NFL Season Opener Odds: Cowboys vs. Giants Betting
|Written by Charlie Jimenez|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 09:33|
The 2012 season opener will bring back memories from Week 17 of the last NFL football season. It was in 2011 when the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys and crowned themselves as NFC East Champions and later on National Champions by winning the Super Bowl.
Handicappers and NFL specialists know that a huge motivating factor for a team is getting swept the way Dallas was by the Giants. For this reason Dallas will be the team to watch out for in this match. They have enough motivation to be dangerous and fast. Despite this fact, the Dallas Cowboys are underdogs in this season opener. The odds place them at 3.5 against New York. The total of the game is at 47.
In a downfall of their defense strategies Dallas permitted QB Eli Manning to throw a total of 746 yards putting together the last two times they played against each other. This was a critical topic that the Cowboys had to take care of in the offseason.
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The 2012 NFL Draft was an opportunity for the Cowboys to try and turn things around by bringing in someone who would solidify the defense line. LSU Tiger, Morris Claiborne, is set to be that savior. Last year he only allowed 244.1 passing yards to go through.
History shows that for the past two years NFL champions have been able to win and cover the spread of the season openers; however the Giant will still try to avoid a hangover after they were able to beat the Pats in Super Bowl XLVI.
For this closed game both teams will show off with improved defenses and a few changes on the offensive end. They both play by the pass-first philosophy and they both have a potentially dangerous pass rush. The Dallas Cowboys are coming strong with much more balance in their attack tactics than in previews years and New York on the other end are still among the elite in offense.
The betting line at Bovada sportsbook is New York Giants -3 and the total is sitting at 47.