Detroit Lions Vs Dallas Cowboys Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
The postseason dreams of the Detroit Lions are on the line with two games left. They need a win over the league-leading Dallas Cowboys to avoid Christmas Day disappointment. The Week 16 NFL Detroit Vs Dallas betting spread favors the Cowboys by a TD. Kick-off is this Monday, December 26th at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Detroit Lions Vs Dallas Cowboys Spread & ATS Pick
What: Detroit Lions (9-5) at Dallas Cowboys (12-2)
When: Monday, December 26, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Spread: Cowboys -7
Moneyline: Detroit +230 vs Dallas -270
Game Total: 44.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Detroit vs Dallas
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Cowboys
The Detroit Lions are 9-5 SU and 8-6 ATS this season. They will have to face the Green Bay Packers in week 17 in a possible win or go home scenario. They average 21.4 points per game (20th) and give up 20.4 points per game (10th).
The Lions average 235.3 passing yards per game (20th). QB Matthew Stafford (3720 yards, 22 TDs & 8 INTs) is dealing with a middle finger injury. Stafford has thrown three interceptions and just one touchdown in the last two games.
“It might be a little bit different but same style,” Stafford said about the glove covering his injured finger. “That middle finger will probably be covered up for you guys. But other than that, it’s going to be very similar to what I wore last week.”
WR Golden Tate (79 car, 942 yards, 3 TDs), Marvin Jones (49 rec, 838 yards, 4 TDs) and Anquan Boldin (58 rec, 494 yards, 7 TDs) are one of the best receiving corps in the league. Detroit averages 81.7 rushing yards per game (30th). RB Theo Riddick (92 car, 357 yards, 1 TD) has been inactive for the last two weeks with a wrist injury. Dwayne Washington (83 car, 243 yards, 1 TD) is the number one tailback on the team.
Detroit has the 13th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Lions allow 248.0 passing yards (15th) and 98.9 rushing yards per game (11th). They have recorded 24 sacks (29th). Tahir Whitehead has 119 tackles and Kerry Hyder 8.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Dallas Cowboys To Beat The Lions
The Dallas Cowboys secured home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 12-2 SU record and going 9-4-1 ATS. They average 26.1 points per game (4th) and 18.4 points per game (4th).
Dallas averages 235.3 passing yards per game (20th). QB Dak Prescott (3418 yards, 20 TDs & 4 INTs) had a solid performance in the 26-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. He completed 32 of 36 passes for 279 yards. Prescott also scored one rushing touchdown. He was selected to the Pro Bowl.
“It’s humbling, but I wouldn’t be able to do it without this team,” Prescott said. “Obviously, those three guys up front that made the Pro Bowl. Dez [Bryant]. All my receivers. Cole [Beasley] played at a high level this year. Zeke is a Pro Bowl running back. I’ve just got great players around me to have fun out there.”
WR Cole Beasley (68 rec, 759 yards, 5 TDs) is the team’s leading receiver. Beasley hasn’t caught a touchdown pass in four weeks. WR Dez Bryant (46 rec, 726 yards, 6 TDs) caught a season-high eight passes in Week 15. The Cowboys average 154.5 rushing yards per game (2nd). RB Ezekiel Elliot (310 car, 1551 yards, 13 TDs) could be on the verge of an NFL MVP award if he closes the season strong.
The Cowboys have the 12th-ranked total defense in the NFL. Dallas allows 265.0 passing yards per game (26th) and 80.9 rushing yards per game (1st). They have recorded 30 sacks this season (17th). Sean Lee has 140 tackles, and Benson Mayowa has 4.5 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Detroit is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Dallas is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Dallas is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit Lions Vs Dallas Cowboys ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Detroit’s season has been a full last minute heroics, magic and guts. This week their fairy-tale season hits midnight, smacking head-on into reality this week in Dallas.
My final score prediction is Detroit 17, Dallas 28.