Cowboys battle Redskins in Week 3 odds
Washington has the ATS trends in its favor as it tries to go 3-0 for the first time in a million years, visiting the Dallas Cowboys.
The Redskins are 7-2 ATS in the past 9 meetings with the Cowboys, who play after earning a tough OT win at San Francisco.
Bettors need to keep tabs on the status of QB Tony Romo who broke a rib and punctured a lung in the win. They also need to heed a lesson that Eagle bettors learned Sunday - an injured QB might not be able to get the job done and he might get hurt again.
Many of the ATS trends point to a Redskin cover and an over bet here on Monday Night Football. The Redskins are 5-0 ATS as a dog lately, while the Cowboys are 1-8-1 ATS as chalk. [ Free $10 MNF wager - check out the freeby cash and super bonus at TopBet ]
Dallas is also just 3-9 ATS in its past 12 October games, while Washington is 8-3-1 ATS in its past 12 road games. Overall, the OVER trends has been lopsided in Dallas home games (8-1 past 9), as a favorite (9-0 past 9) and in October (13-3 past 16).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cowboys rated this week at No. 2 and the Redskins sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 31-23 result in favor of the Redskins this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense (25.5 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 6 at 17.5 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 376.5 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (235.5 YPG on average).
Last time out for Washington, they were a 22-21 winner as they battled the Cardinals at home. The Redskins failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Rex Grossman threw a pair of TD passes in Washington's last match, defeating Arizona 22-21 in Week 2 action on Sunday.
Dallas was a 27-24 winner in its last match on the road against the 49ers. They earned a push of the 3–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 51 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The last time we saw the Dallas, they were celebrating 3 TDs from Miles Austin in a 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 3-7
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4
A few Redskins at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Dallas's last 15 games
Dallas is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington at St. Louis, Sunday, October 2
Dallas home to Detroit, Sunday, October 2