Owing to their status as “America’s Team” the Dallas Cowboys are a perennial Pro Football betting favorite. Even so their chalk status is usually not deserved. Counter to that is the Cowboys tendency to rise when written off. And that was certainly the case last week in their win at defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia. Not that long ago the Atlanta Falcons were picked for Super Bowls. In the same way as Dallas they have proven to be overrated. At length the Falcons defense has undermined their playoff aspirations. More emphatically Atlanta is defenseless more often than not.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Pro Football Betting odds at SBG:
|Cowboys||+3 (EV)||48½ (-110)|
|Falcons||-3 (-120)||48½ (-110)|
Cowboys vs. Falcons TV Coverage: FOX
Atlanta is 4-5 straight up and 3-6 vs. the odds with 6-3 over the total. Last week Atlanta lost at Cleveland 28-16. From this point the loss snapped a three-game winning streak. As a consequence, the Falcons suffered a severe blow to their playoff hopes. Of great concern is how one dimensional the Birds have become. While ranking second in the NFL for passing they rank 30th for rushing. Concurrently Atlanta ranks 30th for defense and 29th for points allowed.
Dallas is 4-5 both straight up and against the spread with five games going under. Last week the Cowboys saved their season with a 27-20 win at Philadelphia. Owing to an offense that ranks 27th overall and 24th for scoring is the team weakness. However, the Cowboys defense ranks seventh overall and third for points allowed. Despite the win at the Eagles this is a team that can’t be taken seriously unless the offense gets fixed.
Stats to Consider
Dallas has been a streaky Pro Football betting value as a road dog. For example, the Cowboys have covered their last two in that situation. But prior to that they lost four in a row as an away pup after covering three in a row in that role. Extending that was four losses to the board in the five games as a road dog prior to that. Additionally, the Cowboys have gone under in nine of their last 12 as dogs on the road. Meanwhile Atlanta has been a solid home chalk. To show the Falcons have covered six of their last ten laying points at home. Four of their last five in that place have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Atlanta has had the value edge in this sportsbook online series. In fact, the Falcons have covered five of their last seven against the Cowboys. Four of the last six between these teams went over the total. Secondly Atlanta has paid in three of their last four at home against Dallas. Five of the last six in this series in Atlanta have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Extending the matchup advantage is the Dallas defense. Due to Atlanta’s offense being a Pro Football betting liability the Cowboys can tee off in true “Doomsday” Tradition. Increasingly Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is having to share too much of the burden.
Cowboys vs. Falcons Pro Football Betting Picks
Indeed, no team should be favored here. As a result, Dallas plus the points is the call!
Cowboys vs. Falcons Pro Football Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys vs. Falcons Pro Football Betting Score Prediction: Cowboys 27, Falcons 24
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