Lions vs. Cowboys Total Pick
Will the Dallas Cowboys be able to cure their offensive struggles when they play host to the Detroit Lions on Sunday at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 30, 2018
1PM ET – AT&T Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cowboys are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Lions. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 43.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent going on Detroit on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lions shock Patriots
After a rough start to the Matt Patricia-era, with losses to the Jets and 49ers, Detroit shocked the New England Patriots last Sunday night with a 26-10 victory. They are now 1-2 on the season, 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the over. The Lions have hit the over in five of their last six, including the preseason.
Detroit is putting up 23.3 points and 401.7 yards per game this season on offense. Their run game has shown improvement over the year and the team ended a streak of 70+ games without a 100-yard rusher last week when Kerryon Johnson had 101 yards against New England. He has run for 161 yards on 29 carries for the year. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 895 yards and six touchdowns, but also has five interceptions. On defensively, the Lions are giving up 29.3 points per game, but allowing only 328.3 yards per contest. Their pass defense is among the best in the NFL, allowing 179 yards per game. They also have 10 sacks as a team.
Cowboys fall at Seattle
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a 24-13 loss at Seattle last week to fall to 1-2 on the season. Their lone win came at home over the Giants, 20-13. The Cowboys are 1-2 against the spread while hitting the under in all three games. Including the preseason, the Cowboys have hit the under in six straight games.
The Cowboys are putting up just 13.7 points and 298.7 yards per game on offense this season. Most of the struggles come with the passing game, as Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Dak Prescott has thrown for just 498 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions through three games. Defensively, the Cowboys are holding opponents to just 17.7 points and 309.0 yards per game. The unit lost their captain this week, as Sean Lee is dealing with a hamstring injury that will keep him out for this game. The unit comes into the game with 11 sacks, but has forced just two turnovers.
NFL Betting Trends
The Lions have hit the over in seven of their last nine games against NFC opponents and in five of their last seven road games.
The Cowboys have hit the under in six straight conference games and in five of their last six at home.
I think this will be another ugly game for the Cowboys. Their offense seems to have some real problems that I think will continue. Elliott could have a big game, but they need to make plays with the pass and that is where Detroit has been strongest. I expect the Lions to struggle to run the ball again, even with Lee out. The Cowboys are much stronger out front than what New England was. This should be a low-scoring game that comes down to the wire.
NFL Prediction: Lions/Cowboys Under 43.5