The Dallas Cowboys are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks as nine-point favorites in a highly anticipated game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys have been nearly unbeatable at home, winning 13 straight games, including a 45-10 victory over the Washington Commanders in their Thanksgiving Day game last week. The high-octane offense led by quarterback Dak Prescott has been particularly dominant at home, with Prescott throwing for 331 yards and connecting on touchdown passes to four different receivers in their last game.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have struggled on the road, losing three straight away games, including a 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Starting quarterback Geno Smith missed most of the practice reps last week due to an elbow injury and struggled in the game against the 49ers, throwing for just 180 yards and an interception while being sacked six times.
The Cowboys’ defense has also been a force to be reckoned with, with cornerback DaRon Bland picking up his fifth pick-six of the season in their last game. The Seahawks will need to focus on stopping the Cowboys’ running game, a task they have struggled with against good teams this season.
In terms of betting trends, the Seahawks have struggled to reach the point total in their games this season, while the Cowboys have averaged 44.2 points per game, below the over/under number of 47.5 for this game. Player prop trends indicate that several Seahawks receivers could see their numbers affected by the Cowboys’ relentless pass rush, making it worth considering fading Smith in several categories.
Given Seattle’s inability to stop the run, it might also be worth playing over 63.5 rushing yards for Dallas running back Tony Pollard. The Cowboys are expected to exploit this weakness if they get a lead and rely on the run game in the second half. Overall, the Cowboys are expected to continue their winning streak at home and secure a victory against the Seahawks on Thursday night.