Falcons to Host the Cowboys this Football Betting Weekend
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Football betting players betting on the league’s action the last couple weeks must have noticed the impressive streak the Dallas Cowboys are mounting. America’s Team didn’t exactly have the start to the 2017 season that they were hoping for. Dallas opened the year by posting a 2-3 record through the first 5 games of the season. But following their 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 4, something must’ve struck the Cowboys’ locker room as they’re undefeated since that loss. It’s a bit shocking, considering that they faced the Washington Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs in that time span. Of those two, the triumph over the Chiefs is unquestionably the more impressive one. Nevertheless, the Cowboys will be put to the test once more this best online sportsbook weekend as they travel to Atlanta to take on the reigning NFC champions. Let’s take a look at what NFL odds-makers are predicting for this Week 10 matchup.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, November 12th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Football Betting Lines:
Dallas Cowboys +3 (-120) 50½ (-110) +123
Atlanta Falcons -3 (EV) 50½ (-110) -143
The Cowboys come into this Sunday’s contest sporting a 5-3 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC East. Before the season kicked off, most sports betting websites were predicting that the Cowboys would be winning the NFC East this season. Right now, it is the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles – the winningest team in pro football, who lead the East. Dallas might have a slim, and I mean slim, chance of surpassing the Eagles, but as of right now it looks like the Birds have the East all locked up. Despite this, the Cowboys can still vie to earn a Wild Card berth into the 2017-18 postseason. Picking up a win over the Atlanta Falcons would be a step in the right direction to earning that berth.
The Falcons fly into this Sunday’s pairing with a 4-4 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the NFC South. Atlanta, being the reigning NFC champions, was the football betting favorites to win the South this season. However, most NFL bettors have a growing feeling that Atlanta is experiencing a case of the Super Bowl blues. If there’s one team who can get a pass for undergoing a Super Bowl hangover, it’s the Falcons – the team that allowed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. It’s not easy to get over something like that. After all, having something that you worked so hard for within your grasp only to have it taken from you by the likes of Tom Brady – the man who’s entire career has been entrenched in controversy. Most fans feel this way because the Falcons’ don’t look like their former selves; not on defense and certainly not on offense. Last year, the Falcons could not be stopped. This year, they rank 17th in points per game.