NFL odds: Giants seek season sweep of Cowboys as home underdogs

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Cowboys vs. Giants: Is the Giants playoff run in trouble?
Thursday December 8th, 2016

The Giants (8–4) remain the only team to defeat the Cowboys (11–1) this season—Dallas has won 11 consecutive games since falling 20–19 as one-point home underdogs in the regular-season opener.

The second meeting will take place in Week 14’s Sunday night game, and the road team is favored again. This time it is the NFC East-leading Cowboys sitting as consensus three-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com as they look to extend their winning streak to 12.

Dallas had won five of the previous six meetings before losing in Week 1, and the Cowboys are now 0-3-1 against the spread in the past four meetings. The Giants had their six-game winning streak (during which they were 5–1 against the spread) snapped in a 24–14 loss to the Steelers as 6.5-point road underdogs last week. New York currently sits in one of the two NFC wild card spots, while Dallas has already clinched a postseason berth.

Before that game kicks off, there are five other divisional matchups on Sunday in which bettors should have an interest.

Many believe Week 14 presents the Browns (0–12) with their best remaining opportunity to earn a win this season, as they host the Bengals (4-7-1) as 5.5-point home underdogs. The Bengals have dropped three of four overall, will be without top receiver A.J. Green and sit on the very fringe of the playoff race. But Cincinnati has won the past four meetings with Cleveland both straight up and ATS.

The Bears (3–9) won’t be in the postseason, but they are one of just two teams to hand the NFC North-leading Lions (8–4) a loss since their 1–3 start. Chicago is an eight-point road underdog in the rematch and has covered three of the past four meetings despite losing six of the last seven games in the series.

The Colts and Texans find themselves in a three-way tie atop the AFC South at 6–6, along with the Titans. The Colts host Houston as a six-point favorite and have won 13 of the previous 14 meetings in Indianapolis. Houston won the season’s first meeting 26–23 in overtime back in Week 6, scoring two touchdowns in the last 2:37 of regulation to tie things up.

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The Redskins (6-5-1) and Eagles (5–7) are both out to end losing streaks in the weekend’s NFC East undercard—they will meet in Philadelphia in a pick’em matchup. Washington has won four straight in the series and gone 7–2 against the spread in the past nine meetings.

The Buccaneers (7–5) have become surprise contenders in the NFC South thanks to a four-game winning streak, and they host the Saints (5–7) as 2.5-point favorites, according to the current NFL Week 14 point spreads. New Orleans won eight of the past nine meetings but has failed to cover in three of the last four. The Bucs are also 2–6 against the spread in their previous eight at home.

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