Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys Preseason NFL Parlay 8/18/2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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The Dallas Cowboys host the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 37.5. The Cowboys had an over/under record of 6-10-0 and they were 8-7-1 against the spread last year. The Bengals had an ATS record of 9-7-0 while their over/under record was 7-9-0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Bengals were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Dallas Cowboys were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
07/28/18 OL Rod Taylor ACL is out for season
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
08/03/18 DT Maliek Collins Foot is "?" Sunday vs Carolina
06/15/18 DL David Irving Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Houston)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals ran for 1,366 yards as a team last year, which ranked 31st in the NFL. They ran 377 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bengals were penalized on offense 110 times for 1,027 yards last season, which had them 12th in the league in penalties. They were 26th in the NFL in points scored with 290. They ran 927 plays last season for 4,488 yards, which ranked them 32nd in the league in total offense. The Bengals averaged 4.8 yards per play, which was 28th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 267 1st downs last year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton averaged 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion last season. He completed 297 passes on 496 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.9%. His quarterback rating last season was 86.6. He threw for 3,320 yards.
The Bengals rush defense allowed 489 attempts for 2,046 yards last year, putting them in 30th place in the league against the run. Cincinnati committed 106 penalties for 906 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 15th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 37% of possessions on defense, which was 24th in the league. They were 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 349. They surrendered a total of 5,425 yards on D, which was 18th in the NFL. The Bengals were ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 4th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 336 passes on 561 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense last season, placing them 15th and 23rd in the National Football League. The Cincinnati pass defense also gave up a total of 3,379 yards through the air, which was 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bengals attempted 20 field goals last season and made 18, which was 27th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 90.0%. Cincinnati Bengals kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 4,102 yards on 89 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That placed them 11th in the NFL in punting average. Cincinnati was ranked 1st in the league in punt returns last season with 47. They accumulated 409 punt return yards and averaged 8.7 yards per return, which was 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 40 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 670 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Bengals averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 41 yards last year. They were 31st in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,831.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys were 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 354 last year. They ran 1,005 plays for 5,311 yards, which ranked them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 14th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 314 1st downs last season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas ran for 2,170 yards as a unit, which ranked 2nd in the league. They ran 480 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 97 times for 939 yards last year, which had them 24th in the NFL in penalties. Dak Prescott passed for 3,324 yards last year. He completed 308 throws while attempting 490 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating last season was 86.6. He averaged 10.8 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Dallas was 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 332. They gave up a total of 5,089 yards on D, which was 8th in the league. The Cowboys were 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 371 throws on 559 attempts against the Dallas defense last season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas Cowboys pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,425 yards in the air, which was 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 403 attempts for 1,664 yards last season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Cowboys had 107 penalties for 880 yards on defense last year. That placed them 12th in the league. They allowed a score on 31.6% of possessions on defense, which was 10th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Dallas was 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 31 last year. They totaled 275 punt return yards and averaged 8.9 yards per return, which was 11th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 83 yards. They returned 25 kicks for 620 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys averaged 24.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 61 yards last season. They were 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,391. The Dallas Cowboys tried 29 field goals last season and made 22, which was 22nd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 75.9%. Dallas kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,908 yards on 66 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That ranked them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bengals +3.5 and under 37.5 total points
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