The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Dallas Cowboys on October 20, 2019 at the AT&T Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles won their opening game against the Washington Redskins then suffered back to back losses to Falcons and Lions. Then they won two straight games, beating the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. In their last game, the inconsistent Eagles dropped a 20-38 contest to the Minnesota Vikings.
Carson Wentz threw for 306 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He has been very good this year with a total of 1,458 passing yards with 12 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Jordan Howard has rushed for 297 yards with four scores this season for the Cowboys.
The Eagles are ranked 16th in the league with an average of 238.2 passing yards per game. They are also 15th overall at 111.2 rushing yards per outing. Philadelphia is scoring 26.8 points per game this season and they are also giving up an average of 24.8 points per contest. The Eagles head to this match as the NFL betting underdogs.
Odds were taken from SportsBetting.ag as of 10/17/19
Three Straight Losses
The Dallas Cowboys looked like contenders when they opened the 2019 NFL Season with a 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS record. But that seems like a long time ago because the Cowboys are struggling and trying to shrug off three straight losses. Dallas is coming off an embarrassing 22-24 loss to the lowly New York Jets.
Dak Prescott completed 28 out of 40 passes for 277 yards against the Jets while Ezekiel Elliott rushed 25 times for a total of 105 yards with one touchdown. Wide receiver Amari Cooper missed most of the Jets’ game with a thigh bruise and in his absence, Tavon Austin led the team with 64 receiving yards.
The Cowboys are 3rd in the NFL in passing with an average of 305.0 passing yards per game. They are also 7th in rushing at 138.8 rushing yards per contest. Dallas is tied for 10th place with a scoring average of 25.5 per contest. The Cowboys are allowing their opponents to score 19.0 points per game.
The Eagles are 3-3 SU in six games played this season. Philadelphia is 1-2 SU in three road games played this year and 12-3 SU in their last 15 games against the NFC East Division. The Cowboys are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games played. Dallas is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games played at home. Head to head, the Cowboys are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games against the Eagles. Dallas has won the last three meetings between these two teams.
The Eagles have been inconsistent this season and it’s hard to figure out which team shows up in Dallas. When you look at the Cowboys, they may have lost three in a row but they have lost by a combined 14 points. Dallas is averaging just 18.6 points per game including 3.0 points in the first half and that looks to be their problem. But Dak Prescott will have some relief in this game because Philadelphia ranks 29th in the league against the pass. I think Prescott tears up the Eagles’ secondary and gets the Cowboys out of their losing streak. I’m picking the Dallas Cowboys to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on 10/20/19.
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys
Other Bets to Make
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in their last six games played. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games played on the road and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 October games played. Dallas is 3-3 ATS in six games played this season and 2-1 ATS in their three home games played so far. The Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against the NFC East Division and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Week 7 games played. Head to head, the Cowboys are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings, including 3-0 ATS in their last three games played.
Odds from SportsBetting.ag as of 10/17/19
The Eagles have outscored the Cowboys by an average of 2.3 points per game in their last 10 games played but Dallas has outscored Philadelphia by 6.33 points per game in their last three meetings. Amari Cooper is questionable for this game and Tavon Austin may be Prescott’s top receiver again. Meanwhile, the strength of the Philadelphia defense is their rush defense which has not given up more than 89 yards in a game this season. Given how good the Eagles are defending the rush and given how Ezekiel Elliott has struggled this season, look for the Cowboys to go to Prescott’s passing to win this game. Dallas is going to win by at least one touchdown.
Prediction: Cowboys -3
The total has gone over in four out of the last six games played by the Eagles. The over is also 4-1 in their last five games against the NFC Conference and the over is also 2-1 in their last three games played on the road. The total has gone over in seven out of the last nine games played by the Cowboys. Dallas has seen the total go over in six out of their last seven games against the NFC Conference. Head to head, the over is 2-1 in the last three meetings between these two teams.
Odds from SportsBetting.ag as of 10/17/19
These teams have combined to score 44.1 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 35 points per game in their last three games played. The Eagles have gone over the 49 total in four out of their six games played this season. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have seen the total go over 49 points in two out of their six games played this year. I expect Dak Prescott and the Cowboys to put on an offensive show against the 4th worst pass defense in the NFL. The over is 8-1-1 in the Eagles’ last 10 games as road underdogs. The over is also 7-3 in Dallas’ last 10 as home favorites.
Prediction: Over 49