NFL Betting Online – Cowboys Favored at Home vs. Lions

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Dallas Cowboys are solid favorites in NFL betting online at home on Sunday as they host the Detroit Lions.

All it took was one win from Dallas and they go from 14 point underdogs to 7 point favorites in NFL betting.  Such is this year’s NFL.

The Cowboys won as two touchdown underdogs last week at the New York Giants.  The win was a surprise as Dallas had done nothing this season up until that point.  The coaching change is the reason that Dallas won the game as Jason Garrett had the Cowboys playing inspired football and Dallas actually looked good.  Amazing what happens when you get a good coach in there huh?

Dallas -7 total 46 at Sbg
The Cowboys are laying a touchdown at home to the Lions on Sunday.  The Cowboys did look good last week against the Giants but the Lions are not a team to take lightly.  They have been competitive in nearly every game this season and they can score.  They have also split the last ten meetings in the series against the Cowboys both straight up and against the NFL betting lines. The teams have not played in three years when the Cowboys won 28-27 at Detroit. The last time they met in Dallas was in 2006 when the Lions won 39-31.

Jon Kitna
This game will be a homecoming for Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna who played for the Lions for three seasons. He sure did play well last week as he was 13 of 22 passes for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Giants. It was Kitna’s first win as a starting quarterback since Game 15 of 2007, when the Lions beat Kansas City. Kitna was traded to the Cowboys after the 2008 season but he didn’t play at all last season as Tony Romo’s backup.  He has seen a lot of action this year though since Romo is out with an injury.

Lions Covering the Number
Detroit has been excellent this season against the spread. They are 7-2 officially although if you bet them early last week against Buffalo and got 2.5 or three points then you got a win instead of a loss in NFL betting online which would make them 8-1 ATS.  The Lions can score and they are capable of winning this game at Dallas if the Cowboys are not completely focused.

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