September 15, 2012

NFL Prediction: Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks

NFL Picks

Preview


Dallas Cowboys
vs.
Seattle Seahawks

Date/Time: September 16, 4:05 pm EST

Television: Fox

NFL Odds from TopBet

Point Spread: Cowboys -3

Total: 42

 

NFL Betting Game Trends

Dallas Cowboys

  • Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 games
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 games on the road

Seattle Seahawks

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle’s last 7 games at home
  • Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing Dallas

 

NFL Pick – Week 2

The Dallas Cowboys weren’t given much of a chance on opening night last week in New York, but they beat the Giants 24-17 in the season opener. Dallas has missed out on the playoffs in the past two years, and they have high expectations this season. Seattle lost a tough one in Arizona in week one. The Seahawks are always tough in front of a raucous home crowd at CenturyLink Field.

Game Overview:

Tony Romo threw three touchdowns in the Cowboys huge win in New York last week. Romo threw for 307 yards and missed on only 7 of his 29 pass attempts. Kevin Ogletree was the surprise star on the receiving end. Ogletree had eight catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. DeMarco Murray had 20 carries for 131 yards in the win. The Dallas offensive line played very well against an excellent Giants defensive front. If Dallas can continue to run the ball this well, they will be difficult to beat.

The Cowboys defense let them down quite a bit last year, but they looked very good in the first week. The Giants gained only 82 yards on the ground, and the Cowboys did a great job limiting the Giants big plays. The secondary kept everything in front of them quite well. DeMarcus Ware started the season with a bang by picking up two sacks. He is one of the best defensive players in the league. Sean Lee led the way with 10 tackles in week one.

Heading into the season, everyone expected Matt Flynn to have the starting job at quarterback for Seattle. Rookie Russell Wilson outplayed him in the preseason, and Pete Carroll named the rookie the first-team signal caller. Wilson wasn’t spectacular in his first NFL game, but he wasn’t bad either. Wilson did a great job making good decisions in his college career, and he seems like he has all the tools necessary to become a high-quality starter for many years to come. Marshawn Lynch has been dinged up, but he ran well against a solid Arizona defense. Lynch ran for 85 yards and a score. Braylon Edwards was the team’s leading receiver in week one.

The Seattle defense completely shut down Arizona for much of the game, but they were unable to come up with the big stop when they had to late in the game. Kevin Kolb led the Cardinals right down the field for the game winning score last week. The strength of this Seattle defense is the secondary, but there is no obvious weakness in this unit. Expect the Seattle defense to be solid this year.

Prediction:

The Cowboys defense was much better in week one against a very good Giants offense, and the Seahawks defense is an underrated unit. I expect points to be at a premium in this one.

Dallas 17 Seattle 16

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