The Cowboys are set to enter the tilt against the Redskins as seven-point road favorites today in Washington. At least according to the Las Vegas Hilton courtesy of the website Vegas Insider. The line opened at 7 and has remained constant during the week; indicating no shift due to uneven betting on either side. The over/under has remained constant at 41.5 as well. The betting public seems to indicate that Vegas had this spread right on the money.
I normally run this column on Blogging The Boys, but after my last week, I'm switching it up to see if the scenery changes the mojo a bit.
The Cowboys are 2-1 ATS on the road this year, 2-2 Over/Under. Overall for the year, they are 4-4-1 ATS and 4-5 Over vs Under. Washington on the other hand is 1-3 ATS at home as well as Over vs Under while at Fed Ex. Dallas has won 21 of the last 28 meetings, straight up between the two clubs, but is just 5-4 ATS in the team's last nine meetings. Washington has in fact gone 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between the two teams. That would seem to indicate a close battle. The Under has won in 6 of the last 9 meetings between the two clubs.
When on the road, Dallas totals 44.8 so far this season. On the flip side, Washington totals 37.0 points per game. The middle ground puts you at 40.9 points per game between the two, hence the Over/Under set at 41.5.
I see this game playing out more along the lines of how the Cowboys want to be played, with an explosive offense taking it's circus on the road. I don't think the Redskins will have an answer for DeMarco Murray and that Felix Jones' return will offset playing without Miles Austin again.
Prediction: Dallas 27 - Washington 10. Straight Up: Dallas. ATS: Dallas -7 O/U: The Under.
Here's a look at the rest of the games on this weekend's schedule. Don't forget to follow me on twitter for live in-game tweeting on @BloggingTheBoys.
|NY Jets @ Denver||T820p||BRONCOS||6||Jets||39||Jets||Jets||Under|
|Buffalo @ Miami||1p||Bills||2||DOLPHINS||43||Bills||Bills||Over|
|Cincinnati @ Baltimore||1p||Bengals||7||RAVENS||40.5||Ravens||Ravens||under|
|Jacksonville @ Cleveland||1p||Jaguars||PICK'EM||BROWNS||34.5||Jaguars||Browns||Over|
|Oakland @ Minnesota||1p||Raiders||1.5||VIKINGS||45.5||Raiders||Raiders||Over|
|Carolina @ Detroit||1p||Panthers||7||LIONS||47||Lions||Lions||Under|
|Tampa Bay @ Green Bay||1p||Bucs||14||PACKERS||48.5||Packers||Packers||Over|
|Dallas @ Washington||1p||REDSKINS||7||Cowboys||41.5||Cowboys||Cowboys||Under|
|Arizona @ San Francisco||405p||Cardinals||9.5||49ERS||40.5||49ers||Cardinals||Over|
|Seattle @ St. Louis||405p||Seahawks||3||RAMS||39.5||Seahawks||Seahawks||Under|
|Tennessee @ Atlanta||415p||Titans||6.5||FALCONS||44||Titans||Falcons||Over|
|San Diego @ Chicago||415p||Chargers||4.5||BEARS||45||Chargers||Chargers||Under|
|Philadelphia @ NY Giants||830p||Eagles||6||GIANTS||45||Giants||Giants||Over|
|Kansas City @ New England||M835p||Chiefs||15||PATRIOTS||46.5||Patriots||Patriots||Under|