Many of the games in week 17 of the NFL regular season are meaningless, but not the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. When these two teams meet in the Sunday night football game for week 17, everything will be on the line to include the NFC East title and a trip to the post season.
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Cowboys listed as (-2) point favorites. After a dominating Sunday night football win over the Chicago Bears, where the Eagles put up over 50 points, the sports betting public took notice and hammered the early line. The line shifted drastically with over 90 percent of the early wagers coming in on the Eagles and the Cowboys are now a home dog of (2.5) points.
After a ton of scrutiny, the Cowboys got back to running the ball in their last second win over the Washington Redskins. After the game, Jason Garrett praised the coaches’ ability to stay with the run in the fourth quarter when they were trailing by nine points. He seemed to forget the three-and-out the Cowboys had after Washington took a 20-14 lead. Dez Bryant dropped a slant. Romo threw the ball away on second down and then was sacked on third down. The drive totaled 50 seconds. The Redskins answered with a field goal to go up 23-14, but ultimately it was the Cowboys who got the win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have some positive trends coming into this contest. The total has gone over in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games overall and the total has gone over in 4 of Dallas’s last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia. Philadelphia is 6-1 straight up and 5-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games overall. Dallas is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing at home against Philadelphia, but Dallas is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia. Dallas is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games at home and Dallas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games overall. Finally Dallas is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home, which is not a good stat for this potential playoff game.
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
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