Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
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The Seattle Seahawks head to AT&T Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Seahawks are 5-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8-0. The Cowboys are 7-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-8-0.
Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 5-8-1 against the spread
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 7-6-1 against the spread
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
12/18/17 TE Nick Vannett Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
12/17/17 DT Nazair Jones Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
12/17/17 LB K.J. Wright Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
12/07/17 LB Josh Forrest Foot IR
11/28/17 DT Malik McDowell Concussion is out for season
11/18/17 S Kam Chancellor Neck IR
11/14/17 RB C.J. Prosise Ankle IR
11/12/17 CB Richard Sherman Achilles IR
11/08/17 RB Tre Madden Ankle IR
10/19/17 DE Cliff Avril Neck IR
10/02/17 RB Chris Carson Ankle IR
09/25/17 LB Dewey McDonald ACL IR
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL IR
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee PUP
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/17/17 WR Brice Butler Foot is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/17/17 DL David Irving Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/17/17 RB Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Seattle
12/17/17 LB Justin Durant Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/17/17 CB Orlando Scandrick Back is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
11/06/17 DT Brian Price Knee IR
10/20/17 DT Stephen Paea Knee IR
09/05/17 TE Connor Hamlett Fibula IR
09/05/17 TE Rico Gathers Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 321. They have run 899 plays this year for 4,854 yards, which ranks them 12th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.4 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 271 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 1,452 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 357 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 129 times for 1,100 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson has passed for 3,669 yards this year. He's completed 307 throws while attempting 503 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this season is 94.1. He averages 12 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 294. They have given up a total of 4,630 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Seahawks are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 289 throws on 486 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense this season, ranking them 12th and 20th in the league. The Seattle pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,050 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 389 attempts for 1,580 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the NFL against the run. The Seahawks have had 91 penalties for 778 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.1% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is 12th in the NFL in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 189 punt return yards and are averaging 6.1 yards per return, which is 25th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 21 yards. They have returned 37 kicks for 822 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 22.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 57 yards this season. They are 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,128. The Seattle Seahawks have tried 27 field goals this season and made 20, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 74.1%. Seattle Seahawks kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,469 yards on 77 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,913 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. They've run 418 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 83 times for 800 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 336. They have run 874 plays this season for 4,728 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 277 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion. He has completed 270 passes on 426 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4%. His quarterback rating is 89.6. He has thrown for 2,964 yards this season.
The Cowboys rush defense has allowed 355 attempts for 1,518 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Dallas has committed 89 penalties for 689 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the league. They are 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 311. They have surrendered a total of 4,734 yards on D, which is 18th in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 334 passes on 504 attempts against the Dallas defense this season, placing them 32nd and 29th in the National Football League. The Cowboys pass defense has also given up a total of 3,216 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 18, which is 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81.8%. Dallas kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,452 yards on 56 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 231 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 83 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 561 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 25.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,671.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -2.5
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