NFL Wagering Mulches Over Week 3’s Monday Night Football
After a wild weekend of NFL wagering upsets, fans are ready for some Monday Night Football. In Week 3, the Arizona Cardinals will be hosting America’s team to deliver this week’s rendition of our favorite Monday night pastime. Both teams have an opportunity to make a push for the lead in the division but only one will be able to accomplish their goal this evening. Let’s take a look at what NFL betting sites have to say about tonight’s action.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals – Monday, September 25th
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Stream: Watch ESPN, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Wagering Odds:
Dallas Cowboys -3 (-119) 47 (-105) -165
Arizona Cardinals +3 (-102) 47 (-115) +144
The defense should get a boost on Monday, with Orlando Scandrick and Damontre’ Moore's return. #DALvsAZ
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 25, 2017
The Cowboys ride into this Monday Night Football matchup sporting a 1-1 record that currently ranks them 3rd in the NFC East. However, with a win this evening, the Cowboys will actually tie with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins for the lead in the East, with both teams currently pegged at 2-1. The Redskins delivered a surprising NFL wagering upset over the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday night while the Eagles masterfully handled their division rival New York Giants 27-24 to give us the current NFC East rankings.
Dallas comes into this game with a bit of a chip on their shoulder after suffering a humbling 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos. In that game, the Cowboys’ running game was eviscerated. For the first time in his career Ezekiel Elliott was not able to help in the least, finishing the day with 8 yards on just 9 carries. Without their running game, Dallas had no option but to turn to Dak Prescott. The 2nd year pro finished the day with a career high 50 pass attempts, 238 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. NFL betting sportsbooks have long felt that Prescott is more of a game-manager than a 4th quarter comeback guy and Week 2’s results further proved this.
The Cardinals enter Monday night’s contest in a similar situation as the Cowboys; riding a 1-1 record and with an opportunity to tie with the divisional leaders. But unlike the NFC East which has 2 teams at the No. 1 spot, the Los Angeles Rams are the current lone leaders of the division. But that could all change this evening, if the Cardinals can pull off the NFL wagering upset.
The Cardinals are coming off an unimpressive 16-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts. And judging by how Arizona has been measuring up this season, it’s unlikely that the Cards will actually pull off the upset this evening. Arizona is currently 19th against the run so it’s doubtful that they’ll be able to stop Elliott this evening. If the Cowboys can develop their running game early in the game, they should have no problem cruising to an easy victory over their NFC West opponent.