Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 12/24/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2022
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-1.5)
The Dallas Cowboys (10-4) will try to beat the Philadelphia Eagles (13-1) at AT&T Stadium on Saturday. Dallas opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.
The Philadelphia Eagles head into this game 13-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles played against the Bears and notched a win by a score of 25-20. Jalen Hurts connected on 22/37 with 315 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 64.6 and walked away from the game with 2 picks. A.J. Brown had an average of 20.1 yds per reception by accumulating 181 yards on 9 catches. Jalen Hurts was the leader on the ground for the Eagles with 17 attempts for 61 yards (3.6 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they had 71 plays which totaled 421 yards. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the football 33 different times and totaled 112 yds, which is an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. Against the rush, the Eagles conceded 157 yards on 30 tries, which averages out to 5.2 yards per run allowed. Philadelphia relinquished 14 pass completions on 22 tries for 91 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.6%.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Philadelphia Eagles have an average of 29.4 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 158.6 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 4th in the league. The Eagles have earned 5,517 total yards over the course of this year. Philadelphia has tallied 156 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 76 infractions for 593 yards. They have turned the ball over 13 different times (5 interceptions and 8 fumbles lost). When it comes to notching touchdowns, Philadelphia has earned 22 touchdowns through the air and 30 touchdowns via the ground.
Regarding passing yardage, the Eagles have surrendered 2,414 yards which puts them in 1st in the National Football League. They are giving up 172.4 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 61.3%. For the season, they have yielded 293.5 yards per contest putting them at 2nd in the NFL. They have yielded 18 touchdowns by air as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 4.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 121.1 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,695 rushing yards through 14 contests. The Eagles sit in 6th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 19.1 points per contest.
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The Cowboys head into this matchup 10-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the Cowboys took a loss by a score of 40-34 against the Jaguars. Dak Prescott (3 TDs) finished the game with 256 yds on 23/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 107.1. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 8.5 yards. CeeDee Lamb was the leading receiver for the Cowboys, snagging 7 footballs for 126 yards (18.0 yds per reception). Tony Pollard carried the football 19 times for 75 yards, finishing the contest with 3.9 yards per carry for Dallas. The Cowboys finished the contest with a total of 397 yds and they ran 74 plays (5.4 yds per play). Dallas rushed for 3.8 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 154 yds on 41 carries. Dallas allowed 27 run attempts for 192 yds (7.1 yds per carry). The Cowboys secondary conceded a completion rate of 64.3%, surrendering 311 yards on 27 for 42 passing.
Concerning how much they score, the Cowboys currently sit 3rd in the league by scoring 28.1 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Cowboys have racked up 3,040 yards through the air as well as an average of 217.1 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 17th in the league. They hold an average of 145.1 run yards per game and have run for 2,032 yards for this season. The Dallas Cowboys average 362.3 yards/game which has them ranked 9th out of all teams in the league. The Dallas offense has accrued 697 penalty yards on 91 infractions, which is 5th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 14 picks while conceding 3 fumbles and they have earned 154 1st downs.
They have allowed 19 touchdowns through the air and 191.6 yards per contest, which has them sitting 2nd in football. Dallas has given up a total of 1,863 yards via the ground game (133.1 yards per outing) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have tallied 26 turnovers (14 fumbles recovered and 12 picks) on the season. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 904 plays, which is good for 23rd in the league. This season, they have given up 269 total points. The Cowboys are surrendering 19.2 PPG, which puts them in 8th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +1.5
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