Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys NFC Wildcard NFL Picks & Predictions 1-5-2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Seattle Seahawks head to AT&T Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in an NFC Wildcard matchup. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 41.5.
The Seahawks are 9-5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7-0. The Cowboys are 9-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-9-0.
Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 9-5-2 against the spread
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 9-6-1 against the spread
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
12/31/18 S Tedric Thompson Chest is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
12/31/18 G J.R. Sweezy Foot is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
12/31/18 CB Shaquill Griffin Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
12/31/18 DE Dion Jordan Knee is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
12/18/18 G Jordan Simmons Ribs IR
12/12/18 LB Mychal Kendricks Knee IR
12/02/18 RB C.J. Prosise Abdominal IR
10/03/18 TE Will Dissly Knee IR
10/02/18 S Earl Thomas Knee IR
09/08/18 CB Dontae Johnson Hip IR
09/04/18 LB Erik Walden Hip IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot IR
09/04/18 T Jamarco Jones Ankle IR
09/04/18 CB Byron Maxwell Hip IR
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/31/18 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Seattle
12/31/18 G Zack Martin Knee is questionable Saturday vs Seattle
12/31/18 T Tyron Smith Neck is questionable Saturday vs Seattle
12/31/18 DL Tyrone Crawford Neck is questionable Saturday vs Seattle
12/22/18 TE Geoff Swaim Wrist IR
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 428. They have run 1,012 plays this year for 5,653 yards, which ranks them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.6 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 329 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 2,560 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the league. They've run 534 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 111 times for 959 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson has passed for 3,448 yards this year. He's completed 280 throws while attempting 427 passes for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 110.9. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 347. They have given up a total of 5,653 yards on D, which is 11th in the league. The Seahawks are 4th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 355 throws on 546 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense this season, ranking them 10th and 18th in the league. The Seattle pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,842 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 366 attempts for 1,811 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Seahawks have had 108 penalties for 981 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 143 punt return yards and are averaging 5.7 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 669 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 23.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 84 yards this season. They are 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,820. The Seattle Seahawks have tried 27 field goals this season and made 22, which is 24th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.5%. Seattle Seahawks kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 48 for 51 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,760 yards on 79 punts, averaging 47.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,963 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. They've run 439 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 104 times for 885 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the league in penalties. They are 14th in the NFL in points scored with 339. They have run 1,022 plays this season for 5,501 yards, which ranks them 14th 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 322 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion. He has completed 356 passes on 526 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.7%. His quarterback rating is 96.9. He has thrown for 3,885 yards this season.
The Cowboys rush defense has allowed 400 attempts for 1,513 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. Dallas has committed 89 penalties for 681 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36.5% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league. They are 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 324. They have surrendered a total of 5,268 yards on D, which is 8th in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 367 passes on 542 attempts against the Dallas defense this season, placing them 31st and 22nd in the National Football League. The Cowboys pass defense has also given up a total of 3,755 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have attempted 36 field goals this season and made 29, which is 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80.6%. Dallas kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,670 yards on 60 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That places them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is ranked 21st in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 22 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 283 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this year. They are 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,250.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -1
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