Notes from handicapper Bruce Marshall of GoldSheet.com:
No coach-quarterback combination travels better than Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning. The New York Giants have covered eight straight games away from home, all as underdogs. The Giants also have won at Dallas three years in a row in the underdog role.
TROUBLE AT HOME
The Cowboys are 2-9 against the spread in their past 11 home games. That fact, coupled with the Giants’ revenge angle, has bettors on the road team this week. After opening the week as favorites, the Cowboys are 2-point home ‘dogs to the Giants.
Kansas City is a 1½-point home favorite over Oakland. But is the wrong team favored? The road team is 16-1-1 ATS in this series the past nine years. The Raiders are riding an 8-0-1 ATS run, with five consecutive straight-up wins, at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cam Newton is miserable this season with the Carolina Panthers. But Auburn is even worse off without its former star quarterback. Tigers coach Gene Chizik, a 15-point home underdog to Texas A&M on Saturday, has covered seven of 20 games since Newton departed for the NFL.