back. However, a tough opponent is ahead of them, and this game will be a big challenge for them. On the other hand, Dallas has been pretty confident this season, and they are on the right track to the playoffs. The away side wants to lock the division top spot and eyes the third straight victory.
New York Giants – Can they produce a surprise?
It has been another poor campaign for the Giants, as they are not in the contest for the post-season spot. The Giants sit in the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-9 record, and they’ll unlikely improve their position. New York suffered two straight defeats and lost three times in the last four rounds. The latest one came against the Chargers, where the Giants had defensive issues, allowing 423 yards to their rivals. They still need to cope with the absence of their starting QB Daniel Jones, who will likely miss this game as well.
Daniel Jones has passed for 2,428 yards so far, with ten touchdowns and seven interceptions, while he has been sacked 22 times. Devontae Booker has carried the ball for 432 yards and a pair of scores, while Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones have combined for 676 rushing yards and four TDs. Kenny Golladay leads the receiving department with 424 yards, while Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram generated 300+ receiving yards each. On defense, Tae Crowder has 96 total tackles, while Azeez Ojulari has sacked the opponent’s quarterbacks 7.5 times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Collin Johnson, Evan Engram, Elijhaa Penny, Andrew Thomas, Matt Skura, Billy Price, Will Hernandez, Nate Solder
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Dexter Lawrence, Austin Johnson, Raymond Johnson III, Lorenzo Carter, Tae Crowder, Reggie Ragland, Azeez Ojulari, James Bradberry, Xavier McKinney, Logan Ryan, Aaron Robinson
Quarter Back: Mike Glennon
Kicker: Graham Gano
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Dallas Cowboys – Will they meet expectations?
The Cowboys had a response on two straight defeats, as they managed to celebrate twice in a row. It’s going to be their third consecutive game on the road, after beating the Saints and Washington in the previous two rounds. They are the top-placed team in the NFC East with a 9-4 record and three wins ahead of the Eagles and the Team. They held Washington to only 224 yards and forced the rival to make four turnovers.
Dak Prescott has thrown for 3,381 yards this season, with 24 TDs and ten picks, while the opponent defenders sacked him 22 times. Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys’ ground game with 810 yards and eight scores, while Tony Pollard has carried the ball for 602 yards and a pair of touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb is Dallas’s best receiver with 890 yards and six touchdown receptions, while Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz have combined for 1,259 receiving yards and ten TDs. Defensively, Jayron Kearse dominates with 88 total tackles, while Micah Parsons has logged 12 sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Dalton Schultz, Ty Nsekhe, Terence Steele, Connor McGovern, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, La’el Collins
Expected Line-Up (Defense): DeMarcus Lawrence, Neville Gallimore, Carlos Watkins, Randy Gregory, Leighton Vander Esch, Keanu Neal, Micah Parsons, Anthony Brown, Jayron Kearse, Damontae Kazee, Trevon Diggs
Quarter Back: Dak Prescott
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein
Expert Pick #1 – Dallas Cowboys -10.5 @-110
The Cowboys are firm favorites in this match, and they should keep their fine form running. They didn’t have much trouble against stronger opponents on the road, and despite the double-digit margin, I expect them to cover the number. Therefore, I’ll take the Cowboys ATS as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Under 44.5 @-110
Both teams have been involved in low-scoring games lately, and I expect that trend to continue. The Under cashed in six of the last seven matches of both sides, and this one shouldn’t be much different. Give me the Under as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Cowboys Over 27.5 @-115
On the other hand, Dallas should dominate this match and be pretty productive in the front. Although the odds are slightly lower than the first two picks, the Cowboys should easily see off their rivals.