NFL week 16, Monday Night Football, December 26, 2016. Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas at 8:30pm EST on ESPN. Official twitter hashtags for Saturday’s football game Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys; #DETvsDAL
Teams Against The Spread
Detroit Lions is 9-5 coming into this game, 8-6 against the spread, and 3-4 against the spread during away games. Dallas Cowboys are 12-2 this season, 9-4-1 against the spread, and 4-2-1 against the spread at home.
Head to head match-ups against each other, Cowboys lead 6-4 in the last 10 games as well as 6-4 against the spread. The over/under is 7-3 for the past 10 games.
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Odds
Spread Odds: DET +6 (-105), DAL -6 (-115)
Moneyline Odds: DET +215, DAL -255
Over/Under Odds: 45.5 (-110)
Odds provided by Bovada, for updated odds click here.
NFL Team Average Stats: Lions vs Cowboys
Detroit Lions (Record: 9-5)
- Points Per Game: 21.5
- Total Yards Per Game: 335.3
- Passing Yards Per Game: 253.6
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 81.7
Lions Away: 3-4, Cowboys Home: 6-1
Dallas Cowboys (Record: 12-2)
- Points Per Game: 26.1
- Total Yards Per Game: 389.8
- Passing Yards Per Game: 235.3
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 154.5
Pick by the numbers: DET +6, DAL ML, Over 45.5
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction
This is one of those games that should be a battle for the defense. It all depends on how well Lions defense stop the run and Cowboys defense stop the passing. Lions defense allow 20 points per game while the Cowboys defense allow 18 points per game. If the offense for both teams find some good spots to push down field then they are sure to reach their points per game average.
Even though this might be a defensive game, I still say the safest bet would be over 45.5 points. I think Dallas will win the game but I am not sure if they will cover the spread tonight against the Lions. It just might come down to a field goal to win the game.
My Pick: Over 45.5 at -110
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