Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 10/8/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-3)
Levi's Stadium is the site where the San Francisco 49ers (4-0) will compete against the Dallas Cowboys (3-1) on Sunday. Dallas is 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this game with a record of 3-1 this year. When they last took the field, the Cowboys took on the Patriots and went home with a win by a final score of 38-3. Dak Prescott went 28/34 with 261 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 108.5 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Tony Pollard was the best rusher for the Cowboys with 11 attempts for 47 yards (4.3 yds per carry). Jake Ferguson averaged 11.0 yds per reception by tallying 77 yards on 7 catches. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball 30 times and recorded 124 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they ran 69 plays which gave them 377 yards. Dallas conceded 16 pass completions on 30 attempts for 200 yards, and a completion rate of 53.3%. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 53 yards on 23 tries, which is an average of 2.3 yards per rush surrendered.
Regarding scoring, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting at 31.0 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 141.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 7th in the NFL. The Cowboys have earned 1,440 total yards over the course of this season. Dallas has amassed 50 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 29 infractions for 212 yards. They have turned the football over 1 time. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Dallas has amassed 4 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Cowboys have given up 592 yards which puts them in 2nd in the league. They are giving up 148.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.4%. During this campaign, they are conceding 259.8 yards/outing putting them at 2nd in the NFL. They are giving up an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 111.8 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have conceded 447 running yards through 4 contests. The Cowboys are sitting in 1st in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 10.3 points per contest.
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The 49ers come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the 49ers walked away with a victory by a final of 35-16 when they faced the Cardinals. Christian McCaffrey carried the football 20 times for 106 yds, finishing the game with 5.3 yds per attempt for San Francisco. Brandon Aiyuk was the leading receiver for the 49ers, bringing in 6 balls for 148 yards (24.7 yards per catch). Brock Purdy (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 283 yds on 20/21 through the air while his QB rate was 134.6. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 13.5 yds. San Francisco relinquished 25 attempts on the ground for 105 yds (4.2 yds per rush). The 49ers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 68.3%, surrendering 257 yards on 28 for 41 passing. The 49ers finished the contest with a total of 395 yards while they ran 53 plays (7.5 yds per play). San Francisco rushed for 4.0 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 124 yards on 31 attempts.
The San Francisco 49ers are averaging 398.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 2nd in the NFL. They have an average of 153.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 612 yards for the year. They have given away 0 interceptions while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to record 54 first downs. The San Francisco offense has totaled 234 penalty yds on 27 infractions, which ranks them 11th in football in terms of hurting your team. During the season to this point, the 49ers have thrown for 980 passing yards not to mention an average of 245.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 9th out of all NFL teams. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the 49ers rank 3rd in the league by scoring 31.3 points per outing.
The 49ers are conceding 14.5 points per game, which has them ranked 3rd in the NFL. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air and 218.3 yards/contest, which puts them in 17th out of all teams. San Francisco has yielded a total of 264 rushing yards (66.0 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush this year. The 49ers defense taken the field for 252 plays, which is 15th in football. They have tallied 5 takeaways (5 picks) on the campaign. This season, they have conceded 58 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +3
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