Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sports Authority Field
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Sports Authority Field is the venue for the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 43. The Broncos are 0-0-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-0-0. The Cowboys are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 0-0-1 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
09/11/17 CB Orlando Scandrick Hand out indefinitely
09/05/17 TE Connor Hamlett Fibula IR
09/05/17 TE Rico Gathers Concussion IR
08/27/17 LB Anthony Hitchens Knee out indefinitely
07/22/17 DL David Irving Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/8 vs. Green Bay)
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
09/11/17 S Darian Stewart Groin injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/11/17 RB Devontae Booker Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/11/17 DE Jared Crick Back "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/11/17 DE Zach Kerr Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/05/17 WR Carlos Henderson Thumb IR
09/05/17 QB Chad Kelly Wrist PUP
09/03/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist IR
09/02/17 QB Paxton Lynch Shoulder out indefinitely
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 129 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 31 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 5 times for 50 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 19. They have run 71 plays this year for 392 yards, which ranks them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.5 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 24 throws while attempting 39 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5%. He has passed for 268 yards this year. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 90.5.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 12 attempts for 35 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 6 penalties for 55 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. Dallas is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 3. They have given up a total of 233 yards on D, which is 9th in the league. The Cowboys are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Their pass defense has allowed 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 38 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 23rd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 198 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 2nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Their punters have accumulated 139 yards on 4 punts, averaging 34.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas has returned 2 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 439.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 24. They have run 68 plays this season for 321 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 4.7 yards per play, which is 17th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 22 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver has run for 140 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the NFL. They've run 36 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 3 times for 62 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Trevor Siemian has thrown for 219 yards this season. He has completed 17 passes on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating is 94.2. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion.
Denver is 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 21. They have surrendered a total of 249 yards on D, which is 11th in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 12th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 22 passes on 33 attempts against the Denver defense this season, placing them 17th and 16th in the National Football League. The Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 185 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 22 attempts for 64 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. The Denver Broncos have committed 4 penalties for 40 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Denver is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 48 punt return yards and average 16 yards per return, which is 2nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 31 yards. They are 12th in the league in all-purpose yards with 407. The Denver Broncos have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 17th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50.0%. Denver kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 36 yards on 3 punts, averaging 12 yards per punt. That places them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos +1.5
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