SEA Seahawks at DAL Cowboys: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Saturday 1/5 8:15 PM (ET)
The Seahawks, winners of six out of their last seven, travel to Arlington to take on America’s team in Jerry World.
The Seahawks enter Saturday night’s game tied as the 7th highest scoring offense in football, thanks in large part to Seattle’s top ranked run game. Seattle doesn’t waver from their run game, and because of that, their average time of possession comes in at 31+ minutes a game, good for 6th most in the NFL. For all the publicity that Dallas’ standout linebacking corp gets, and rightfully so, they have still allowed a 100 yard rusher in two of their last three games. Chris Carson comes into this game having rushed for 90+ yards in four straight games, and 100+ yards in three straight. Chances are, Carson eclipses the 100 yard barrier once again this week vs. Dallas, just as he did in week 3 vs. the ‘Boys.
The media has signed off on the Amari Cooper trade, already declaring it a win for the Cowboys. Yet, if you dig a bit deeper, you see the shortcomings that plagued Cooper in Oakland have carried over to Dallas. Cooper’s speed does remove the safeties from the box, giving Zeke Elliott more running room, and that alone makes the trade worthwhile for Dallas. Cooper has had two monster games with the Cowboys, eclipsing 180 yards receiving in each, while totalling five touchdowns. Problem is, Cooper’s failed to reach 77 yards receiving, or find the endzone, even once in the seven other games that he’s been a part of the Cowboys. Cooper, who has now failed to exceed 32 yards receiving in three straight weeks, will likely fall short of expectations once again against a Seattle defense who has allowed an average of just 71 ypg to opponents’ leading receivers in their last four contests.
Seattle will keep the ball on the ground as usual. If Seattle can convert their time of possession it will limit the amount of looks Ezekiel Elliott will get in the run game for Dallas. Meaning Dak Prescott will have to go toe-to-toe with Russell Wilson, something Wilson will all but certainly come out on top of. The Seahawks are a scary good team who has all the makings of a future Super Bowl Champion, and their run starts Saturday night.
Score prediction: Seahawks win 27-24
The love for Dallas amongst the media in this game puzzles me. The Seahawks have dominated over the last half of the regular season. Over Dallas’ final three games, they have been shut out in one, and struggled to defeat two teams with five wins each to their name. Russell Wilson will make the play in crunch time to put Seattle over the top.
The stigma of this game containing two top defenses has allowed top betting sites to present us with a low O/U, much to our liking. Dallas is coming off a game where they surrendered 35 points, while Seattle has scored the 7th most points in all of football. Take the over with confidence.
Head to Head
Seattle holds a 6-4 advantage over Dallas in their last ten matchups. Seattle has gone undefeated over their last three meetings with Dallas, including a 24-13 victory in week three of this season.
- Seattle is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle’s last 8 games.
- Seattle is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Dallas.
- Dallas is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Dallas is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Seattle.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 7 home games.