Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia +1
Lincoln Financial Field is the site where Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 47.5. The Cowboys are 7-7-0 ATS and 9-5-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 7-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-7-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Dallas Cowboys took on the Los Angeles Rams and won 44-21. Tony Pollard paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 44 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 131 yards via 12 carries which gave him an average of 10.9 yards per tote. Jason Witten led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 36 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 9.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 15/23 with 212 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball a total of 45 times and generated 263 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per carry. In all, they ran 68 plays which added up to 475 yards. For the contest, the Cowboys had a total of 25 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 16 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Dallas conceded 34 catches on 52 throws totaling 267 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 289 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Cowboys conceded 22 yards on 14 carries which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Cardinals vs Seahawks contest.
The Cowboys head into this matchup 7-7 for this year. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the NFC and 1st in the NFL with 6,076 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cowboys have compiled a total of 26 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 27 points per game, putting them 5th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 134 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the NFC.
The Cowboys have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 20.6 points per contest putting them 5th among NFC teams. In discussing yards on the ground, Dallas is allowing 103.6 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the division and 12th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 7th among NFC teams and 12th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,876 yards rushing through 14 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have allowed 3,080 yards. Opponents are completing 65.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have allowed 19 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns.
The last time they took the field, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Washington Redskins and won 37-27. Miles Sanders led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 56 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for 122 yards by way of 19 carries which had him averaging 6.4 yards per tote. Zach Ertz was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 61 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 12.2 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 30/43 with 266 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up running the ball 28 times and totaled 157 yards which earned them an average of 5.6 yards per rush. In the game, the Eagles had a total of 27 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 54 yards. On the day, they ran 73 plays which added up to 415 yards. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia allowed 19 catches on 28 throws totaling 261 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. In the running game, the Eagles allowed 101 yards on 23 attempts which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 362 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Chiefs and Bears.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 7-7. In discussing the offensive production, the Eagles have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Eagles currently sit at 2nd in the division and 12th out of all the teams in the league averaging 23.9 points per contest. Philadelphia needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 121 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 11th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,700 rushing yards through 14 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Eagles average 353 yards per contest overall ranking them 16th in the league and 10th in the conference.
The Eagles are allowing 23.4 points per game ranking them 2nd in the NFC East and 16th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 239 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Eagles are ranked 8th in the NFC. They have conceded 26 passing touchdowns this season. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 328 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 90 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the NFL and 1st in the division. For the 2019 season, they have given up 1,266 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys -1
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