It’s usually an entertaining battle when the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys square off, but Week 8’s contest leaves a lot to be desired for a multitude of reasons. Dallas has been ravaged by injuries, headlined by star quarterback Tony Romo and dynamic wideout Dez Bryant. Matt Cassel was given the reigns of the quarterback position in Week 8 and had a day to forget, throwing three interceptions en route to a 27-20 loss to the New York Giants.
- The Seahawks are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the Cowboys.
- The Cowboys are 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games after consecutive losses.
- The home team is 6-1 SU in the last seven games in this matchup.
Seattle’s 3-4 SU record is perhaps even more underwhelming than it looks on paper. Including a 20-3 stomping of the suddenly lowly 49ers, the Seahawks still have some work ahead of them if they want to catch the first place Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.
The ‘Boys have been atrocious when it comes to covering spreads this season, going 1-5 ATS. Needless to say, Romo and Bryant can’t get back on the field soon enough for Cowboys backers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the Dallas Cowboys in this one found them listed as 6-point underdogs on the betting line at Bodog. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 40.5 for Sunday.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 23-18 win for the Seahawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Seattle Seahawks have seen them go 3-4 and 2-4-1 ATS so far this season, while the Dallas Cowboys are at 2-4 and 1-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 3-3, while the Seahawks are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Seattle injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dallas Cowboys rated this week at No. 9 and the Seattle Seahawks sitting at No. 2.
The game also pits Dallas’s No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 20.17 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 18.29 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 239.5 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 200 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Seattle Seahawks own the league’s No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 93.25 yards per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Marshawn Lynch tore up the turf for 122 rushing yards in the latest Seahawks game, a 20-3 win over the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.
Darren McFadden went over the 100-yard mark (152) in his team’s latest effort, but New York still defeated Dallas by a score of 27-20.
- Seattle is 2-6-2 ATS in its last 10 games
- Seattle is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games
- Seattle is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Dallas
- Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Dallas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
- Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Dallas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Seattle home to Arizona, Sunday, November 15th
Dallas home to Philadelphia, Sunday, November 8th