Football betting heats up in Big D on Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys host the Atlanta Falcons.
Despite having a worse record than the Falcons, the Cowboys are 4-point NFL betting favorites in this game.
Football betting should see action on both sides of this game on Sunday. The Falcons are the stronger team but Dallas has won four of the past six meetings against Atlanta and has the 15-8 all-time edge in the NFL betting series. The Cowboys are coming off a bye week which may help them be ready for a very good Atlanta team. The football betting game also has some intrigue as former Atlanta linebacker Keith Brooking will want to make a statement against his former team. "He’s fired up to play anybody," says linebacker Anthony Spencer. Brooking spent 11 football betting seasons in Atlanta but joined the Cowboys in the off-season. Brooking is having a solid football betting season as he ranks second on the defense behind Bradie James with 55 total tackles. "I knew that if I played a position that really suits me that I could still get it done at a high level," Brooking said. "I wasn’t comfortable with what I was doing in Atlanta. There were a lot of things.”
The Dallas defense will face a challenge in football betting from a talented Atlanta offense led by quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner. The Cowboys will try and stop Turner in this football betting matchup since Atlanta is 9-0 when Turner reaches 100 yards. "They’ve got a really good running game, which will be a test for us. But if you can close down the running game, you can get better and better against the pass when you know they’re going to pass it." Brooking said. Atlanta has been very good recently going 4-1 vs. the NFL betting number in their last 5 games overall.
The Cowboys have been solid following a bye as they are 4-1 in football betting in their last 5 games following a bye week. They are 5-2 in NFL betting in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
As you look to wager on the football betting total you should known that four of the last five Atlanta games vs. the NFC have gone under. The Under is 38-16-1 in football betting in the Falcons last 55 road games. Five of the last seven Dallas games have gone over the football betting total.