Packers vs. Cowboys Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Dallas is the slight favorite at home, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Packers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 52.5 points. Green Bay has won six of its last seven against Dallas and the two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings. Sunday’s game takes place from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will air live on FOX.
Green Bay has won its last two games to move to 3-1 on the season. The Packers are 3-1 with the over, having hit it in three straight. Green Bay is averaging 25.5 points and 361 yards per game on offense this year, but injuries to the line and in the backfield have made them one dimensional again. They average just 74.5 yards per game on the ground. Ty Montgomery has 152 rushing yards, but is dealing with broken ribs. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, his leading receiver, Devante Adams, is dealing with a nasty concussion and may not play on Sunday. Jordy Nelson has five touchdown catches. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.3 points and 321 yards per game.
The Cowboys are coming off a 35-30 loss at home to the Rams to fall to 2-2 on the season. Dallas is 2-2 with the over/under total as well. The Cowboys are struggling on defense, allowing 24.3 points and 365.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up 257.8 yards per contest. On offense, Dallas is putting up 23.5 points and 349.5 yards per game. Ezekiel Elliott has run for 277 yards and two touchdowns while Dak Prescott has thrown for 941 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions.
After a poor showing last week against the Rams, I expect the Dallas D to step up this Sunday. The Cowboys can play the pass since the Packers have almost no run game. Green Bay’s defense should be able to get stops against Dallas as well. The Packers have looked pretty strong on defense so far this year. Dallas is 8-3 with the under in its last 11 after a loss and 6-0 with the under after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
NFL WEEK 5 PREDICTION: PACKERS/COWBOYS UNDER 52.5