Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys Picks, Odds, Week 17 Predictions 12/29/2019
Game: Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -7.5
AT&T Stadium is the venue where Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Dallas as 7.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Redskins are 3-12-0 ATS and 7-8-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 9-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Washington Redskins took on the New York Giants and lost 41-35. Running the show from under center for the Redskins was Case Keenum who went 16/22 with 158 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Adrian Peterson led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 36 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 2.4 yards per run. Terry McLaurin was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 86 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 12.3 yards per reception for the game. The Washington Redskins rushed the ball a total of 25 times and racked up 80 yards giving them an average of 3.2 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 67 plays which added up to 351 yards. For the contest, the Redskins totaled 25 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 51 yards. In terms of defense, Washington gave up 28 completions on 42 tries totaling 346 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Against the run, the Redskins gave up 206 yards on 26 attempts which means they had an average of 7.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 552 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Guy Bruhn has a free NFL pick ATS for the contest between the Packers and Lions.
Redskins Go to 3-12 After Loss
The Redskins head into this game 3-12 for the 2019 season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among NFC East teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they sit in 16th in the NFC and 31st among all NFL teams with 4,124 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Redskins currently have a total of 17 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 17 points per contest, ranking them 31st among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 100 yards on the ground per game which is 11th in the NFC.
The Redskins have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 25.9 points per game which has them at 11th in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redskins have conceded 3,529 yards. Opponents are completing 68.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. They have allowed 31 passing TDs and 13 rushing touchdowns. When talking about rushing yards, Washington is allowing 141.1 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the division and 29th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per carry putting them 14th among NFC teams and 26th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 1,495 yards rushing through 15 contests.
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys took on the Philadelphia Eagles and lost 17-9. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 25/44 with 265 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 47 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Michael Gallup led the team in receiving yardage by earning 98 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 19.6 yards per catch in the game. The Dallas Cowboys ran the football 16 times and earned 54 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. On the day, the Cowboys got 16 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 62 plays for a total of 311 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas allowed 31 completions on 40 throws for a total of 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. In the running game, the Cowboys allowed 118 yards on 30 carries which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 431 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Titans vs Texans game.
Cowboys Sit at 7-8 After Loss
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 7-8. Dallas is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 129 rushing yards per game, ranking them 8th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,930 yards rushing through 15 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cowboys average 426 yards per game overall ranking them 1st in the league and 1st among NFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cowboys sit in 1st in the division and 8th out of all the teams in the league averaging 25.8 points per contest.
The Cowboys are giving up 20.3 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 11th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are conceding 226 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cowboys are ranked 3rd in the conference. They have allowed 20 passing touchdowns for this season. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 305 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 105 yards per contest ranking them 13th in the league and 2nd in the division. For this season, they have conceded 1,568 yards on the ground and 14 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7.5 and over 44 total points
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