Titans vs. Cowboys Total Prediction
A pair of teams that have struggled offensively this season will square off on Monday night when the Dallas Cowboys host the Tennessee Titans at 8:15 p.m. ET. Even though these two teams have struggled to score, will the under cash for bettors?
8:15 p.m. ET, Monday, November 5
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cowboys are 5-point favorites to beat the Titans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 40 points. As of this writing, 53% of the public betting tickets are on the Cowboys to cover the point spread.
Corey Davis (hamstring) will play in Week 9 against the Cowboys. Davis was limited throughout the week but promptly removed from the team's injury report on Saturday. He'll be on the field, but he arguably has the toughest individual matchup on paper against Byron Jones, PFF's No. 2 CB among 117 qualifiers. Consider Davis a low-end WR2 in a six-team bye week.
Cowboys OC Scott Linehan said Amari Cooper will play a "significant amount" of snaps on Monday. "We’re not really easing him in," Linehan continued. The Cowboys overpaid considerably for Cooper, so we wouldn't expect the team to just "ease him in", anyhow. It's still a question mark how much of an impact he'll make on a run-first offense that doesn't go downfield often. The Titans' underwhelming secondary will be a good first test to see how the Cowboys utilize Amari.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Titans’ last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The over is 8-1 in the Cowboys’ last nine home games versus a team with a losing road record.
It’s tempting to take the over with the total only sitting at 40, which is low for a matchup in the current high-scoring NFL. That said, this game has field goal fest written all over it. The Titans rank ninth in total yards allowed defensively, eighth in passing yards allowed, 19th in rushing yards allowed and third in points allowed, surrendering 18.1 PPG this season. They’re also averaging just 15.1 points per game offensively as Marcus Mariota has struggled to move the ball offensively. As for the Cowboys, their offensive line remains banged-up (it looks like Zack Martin might not play tonight) and their strength as a team lies on defense as well. Granted, the ‘Boys have moved the ball better at home this season but I trust that the Titans will play solid defense to help keep the score in check.
NFL Week 9 Prediction: Titans/Cowboys under 40