Dallas Cowboys (3-4) vs Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)Date : 11/11/2018
Time : 8:20 pm EST
Location : Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles
The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to face the Eagles in a prime-time NFL Sunday night matchup at 8:20 pm EST. The Cowboys extended their horrible play on offense for yet another week as they suffered a 28-14 beat down at home thanks to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The Eagles, on the other hand, picked up their second win in three outings as they got a 24-18 road win over the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars as the defense allowed only 70 rushing yards for Jacksonville while getting three touchdown passes from Carson Wentz. The last time these teams met was on December 31, 2017 as the Cowboys picked up the 6-0 road win as they also covered as 3.5 road favorites.
The favorite, in fact, in 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings amongst these teams while the Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Philadelphia. Also, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Philadelphia, overall.
Dallas Cowboys's Latest Performance :
Philadelphia found itself back in the winning column with a win over the struggling Jaguars in their last time out as Carson Wentz came up big in throwing for three touchdown passes on 286 yards on the day. Jordan Matthews led the receiving corps with 93 yards on four catches while even their off and on rushing attack posted 133 yards for he night with Josh Adams having 81 yards on nine carries for the game. The offense for the Eagles have not had their break out game on offense this year as they are only averaging 22 points per game in 2018; However, their defense has certainly put the fear in offenses this season and have been a huge catalyst in Philly’s ability to turn their season around.
The Eagles defensive unit ranks 5th in points allowed with 19.5 per game while also boasting the 2nd ranked rush defense in the league. In fact, they have not allowed more than 27 points to any of their opponents this season. In all, look for them to seek the challenge of facing a potentially dangerous rushing attack for Dallas.
Philadelphia Eagles's Latest Performance :
Dallas continues to not look good on offense as they could not achieve the 20-point mark in scoring for their fifth game in eight total games this season. Their last lackluster performance came at home against the Tennessee Titans as they only put up 14 points thanks to two touchdown passes by Dak Prescott; However, the rushing attack was held to only 72 yards for the game with Ezekiel Elliot having 61 yards on 17 attempts. Amari Cooper scored a TD for the Cowboys in the contest as he led the receiving corps with 58 yards on five catches. Dallas is only 2-4 ATS in their last six games with their four losses during this time entailed them averaging 15 points per game. And while the defense has been solid all season for Dallas, it is clear that the rushing attack, ranked 6th in the league, is up and down a bit too much to allow for any ongoing offensive consistency.
The Cowboys have fallen to third within the NFC East division and with three of their next five games coming against division teams, they will certainly have the opportunity to increase their current position. Yet, only if their rushing attack begins to compliment the passing attack even more.
How Dallas Cowboys & Philadelphia Eagles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dallas is 3-4 ATS while the OU is 2-5
Philadelphia is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 3-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be a tough division matchup as the Eagles will love to continue their momentum in recent outings at home while the Cowboys are reeling at this point and will take advantage of an opportunity in which to play against a team to which they have had success versus in the past. In all, look for the focus to be there as the Eagles want to remain on the heels of the Redskins in the division.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -6
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this matchup despite them playing horrible at home in their last two outings. The fact is that the Eagles have one of the stoutest rush defenses in the league which will serve to bottle up the rushing attack for Dallas for yet another week. Also, Prescott will not win a game by himself, so, the defense, with the rushing attack neutralized, will begin to tee off on the young yet experienced QB over time. In all, take the home team with the points as it is indeed the strong play in this contest.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 43.5
My reason for the prediction :
The under was the play in the last outing amongst these two squads while also being the result in the last four meetings in Philadelphia. Combine this with the fact that the Eagles have ensured that the under was the call in each one of their home games in 2018, look for their to not be many points scored in this outing on Sunday.
Betting trends for Dallas Cowboys:
- Over is 7-0 in Cowboys last 7 games following a bye week.
- Under is 4-0 in Cowboys last 4 vs. NFC East.
- Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
Betting trends for Philadelphia Eagles:
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 home games.
- Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.