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
Spread: Seahawks -5.5
Moneyline: Seattle -255 vs Dallas +215
Game Total: 40.5
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.