On the whole, it is difficult to find a franchise more inept and star crossed than the Detroit Lions. That goes for any sport. So far this year the Lions have suffered from bad officiating, luck and usual poor play. Head coach Matt Patricia has been out of answers more often than not. By contrast, there are few teams that get more undeserved betting on NFL hype than the Dallas Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones is a master promoter, but a fake general manager. His meddling has been the perpetual problem for the Cowboys since he bought the team in 1989.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions
|Date and Time:||Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan|
|Cowboys vs. Lions TV Coverage:||FOX|
Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Overview
Dallas has an online betting record of 5-4 both straight up and against the spread with six overs. Last week the Cowboys blew a 28-24 Sunday night home game to the Vikings. Dallas ranks first in the NFL for total offense and sixth for points allowed.
Counter to that is a Lions record of 3-5-1 straight up, 4-5 vs. the odds, and 6-3 over the total. Detroit is coming off a 20-13 loss at Chicago as quarterback Matt Stafford was out. He remains questionable for this one. Overall the Lions rank 14th for scoring offense and 24th for points allowed.
Key Cowboys: QB Dak Prescott (68.3% COMP, 2777 YDS, 8.7 AVG, 18 TD, 9 INT, 11 SACK, 102.4 RTG), RB Ezekiel Elliott (178 ATT, 788 YDS, 4.4 AVG, 6 TD, 26 REC, 192 YDS, 7.4 AVG, 0 TD), WR Amari Cooper (53 REC, 840 YDS, 16.0 AVG, 7 TD), DE Robert Quinn (16 TACKLES, 7.5 SACKS), PK Brett Maher (14-20 FG, 29-29 XP)
Key Lions: QB Matthew Stafford (64.3% COMP, 2499 YDS, 19 TD, 5 INT, 18 SACKS, 106.0 RTG), RB JD McKissic (30 ATT, 176 YDS, 5.9 AVG, 0 TD), WR Kenny Golladay (38 REC, 697 YDS, 18.3 AVG, 8 TD), DE Trey Flowers (36 TACKLES, 5 SACKS), PK Matt Prater (17-20 FG, 22-23 XP)
Dallas vs. Detroit Against the spread
The Cowboys are:
- 3-4 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 5-1 over the total on the road
- 3-5 on the board head to head with the Lions
- 7-1 over the total in their series with Detroit
- 4-3 vs. the odds in the road against NFC North teams
- 0-4 under the total at the NFC North
The Lions are:
- 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games at Ford Field
- 3-6 under the total when playing at home
- 2-4 on the board at home head to head with Dallas
- 5-3-1 over the total when hosting the Cowboys
- 7-3 with the line at home against NFC East teams
- 7-2 over the total when hosting the NFC East
Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions NFL Picks
In this situation, we have the inconsistent but capable Cowboys against the reeling Lions. Detroit has been a poor Betting on NFL value at home and against the Cowboys. As was previously noted Dallas has better metrics than the record.
Cowboys vs. Lions Bet on NFL Pick: Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys vs. Lions Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Cowboys 27, Lions 17