The Washington Redskins can clinch the NFC East this Sunday with a win at home at FedExField over the Dallas Cowboys. Washington is 6-0 SU and ATS over its last six games.
Dallas is 0-5 ATS despite a 3-2 SU record in its last five games against the Washington Redskins. Washington is 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS against NFC East rivals this season.
The Cowboys were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 50 (check for updates at ).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redskins - Cowboys odds would favor the Redskins if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 10 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cowboys sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 28-24 win for the Redskins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 4-ranked offense (27.2 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 23 at 24.8 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 222.3 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (239.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117.4 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Dallas lost its last outing, a 34-31 result against the Saints on December 23. The Cowboys failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 27-20 winner as they battled the Eagles on the road. The Redskins covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Redskins's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Robert Griffin III as they handed Philadelphia a 27-20 loss at Lincoln Financial Field.
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the division are 4-6
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Cowboys at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas