The Dallas Cowboys are 0-3 straight up and 0-2-1 against the spread in their last three games against the New York Giants. The Cowboys hope to buck that trend against their rival this Sunday night in Arlington.
Dallas is a 4.5-point betting favorite at AT&T Stadium at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since going 9-0 ATS in their previous nine games, the Cowboys are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games.
NBC’s counterparts at other NFL TV partner networks will be closely watching.
“I want to see Roger Goodell. I want see how people react,” Tony Kornheiser of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” said Thursday. “I want to see people boo him for what he did to that particular team. I want to see how many times NBC puts the camera on him.”
Overall, the Broncos don’t slip up as a favorite often, owning a 33-7 SU record in their last 40 games as one. The Broncos have a defense capable of turning this team into a contender in the AFC, but they’ll need to improve on an offense that ranked 27th in total yards in 2016.
After spending the last 56 years in San Diego, the Chargers begin a new era this season as the Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles is just 9-23 SU and 15-17 ATS over the last two seasons, ending last year in the midst of an 0-5 SU and ATS slump.
“I think the reason why — having been down here four years, having been in a lot of places coaching football — football is king down here. People love their team. They love the Texans. They love their college teams. And I think that in this time, maybe for three hours on a Sunday, it gives them a chance to not think about the journey back to where they have to get to and come cheer for the Texans.”