The first Sunday of the 2015 NFL season wraps up with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys opened as a five-point favorite for the game but are now favored by six points according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline has the Cowboys at -270 and the Giants at +230.
The Giants are 2–4 against the spread in their last six games against Dallas, and have lost the last four games straight up. The Giants finished the 2014 season 6–10 overall and 7–9 ATS, while the Cowboys were 13–5 on the season and 11–7 ATS. They covered in five of their last six games of 2014, winning all five straight up.
The total has gone OVER for totals bettors in the last five and 10 of the last 12 games between these two teams. It has also gone OVER in the last five games in Dallas. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 28.8 to 23.4 Cowboys victory, but a Giants cover.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is listed on the injury report for his back, but will play as usual. Dez Bryant is listed with a hamstring injury, but is a full participant, and will play. The Cowboys running back situation is up in the air, with either Joseph Randle or Darren McFadden starting this weekend.
There are season-long prop bets at the sportsbooks available on the top names in Sunday’s Giants vs. Cowboys betting matchup.
On the Cowboys side, Tony Romo has his total passing yards set at 4,000, touchdown passes at 29.5, and interceptions at 12.5. Dez Bryant has his total receiving yards set at 1,250, and total receiving touchdowns at 11.5. Joseph Randle has his rushing yards set at 900 and rushing and receiving touchdowns at 6.5.
For the Giants, Eli Manning has his total passing yards set at 4,400, touchdown passes at 29.5, and interceptions at 16.5. Odell Beckham, Jr. has his total receiving yards set at 1,250, and receiving touchdowns set at 10. Rashad Jennings has his total rushing and receiving touchdowns at 5.5, while Shane Vereen has his set at 4.5.