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Posted by: Mike Davis
Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans NFL Betting Sunday

This online NFL betting weekend, bettors can wager on a thrilling battle of Texas in this Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans matchup. Despite the fact that they had high expectations for the 2018 season, both teams come in amidst a slump. On one hand you have Houston, who got its first win of the season this past Sunday. On the other are the Cowboys, who you could argue are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league. Given this narrative, which side will the NFL sportsbook betting odds peg as the favorite?

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans – Sunday, October 7th   

When: 8:20 pm ET

Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cowboys +3 (EV) 45½ (-110)   +145
Texans -3 (-120) 45½ (-110) -166
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Dallas Cowboys 

The Cowboys march into this weekend’s action sporting a pitiful 2-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the division. Right now the NFC East is led by the Washington Redskins, who enjoyed a Week 4 Bye Week that helped them secure the best winning percentage in the division with a 2-1 record. Behind the Redskins are the Cowboys and Eagles, both of whom are 2-2. Considering that Philly is the reigning Super Bowl champions, it’s clear the Cowboys need to find their traction in order to be competitive in the NFC East. Unfortunately for Dallas, they’re offense has been a bit lackluster lately. Right now they’re averaging 16.8 points per game, giving them the league’s 30th worst scoring offense. Defensively they rank 7th in the league with a total of 19.2 points allowed per game. While that defensive average is impressive, the Cowboys are still failing to outscore their opponents. Considering they’re going up against a Houston offense that averages 27.0 points per game, it’s clear that this will also be a problem this Sunday.

Players to Watch: Dak Prescott (753 passing yards, 4 TD, 2 INT), Ezekiel Elliott (426 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 F), and Cole Beasley (185 receiving yards, 0 TD, 16 REC)

Houston Texans

The Texans swarm into this Texas matchup flashing a pitiful 1-3 record. When Houston kicked the season off with three straight losses, the Texans knew they needed a dire turnaround. Although they came out on top 37-34 against the Colts this past Weekend, it was still a closer matchup than they would’ve liked. Luckily Houston gets to face a Dallas team that hasn’t been that strong this season. But even though they have a statistical advantage over the Cowboys, Houston will want to focus on ball protection this Sunday. Right now the Texans have a -1 turnover ratio, which beats the -2 Dallas has. However, since the Cowboys aren’t that great at scoring, they’ll need turnovers to take points off of the scoreboard.

Players to Watch: Deshaun Watson (1,246 passing yards, 7 TD, 4 INT), Lamar Miller (225 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and DeAndre Hopkins (443 receiving yards, 2 TD, 30 REC).

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans matchup? This one might be a bit of a tossup but Houston seems like a solid pick. They have plenty of talent but have been having a hard time making it click. This past weekend’s win over the Colts might be the one thing they need to get this ball rolling. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 24-20 Houston.

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