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NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions
December 30, 2023
The Detroit Lions will travel to Arlington, Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night in week 17 of the NFL season with the game kicking off at 8:15 PM ET and will air on ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC.
For the first time since the 1993 season, the Detroit Lions won a division title and will host a playoff game in the NFC Playoffs following a 30-24 win on the road against the Minnesota Vikings in week 16 of the NFL season which improved their record to 11-4 this season.
The Lions have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL as they enter this game averaging 27.29 points per game which ranks 5
in the league while also having one of the best passing offenses as they enter this game averaging 253.5 passing yards per game which ranks 4
in the league.
Jared Goff has had another solid season as the starting quarterback for the Lions and enters this game having completed 365 of 539 attempts for 3,984 yards with 27 touchdowns and ten interceptions while rushing for two touchdowns. The Lions also feature one of the better-rushing offenses and will likely have two 1,000-yard running backs as David Montgomery enters this game with 910 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns while Jahmyr Gibbs has 872 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. The Detroit Lions will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys enter this game with a record of 10-5 and are on a two-game losing streak following a 20-22 loss on the road against the Miami Dolphins. Dallas has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging 30.79 points per game which ranks 6
in the NFL while also having an above-average scoring defense as they are allowing the 5
fewest points per game with an average of 18.86 points per game.
Dak Prescott and the passing offense have been one of the best in the NFL as they enter this matchup averaging the 6
most passing yards per game with an average of 251.64 passing yards per game while Dak Prescott has 3,892 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. The Dallas Cowboys will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Detroit Lions on Saturday night in week 17 of the NFL season.
BookMaker has the Dallas Cowboys listed as 5.5-point favorites
at home against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night in week 17 of the NFL season. Dallas has won seven of the last ten including the previous five matchups. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Cowboys are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Detroit Lions are 10-5 ATS overall, 6-2 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Dallas Cowboys are 9-6 ATS overall, 6-1 ATS at home, and 9-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.
Dallas is one of the best home teams in the NFL as they enter this game with a record of 7-0 at home and have been one of the best teams at covering the spread at home with a record of 6-1 ATS at home. The Cowboys have also been the better team in the series, winning the previous five meetings in the series which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Dallas Cowboys when they host the Detroit Lions on Saturday night in week 17 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Cowboys -5
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