*10* NFL Game of the Week (Power Sports) ~ Went 6-1 Saturday!
Dallas vs. NY Giants,
11/04/2019 20:15 EDT,
Score: 37 - 18
Point Spread: +7/+101 NY Giants
10* NY Giants (8:15 ET): This is the second meeting of the year between these long-time NFC East rivals. I made the mistake of playing the G-Men in the first, which they lost 35-17 as 7-point underdogs. That result seems to have set the tone for the respective seasons as Dallas is 5-3 (coming off a bye) while the Giants are 2-6 SU (and have lost four in a row). The Week 1 win by the Cowboys was also their fifth straight win and cover over the Giants. But look at this line for Monday night's rematch. The Giants are now basically getting the same number of points at home that they were on the road. There's some real value on the home dog here. Take the points.
While still struggling, the Giants do look a lot different from when they faced the Cowboys in Week 1. The most obvious difference is at QB w/ Daniel Jones now starting instead of Eli Manning. Jones first appeared in Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay where he led a dramatic come from behind win. He then won his first career start, beating the Redskins 24-3. But since then, it's been nothing but losses as the Giants are 0-4. Slow starts have doomed the Giants during this stretch, but note that two of the four losses have been by six points or less. The other two were to the Vikings and Patriots, two of the best teams in the league. Jones will also finally have a full compliment of skill position players this week as RB Saquon Barkley and WR Sterling Shepard are both set to return. Keep in mind that both TE Evan Engram and WR Golden Tate have missed time as well, but they'll be on the field here as well.
On the defensive side of the ball, there's also a fresh new face for the Giants. It's Leonard Williams, who was acquired this week in a trade w/ the Jets. The Giants' defense has been better over the L3 games and I expect a much better showing than the disastrous effort against the Cowboys in Week 1. Despite them destroying the Eagles two weeks ago, I remain highly skeptical of the Cowboys. They are 1-2 on the road w/ the lone win coming against Washington. They've already lost once in this stadium this year, falling as a 7-pt road favorite to the previously winless Jets. Despite many trends pointing Dallas' way in this game, I'm going the other way as this is a great sell high (Dallas) / buy low (Giants) spot with the two teams. 10* NY Giants