Football betting in Vegas heavily favors Dallas at home by 9.5-points against Seattle. Seahawks vs Cowboys odds for the over/under are predicting a decent amount of points as well with the total set at 47.5.
Seahawks vs Cowboys Insights
- Seattle is 6-13-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 20 games.
- Dallas has gone 5-1 ATS and a perfect 6-0 ATS when playing at home.
- The Seahawks are 5-2 ATS vs the NFC and 16-4 SU vs the NFC East.
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Cowboys last 15 vs Seattle.
Seahawks vs Cowboys Game Summary
Dallas (8-3 ATS) has been dominant at home, winning 13 straight games by an average of almost 20 points per game. They have also won seven games this season by three touchdowns or more. On the other hand, the Seahawks (5-5-1 ATS) have struggled recently, losing three of their last four games and only scoring three offensive touchdowns in that span.
While the Cowboys have excelled in primetime games, going 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six, the Seahawks have struggled, losing seven of their last nine evening contests. Despite this, Seattle has had success against Dallas in recent meetings, winning four of the last five and covering three of the last four.
Seattle Betting Notes
Amidst a challenging four-game stretch that includes two matches against the 49ers and a face-off with the Eagles, Seattle is grappling with injuries and offensive struggles. As they prepare for their upcoming game against Dallas on Thursday, the Seahawks have failed to score a touchdown in 20 consecutive possessions, averaging only 14.5 points in their last two games, and have only reached the end zone three times in their last four games.
Running back Kenneth Walker III may miss his second game due to an oblique injury, while quarterback Geno Smith played through an arm injury in their last game but is expected to practice normally this week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Seahawks Game Plan
Seattle is facing a challenging task of improving both their offense and defense after a disappointing 1-3 record in their last four games and a three-game losing streak on the road. While the Seahawks' offense has been struggling, their defense has also been struggling, allowing three first-half touchdowns to San Francisco last week and conceding at least 26 points in three of their last four games.
However, there is hope that the defense will perform better on the road, as Seattle has gone UNDER the total in each of their last four away games. In road games this season, the Seahawks have shown a better performance, ranking 15th in total defense and ninth against the pass, compared to their 23rd and 22nd rankings in those categories at home.
Dallas Betting Notes
The Cowboys have been the most dominant team this season when it comes to point differential. With a plus-162 differential, they have outscored their opponents by a wide margin. Last week, they crushed the Commanders 45-10, marking their seventh victory by 20 points or more. Since their 42-10 loss to San Francisco in October, they have been performing well with a 5-1 record both straight up and against the spread.
However, it is important to note that the Cowboys have not yet defeated a team that currently has a winning record. Their only losses in the past two months have come against the 49ers and Eagles, while their wins have been against the Commanders, Panthers, Giants, Rams, Chargers, and Patriots. The upcoming five games against teams with winning records will provide a better understanding of the Cowboys' true capabilities.
Cowboys Game Plan
Dallas has been dominant at home, winning 13 consecutive games with an impressive average margin of victory of 19.5 points. They have also been successful in covering the spread as favorites in their last six games and have a strong record of 5-1 both straight up and against the spread in their recent primetime appearances. Quarterback Dak Prescott has been exceptional, bouncing back from a tough loss to San Francisco by throwing 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions in his last six games.
One key factor contributing to Prescott's success is the outstanding performance of the Cowboys' offensive line. They have not allowed Prescott to be sacked in three consecutive games, giving him ample time to connect with a variety of receivers. Last week against Washington, Prescott targeted 10 different receivers, and in the previous week against Carolina, he found nine different targets.
This versatility in the passing game has been a significant asset for the Cowboys. In his last encounter with the Seahawks three years ago, Prescott had a remarkable performance, throwing for 472 yards and three touchdowns. This serves as a testament to his ability to excel against tough opponents.
Seahawks vs Cowboys Betting Picks
Dallas -9.5 (-110): The Cowboys are expected to bring their A-game in this match as they battle it out with the Seahawks for the same wildcard spots in the playoffs. Winning this game is crucial for Dallas as they aim to secure the head to head tiebreaker, especially if the standings get tight towards the end of the season. With a tough stretch of games coming up, the Cowboys cannot afford to miss this opportunity to give the Seahawks another loss and gain that all-important tiebreaker.
On the other hand, the Seahawks are facing some challenges with Geno Smith's regression to the mean, making him look like the mediocre quarterback he has been for most of his career. With the Cowboys having the 5th best passing attack in the league and the Seahawks' pass defense ranking 22nd, Prescott is expected to dominate this game and put up impressive numbers. The Cowboys are highly motivated to win this game and cover the spread, so take them to come out on top.