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Wild Card Weekend: Cowboys host Lions

The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in each of the last five games between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions as those teams meet in Arlington for a Wild Card Weekend betting matchup on Sunday.

But who do you bet on in a matchup of teams that have made an art form out of losing in the playoffs? The Lions have lost seven straight playoff games while the Cowboys have lost seven of eight.

The Cowboys and Lions last met in October 2013, with Detroit winning 31-30 as a 3-point home favorite on the NFL betting lines in that contest. Dallas won the NFC East title this season with a 12-4 record and is riding a four-game SU winning streak. Detroit went 11-5 SU to claim a Wild Card berth.

Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Dallas Cowboys opened as 7-point favorites at odds maker shops such as Bovada but bet quickly up to 8.5 points, while the NFL total was set at 48.5 for over under totals betting over at TopBet.

Computer Prediction: Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 31-24 result in favor of the Cowboys. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Dallas battles the Detroit Lions, currently with a 11-5 mark (7-9 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 9-6-1 for the Cowboys and 5-11 for the Lions. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Dallas Cowboys) and the No. 18 (Detroit Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Dallas Cowboys No. 5-ranked offense (29.19 PPG) against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks No. 3 at 17.62 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 235.5 yards per game, more than the Lions give up through the air (231.62 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 86.63 yards per game. The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Matthew Stafford threw for 3 scores and 217 yards in a failed effort to defeat Green Bay at Lambeau Field.

Dallas cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 44-17 score against Washington at FedExField.

Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Detroit's last 19 games
Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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