San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas +2.5
Nick Mullens and the San Francisco 49ers (5-8) head to AT&T Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Dallas Cowboys (4-9). San Francisco opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 45.5.
The San Francisco 49ers come into this game with a record of 5-8 for this season. In their last game they played the Washington Football Team and were defeated 23-15. Nick Mullens went 25/45 with 260 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Raheem Mostert led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 65 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Brandon Aiyuk led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 119 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 11.9 yards per catch during the game. The San Francisco 49ers ran the ball a total of 27 times and racked up a total of 108 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. On the day, they finished with a total of 76 plays which gave them a total of 344 yards. For the contest, the 49ers racked up 21 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 35 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, San Francisco gave up 15 completions on 32 throws for a total of 95 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.0%. On the ground, the 49ers gave up 98 yards on 28 carries which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 193 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The 49ers have earned 4,738 total yards for the year. As a team they're averaging 109.7 yards rushing ranking this team at 19th in the NFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Francisco has compiled 18 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers are sitting at 23.1 PPG. Concerning yards via the pass, the 49ers have conceded 2,734 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the NFL. During this campaign, they are surrendering 316.1 yards per game which puts them 5th in the NFL. The 49ers sit in 14th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 23.9 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per run and 105.8 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 13 games, they have conceded 210.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.7%. Overall, they have conceded 1,375 yards via the ground game in 13 games.
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 4-9 this season. In their last game they played the Cincinnati Bengals and won by a score of 30-7. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 48 yards via 12 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Amari Cooper was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 12.8 yards per catch for that contest. Andy Dalton went 16/23 with 185 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Dallas Cowboys rushed the ball a total of 25 times and totaled 101 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per run. For the game, the Cowboys totaled 16 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 30 yards. In all, they ran 50 plays which added up to 272 yards. When discussing the defense, Dallas gave up 28 completions on 38 tries totaling 208 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. On the day, they conceded 309 yards and forced 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Cowboys gave up 101 yards on 30 tries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Cowboys are sitting 21st in the league averaging 22.9 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Cowboys have thrown for 3,396 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 261.2 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 10th out of all NFL teams. They have an average of 110.9 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,442 yards overall. The Dallas Cowboys are averaging 372.2 yards per game which has them sitting 12th in the NFL. In terms of yards through the air, the Cowboys have given up 2,797 yards which has them ranked 6th in the NFL. In total, they are giving up 377.8 yards per outing which puts them 23rd in the league. The Cowboys sit in 32nd in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 30.8 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.1 yards per rush and 162.7 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 13 games played this year, they are conceding 215.2 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.0%. For the year, they have conceded 2,115 yards via the running game in 13 games.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers -2.5
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