NY Jets at Dallas Cowboys Spread, ATS Pick & Betting Preview

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Spread, Predictions, ATS Pick & Betting Preview

The Seattle Seahawks have had ten days to prepare for their visit to Arlington to face the Dallas Cowboys. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, November 1st at 4:25 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via Fox Sports Go. The NFL week 8 betting spread favors the Seahawks by 5.5-point favorites to beat the Cowboys.

A Closer Look At The Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 8 Spread & Betting Preview

What: Seattle Seahawks (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
When: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET 
Where: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Weather: N/A
Spread: Seahawks -5.5
Moneyline: Seattle -255 vs Dallas +215
Game Total: 40.5
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Seattle vs Dallas

If You Are Betting On The Seattle Seahawks Spread At -5.5

The Seahawks are 3-4 straight up and 2-4-1 against the spread so far this season. Seattle averages 22.0 points (19th), 214.1 passing yards (28th), 143.3 rushing yards (2nd) per game. Last week they embrassed the 49ers by a 20-3 score.

QB Russell Wilson has thrown 1668 yards, 8 TDs & 5 INTs, completing 69.6 of his passes. He has a 97.0 passer rating after seven weeks.

TE Jimmy Graham (31 rec, 375 yards, 2 TDs) and WR Jermaine Kearse (21 rec, 338 yards, 1 TD) have beent he top targets in the passing game.

RB Marshawn Lynch (82 att, 304 yards 2 TDs) had his best game of the season against the 49ers last week. He rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries.

Seattle defense allows 18.3 points (5th), 200.0 passing yards (3rd) and 94.1 rushing yards (6th) per game. K.J. Wright leads the team with 49 tackles, Michael Bennett has 6.4 sacks, and Earl Thomas has five passes deflected.

If You Are Betting On The Dallas Cowboys Spread At +5.5

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-4 straight up and 1-5 against the spread so far this season. They average 20.2 points (27th), 239.3 passing yards (20th) and 127.7 rushing yards (7th) per game. They lost to the NY Giants 27-20 last week.

QB Matt Cassell (227 yards, 1 TDs & 3 INTs) made his debut with the Cowboys last week after Brandon Weedon was benched. Cassell threw three interceptions while completing 63.0% of his passes.

WR Dez Bryant (5 rec, 48 yards, 0 TD) was back at practice this week after breaking his foot early in the season. Rumors are he will play. TE Jason Witten (36 rec, 344 yards, 2 TDs) has been the top pass catcher in Bryant’s absence.

"He looked good in practice and should do even more tomorrow," said Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones on Wednesday, per The Dallas Morning News. "It’s premature to say he’ll play Sunday, but he’s on target to play this weekend if this continues."

RB Darren McFadden (66 rec, 281, yards, 2 TDs) will start on Sunday. RB Joseph Randle is facing discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, according to multiple league sources.

The Dallas defense allows 26.3 (24th), 238.0 passing yards (13th) and 101.3 rushing yards (9th) per game. Sean Lee leads the team with 50 tackles, Greg Hardy has three sacks, and Tyler Patmon has four passes deflected.

Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:

  • Dallas Cowboys 0-3 At Home this season
  • Dallas Cowboys 3-9 At Home since last season
  • Seattle Seahawks 12-9 As Favorite since last season
  • Dallas Cowboys 1-3 As Underdog or PK this season
  • Seattle Seahawks 7-3 When Line was 39.5 to 42.5 since last season
  • Dallas Cowboys 1-3 As Home Underdog since last season
  • Dallas Cowboys 2-1 O-U At Home this season
  • Seattle Seahawks 11-8 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • Dallas Cowboys 3-0 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • Seattle Seahawks 2-1 O-U When Line was 39.5 to 42.5 this season
  • Dallas Cowboys 2-1 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG this season
  • Dallas Cowboys 5-3 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season

The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0 points, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 8, 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 39-19-1 ATS in their last 59 vs. NFC.

The Cowboys are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.

My NFL Week 8 Betting Pick: Seahawks -5.5.

PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
  • Seattle: Paul Richardson, Jeremy Lane, Brock Coyle.
  • Dallas: Tony Romo, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, Mark Nzeocha.
Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders Spread, ATS Pick & Betting Preview

NY Jets V Oakland Raiders Line, Predictions, Pick & Betting Analysis

After a tough, one TD loss to the Pats, the New York Jets fly to the west coast to face the upstart Oakland Raiders. The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, November 1st at 4:05 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com. The NFL Week 8 odds have the Jets listed as 1-point favorites to beat the Raiders.

A Closer Look At The NY Jets at Oakland Raiders NFL Week 8 Line & My Betting Analysis

What: NY Jets (4-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-3)
When: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Kickoff: 4:05 PM ET 
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: O.co Coliseum
Weather: 69° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Jets -1
Moneyline: NY Jets -125 A vs Oakland +105
Game Total: 44
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: New York vs Oakland

If You Are Betting On The NY Jets Odds At -1

The New York Jets are 4-2 straight up and 4-1-1 against the spread so far this season. They average 25.3 points (7th), 242.0 passing yards (16th), and 136.5 rushing yards (3rd) per game. Last week, they suffered a 30-23 loss at the hands of the Patriots.

NFL journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1472 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven touchdowns this season, while completing 61.4% of his passes. Fitzpatrick has an 86.1 passer rating, but the Harvard graduate has had issues with turnovers as he’s thrown seven interceptions and fumbled once. 

Fitzpatrick has done a solid job of finding wide-receivers Brandon Marshall (41 rec, 578 yards, 4 TDs) and Eric Decker (24 rec, 333 yards, 4 TDs) in his first season with the team.

RB Chris Ivory (100 att, 501 yards 4 TDs) has been slowed by a hamstring injury in recent weeks, but was able to practice fully on Wednesday. RB Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP) will not play.

The Jets defense allows 25.3 points (7th), 237.0 passing yards (12th), and 118.5 rushing yards (22nd) per game. David Harris leads the team with 42 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has 5.0 sacks, and Darrelle Revis has three interceptions. 

If You Are Betting On The Oakland Raiders Odds At +1

The Oakland Raiders are 3-3 straight up and against the spread so far this season. The Raiders average 24.0 points, 254.3 passing yards (11th) and 96.7 rushing yards (23rd) per game. They are coming off an exhilarating 37-29 win over the Bolts in Week 7. 

Sophomore QB Derek Carr has thrown 1460 yards, 11TDs & 3 INTs while completing 65.8% of his passes. Carr has a 101.0 passer rating this season. Carr completed 24 of 31 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns last Sunday.

Rookie WR Amari Cooper (33 rec, 519 yards, 3 TDs) is having a great season and will be considered for offensive rookie of the year.  Michael Crabtree (33 rec, 381 yards, 3 TDs) has been lining up across from him.

RB Latavius Murray (95 att, 421 yards, 3 TDs) averages 4.4 rushing yards per carry. No other Raider has more than 12 carries this season. 

Oakland’s defense allows 25.5 points (21th), 304.0 passing yards (32nd) and 84.3 rushing yards (3rd) per game. Malcolm Smith leads the team with 51 tackles, Khalil Mack has three sacks, and Charles Woodson has four interceptions. 

Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:

  • New York Jets 6-4-1 On Road since last season
  • Oakland Raiders 1-2 At Home this season
  • New York Jets 3-1 As Favorite this season
  • Oakland Raiders 2-4 When Line was 42.5 to 45.5 since last season
  • New York Jets 2-0 As Road Favorite since last season
  • Oakland Raiders 1-2 As Home Underdog this season
  • Oakland Raiders 2-1 O-U At Home this season
  • Oakland Raiders 7-3 O-U At Home since last season
  • New York Jets 2-1 O-U When Line is <45 this season
  • Oakland Raiders 3-2 O-U When Line is <45 this season
  • Oakland Raiders 11-7 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • Oakland Raiders 3-0 O-U vs Teams Averaging >25 PPG since last season

The Jets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU loss, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a road favorite of 3.5-10.0 points, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

The Raiders are 6-22 ATS in their last 28 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 8, 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 games following an ATS win, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite.

My NFL Week 8 Betting Pick: Jets -1.

PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
  • NY Jets: Stevan Ridley, Quincy Enunwa, Dee Milliner, Lorenzo Mauldin.
  • Oakland: Nate Allen, Benson Mayowa.
Early 2017 Belmont Stakes Trifecta Pick

2105 Breeders Cup Trifecta Pick

With the Breeders Cup only a few days away, it makes sense to hand out the best trifecta for Saturday, Oct. 31. Hitting a Breeders Cup trifecta can double, even triple your bankroll.

It can also kill your bankroll if you’re not paying attention to the various combinations. Keeping your investment to a minimum is the best way to play trifectas on Breeders’ Cup Day. The best Breeders Cup trifecta occurs in Race 8, the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

A Closer Look At My 2015 Breeders Cup Trifecta Pick

What: Race 8 Breeders Cup Mile
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Where: Lexington, Kentucky
Race Track: Keeneland Racecourse
Weather: 62° F | Light Rain
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live

Without Wise Dan, the Breeders’ Cup Mile figures to be a wide-open race. Make Believe, trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Olivier Peslier, is the morning line favorite at 3/1. But, Make Believe by no means is a sure thing. In fact, the wide openness of the race is the main reason it’s so attractive for a trifecta wager.

Key Horse: 7-Tepin 12/1

It’s crazy that Tepin, a horse that won the Grade 1 Lady’s Secret by over 7 lengths, is at 12/1 on the morning line. She won the Lady’s Secret over the turf at Keeneland. Not only that, but Tepin has won 4 out of her last 6 and her only losses were a nose to Hard Not to Like in the Grade 1 Diana and by a head to Dacita in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa. Tepin is an exceptional equine that appears well-suited to finish in the Top 3 in the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday.

Horse to Use in the Trifecta

3-Make Believe 3/1 – The chalk has every right to win this race. You’re not going to find better connections at Keeneland on Saturday. The 4 and 1 record from 6 races over the turf makes this Andre Fabre trainee tough.

5-Impassable 8/1 – She’s won 3 races in a row at the mile distance. 2 of those wins were in Grade 2 races. She gets Lasix for the first time and she exudes class.

9-Esoterique 9/2 – This five-year-old mare is 6 out of 16 life time. She goes into the Breeders’ Cup Mile having won 2 straight Grade 1 races including taking home the Grade 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket in Great Britain in her last. Like Impassable, she’s very classy.

12-Time Test 6/1 – This three-year-old colt finished fourth to Golden Horn, the 4/5 chalk to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf, in the Grade 1 Juddmonte International Stakes 2 races back. It was the first and only time that Time Test failed to finish either first or second in a race.

How To Bet My 2015 Breeders Cup Trifecta

Use 7-Tepin in all three slots with a box of the other four horses. You should come out with wagers that look like this:

7 w/3,5,9,12 w/3,5,9,12
3,5,9,12 w/7 w/3,5,9,12
3,5,9,12 w/3,5,9,12 w/7