The last two teams of the week to kick it off for the regular season on Sunday Night Football betting action this week are the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. Check out some of the NFL prop bets that are available at BetDSI, as we analyze the betting lines and see which sides to play.
Longest Touchdown of the Game Over 47.5 Yards (-115): Oh, why not! When these two teams played the first time, there were not just one or two, but three touchdowns that covered more than half the field, and none of those came via special teams or defense. QB Robert Griffin III hooked up with both WR Aldrick Robinson and WR Pierre Garcon for long scores, and the longest TD of the day belonged to WR Dez Bryant, who went for 85 yards at the end of the third quarter on Thanksgiving Day. These two offenses both have the ability to be explosive, especially with the way that QB Tony Romo has been putting the ball in the air, and there has to be a great chance to see at least one score from at least 48 yards away.
Tony Romo Over 302.5 Passing Yards (-115): Romo has taken some lumps over his career for not being able to play in the big time game. He has choked in a number of situations with his team’s season on the line, and this is another one of those games where all will be to play for. The truth of the matter is if you look at Romo’s body of work from a yardage perspective only over the course of the last nine games, there isn’t a better quarterback in the league, and arguably in NFL history. If you prorated his numbers in those nine games over a 16 game season, Romo would have thrown for 5,420 yards, would have posted six games of at least 400 yards passing, 10 games of at least 300 yards passing, and 32 TDs. Those stats are just too darn good, especially against a bad secondary that he already torched for 441 yards this year, to pass on Romo when only 303 yards are needed for victory.
Dez Bryant To Score a Touchdown (-115): This is just a numbers game at its finest, and there is absolutely no argument against the logic. Bryant has scored 10 touchdowns in his last seven games, and he has found the end zone at least once in all of those outings. In truth, there are some that inevitably would bet on this prop at -300, let alone at -115, and the argument could be made that, even at such ridiculous prices, the -300 isn’t totally out of the discussion as a fair price. It’s tough to argue with a man that has found the end zone in seven straight games, even with a broken finger.
Alfred Morris Under 90.5 Rushing Yards (-115): This one’s a lot tougher to argue with. Morris has rushed the ball at least 22 times in five straight games to end the year, and he has gotten at least 87 yards in all of those games, including three efforts of at least 113 yards. Morris has six games this year with at least 100 yards on the ground and another two games that reached this number. He gashed the Boys for 113 yards on 24 carries on Thanksgiving Day as well. Still, Dallas is only allowing 117 rushing yards per game this year, and we know that RG3 is going to get his share of rushing yards as well. It’ll be a close call, but we think that Morris will fail to reach this number when push comes to shove.
Aaron Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.