The Dallas Cowboys look to regroup on Sunday when they travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
The Cowboys lost to the Minnesota Vikings 24-28 last weekend. The loss put Dallas in a tie with the Philadelphia Eagles for the top spot in their division. Meanwhile, the Lions have fallen outside the playoff picture with five losses in their last six games. In their last outing, Detroit dropped a close 24-26 game against the Chicago Bears.
Tied for First
Dallas is 5-4 SU on the season and they are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NBC East Division. The Cowboys saw their two-game winning streak snapped by the Vikings in Week 10. They fell behind 0-14 early against Minnesota and were never able to get back in the game.
Dak Prescott had another big game with 397 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in that game. Prescott has thrown a total of six touchdown passes in his last two games played and the 4th-year quarterback has amassed a total of 2,777 passing yards this season with 18 scores and 9 interceptions.
The Cowboys are third in the league in passing at 299.2 yards per outing. They are ranked 5th in rushing at 138.2 per game. Dallas is the 6th best scoring team in the NFL right now at 27.9 points per game and they are allowing an average of 18.9 points per game.
No Moneyline Odds Available.
Out of Playoff Picture
Detroit has won just once in their last six games and they have dropped out of the playoff picture. Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford sat out last week’s loss to the Bears with a back injury and the Lions may opt to sit him out the rest of the way now that their postseason hopes are all but gone.
Stafford is having a great season as he has thrown for a total of 2,499 passing yards with 19 touchdowns and only five interceptions. If Stafford does not play, Jeff Driskel will get the nod to start again. Driskell threw for 267 yards against the Bears last week. With Kerryon Johnson on the IR, JD. McKissic and Ty Johnson will spearhead the ground attack for the Lions.
The Lions rank 4th in passing at 291.2 yards this season and they are 20th in rushing with an average of 96.2 yards per game. Detroit is 14th in scoring an average of 24.1 points per game while allowing its opponents to score 26.3 points per game this season.
Dallas is 13-6 SU in their last 19 games played. The Cowboys are 2-2 SU in four road games played this season and 12-4 SU in their last 16 games played against the NFC Conference. Detroit is 1-5 SU in their last six games played and the Lions are 2-2 SU in four home games played this season. Head to head, the Cowboys are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played against the Lions. But Detroit is 8-4 SU in their last 12 home games against Dallas.
Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns and passed for 397 yards but the Cowboys still lost at home to the Minnesota Vikings. Dallas has won just twice in their last six games but they are still alive in the race for the top spot in the NFC East. Dallas has beaten Detroit in their last three meetings so they should be confident about going to Motor City.
Matthew Stafford’s streak of 136 straight starts ended when the Lions’ starting quarterback sat out their last game against the Chicago Bears. Stafford is listed as day to day with a back injury. With Detroit’s season all but over, there is a good chance that they won’t risk Stafford on Sunday.
The Cowboys are 2-4 SU in their last six games, all of which they were the NFL betting favorites, but are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing after a loss. The Lions are even worse at 1-5 SU in their last six games played and Detroit is 2-7 SU in their last nine games after winning their last home game. If Matthew Stafford sits this game out, Dallas is going to win this game. I don’t think that an offense run by Jeff Driskel is going to keep up with the Cowboys offense.
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys
Other Bets to Make
The Cowboys are 2-4 ATS in their last six games played. Dallas is 2-2 ATS in four road games played this season and 0-5 ATS in their last five games against the NFC North Division. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last five games played. Detroit is 2-2 ATS in four home games this season and 1-6 ATS in their last seven November games played. Head to head, the Lions are 5-3 ATS in their last 8 games played against the Cowboys.
Odds from BetOnline as of 11/13/19
The Cowboys have outscored the Lions by an average of 4.8 points per game in their last 10 games played and by 9.0 points per game in their last three meetings. Driskel only produced 13 points for his team in his first start. I don’t think he will be able to stay with Dak Prescott and the Cowboys here. The Lions are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games against teams with a winning record. Detroit has also failed to cover its last four games played.
Prediction: Cowboys -3
The total has gone over in four out of the last five games played by the Cowboys. The over is 5-1 in Dallas’ last six road games. On the other hand, the total has gone over in five out of the last seven games played by the Lions. Detroit has seen the total go over in three out of their four home games this season. The over is also 4-1 in the Lions’ last five games against the NFC East Division. Head to head, the total has gone over in eight out of the last 10 games between these two teams.
Odds from BetOnline as of 11/13/19
These teams have combined to score 54.0 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 42.33 points in their most recent three head to head encounters. The Cowboys have scored an average of 34 points per game in their last three games played. The Lions are in the bottom 10 in the league in scoring defense and their defense allows the third most yards per game in the NFL. This should go over the total as Dallas should score with ease.
Prediction: Over 51.5