San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 1/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wild Card
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-3)
The San Francisco 49ers (10-7) are en route to AT&T Stadium on Sunday where they will try to beat the Dallas Cowboys (12-5). Dallas opens this game as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 10-7 for this season. In their last game, the 49ers took on the Rams and walked away with a win by a score of 27-24. Elijah Mitchell was the rushing leader for the 49ers with 21 attempts for 85 yards (4.0 yds per attempt). Brandon Aiyuk had an average of 17.8 yds per reception by totaling 107 yards on 6 receptions. Jimmy Garoppolo went 23/32 with 316 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 87.5 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Against the run, the 49ers gave up 64 yards on 27 attempts, which averages out to 2.4 yards per run allowed. San Francisco gave up 21 completions on 32 tries for 201 yds, and a completion rate of 65.6%. At the end of the game, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 449 yards. The San Francisco 49ers ran the football 31 different times and compiled 135 yards, which came out to an average of 4.4 yds per carry.
Concerning scoring, the San Francisco 49ers hold an average of 25.1 points per game. As a team they're averaging 127.4 yards via the ground game which is 7th in the NFL. The 49ers have tallied 6,387 total yards over the course of this season. San Francisco has 199 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 102 penalties for 1066 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 24 times (14 interceptions and 10 fumbles lost). In terms of distribution of touchdowns, San Francisco has compiled 26 passing touchdowns and 22 touchdowns via the ground.
The 49ers are sitting in 9th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 21.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush on the ground and 103.5 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. In total, they have conceded 1,760 yards on the ground through 17 games. In terms of passing yards, the 49ers have allowed 3,510 yards which ranks them 6th in the league. They have conceded 206.5 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.3%. In total, they have allowed 310.0 yards/game which puts them 3rd in the National Football League. They have yielded 25 touchdowns via the pass as well as 17 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Cowboys head into this game 12-5 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cowboys got the win with a final of 51-26 against the Eagles. Dak Prescott (5 touchdowns) finished the contest with 295 yards on 21/27 passing while his quarterback rating was 151.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 10.93 yards. Ezekiel Elliott carried the football 18 times for 87 yds, finishing the game with 4.8 yds per carry for Dallas. Amari Cooper was one of the featured targets for the Cowboys, bringing in 5 footballs for 79 yards (15.8 yds per catch). Dallas rushed for 5.3 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 171 yds on 32 carries. The Cowboys finished the game with 475 yds and they ran 61 plays (7.8 yds per play). The Cowboys secondary allowed a completion percentage of 58.8%, relinquishing 166 yds on 20 for 34 passing. Dallas surrendered 33 rushing attempts for 149 yds (4.5 yds per rush).
The Dallas Cowboys are averaging 407.0 yards per outing ranking them 1st in the NFL. They maintain an average of 124.6 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 2,119 yards for this year. The Dallas offense has totaled 1,103 yards of penalties on 127 violations, which is 1st in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 11 interceptions while letting opponents recover 9 fumbles and they have been able to earn 248 first downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Cowboys have earned 4,800 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 282.4 passing yards per outing, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. When looking at putting points on the board, the Cowboys are ranked 1st in football with an average of 31.2 points per game.
The Cowboys are allowing 21.1 PPG, which has them ranked 7th in football. Dallas has yielded a total of 1,918 rushing yards (112.8 yards/game) in addition to 13 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have allowed the opposition 24 touchdowns through the air in addition to 238.2 yards/contest, which has them ranked 20th in the league. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 1,082 plays, which has them ranked 20th in the NFL. This season, they have conceded 358 total points. Their defense has compiled 34 takeaways (8 fumbles and 26 picks) so far this season.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3 and over 50 total points
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