Tennessee Titans (3-4) vs Dallas Cowboys (3-4)Date : 11/04/2018
Time : 8:15 pm EST
Location : AT&T Stadium, Irving, Texas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Tennessee Titans vs Dallas Cowboys
The Tennessee Titans will battle the Dallas Cowboys in week nine NFL action on Monday night beginning at 8:15 pm EST at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Titans are coming off a bye week, however, fought hard in their last matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London, England on October 21st before suffering a 20-19 loss, their third straight. The Cowboys also took a step back on the road in losing to division foe Washington Redskins on October 21st as they committed two fumbles while allowing Dak Prescott to be sacked four times during the game. Furthermore, their rushing attack was held on only 73 yards for the game. The last time these teams met was on September 14, 2014 at the Cowboys picked up the 26-10 road win over the Titans as they shut out the home team in the first half while Dallas’ offense put up 220 rushing yards for the game in a dominating performance.
Tennessee Titans 's Latest Performance :
The Titans fell short of a comeback versus the Los Angeles Chargers in their last outing in Wembley Stadium in London, England. In fact, they were down 17-6 early in the third period before Derrick Henry got the Titans back into the game with a touchdown to put the Titans within seven. After a field goal by Michael Bagdley, Marcus Mariota found Luke Stocker for a one-yard TD pass to make the score 20-19 with :31 seconds remaining to end the threat for the Chargers. In all, dspite getting 164 yards on the ground with Dion Lewis leading the charge with 91 yards on 13 carries, the Titans continued their current skid. Mariota threw for 237 yards, a TD, along with an interception in the loss, their third straight that dropped them to second place within the AFC South behind the suddenly surging Houston Texans. During their current skid, the Titans have put up only 31 points combined while their defense continues to remain solid in allowing an average of 18 points per game. In other words, the Titans are suffering offensively and may very well do so for this game as they are 1-3 on the road this year.
Dallas Cowboys 's Latest Performance :
The Cowboys find themselves third within the NFC East as they have lost three of their last four games, with their last loss coming at the hands of their division rival Washington Redskins on the road on October 21, 2018. In this loss, the Cowboys were unable to crank up their 3rd ranked rushing attack as they only racked up 73 yards on the day with Ezekiel Elliot having 33 yards on 15 carries for Dallas while Dak Prescott and the 29th ranked passing attack for the Cowboys ended with 273 yards on the night with Prescott throwing a TD pass to Michael Gallup, who led the receiving corps with 81 yards on three receptions.
Alex Smith (178 yards, TD) along with Adrian Peterson (24 rushes, 99 yards) also contributed hugely in the win for the Redskins, who catapulted themselves to first in the division with the win. Dallas’ defense continues to be solid in allowing just 17.6 points this season, however, their offense continues to be up and down in averaging just 320 yards per game while putting up just 20 points per outing. After this matchup, they face both division rival Philadelphia along with Atlanta on the road, where they are 0-4 on the year (1-3 ATS).
How Tennessee Titans & Dallas Cowboys Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Tennessee is 4-3 ATS while the OU is 2-5
Dallas is 3-4 ATS while the OU is 2-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Both these teams really need a breakout day on the offensive end as both are ranked within the cellar of teams with an offense ranked 29th and 30th in the league in total yards per game. Tennessee continues to struggle within their passing game as Mariota and company are only putting up 173 yards per game, good for 30th in the league. On the other hand, Dallas is also struggling in this area in ranking 29th while putting up 183 yards per outing. Furthermore, both pass defenses are stellar in ranking within the top ten in the league while Dallas is allowing just 96 yards per game on the ground to their opponent per game, as opposed to 112 yards for the Titans. Look for this to be a struggle offensively for both teams as the defenses will certainly take control of the trenches in what looks like a low scoring and physical matchup.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Dallas Cowboys -6
My reason for the pick :
The Titans continue to have no answers for their offensive struggles, while the Cowboys, despite putting up only 20 points on the year, has the talent and winning acumen at home in which to pull out a victory in this matchup as they are undefeated at AT&T Stadium while having a 2-1 record ATS. Also, by averaging 28 points at home compared to only 13 points on the road this year, I would expect them to come out with intensity on Monday night versus a reeling Titans team to cover the spread while getting the victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 42
My reason for the prediction :
Cracking the Titans defense will not be an easy task for the Cowboys. The Titans D has kept the team in each of their games this season by allowing just 18 points per game. On the other hand, they should expect a heavy dose of Elliot and Dallas’ 4th ranked rushing attack as the Titans are ranked 18th in the league in stopping the run. In all, expect the Cowboys to get the win as well as well as cover; However, the total will remain low due to both defenses allowing under 20 points per game on the season to their opponents.
Betting trends for Tennessee Titans :
- Titans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
- Over is 5-0 in Titans last 5 games in Week 9.
- Under is 5-1 in Titans last 6 games overall.
Betting trends for Dallas Cowboys :
- Over is 7-0 in Cowboys last 7 games following a bye week.
- Over is 8-1 in Cowboys last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.