The Dallas Cowboys visit CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2, facing a team that been a quiet betting juggernaut in this situation.
The Seahawks are a money-making 13-3-1 ATS in their past 17 home games in September. And Dallas has struggled mightily as a a road favorite too, as their 3-9-1 ATS mark in 13 recent games proves.
After topping division rival New York Giants on the road last week, Tony Romo will try to lead the Cowboys to another road win this week in Seattle. The Cowboys were a 3-point road favorite at 5Dimes.
Dallas is 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six games against the Seattle Seahawks.
Oddsmakers at Sportsbook.ag opened the Seahawks as 5-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 42 midweek over at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Seahawks at No. 15 and the Cowboys at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-15 result in favor of the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 25-ranked offense (16 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 9 at 17 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 139 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (187 YPG on average).
In their last action, Dallas was a 24-17 winner on the road against the Giants. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time out, Tony Romo threw for 3 scores and 307 yards in leading his team past New York at MetLife Stadium.
Seattle lost its last outing, a 20-16 result against the Cardinals on September 9. The Seahawks failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 36 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Seahawks suffered a Week 1 loss against Arizona in their last game, falling 20-16 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 6-4
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few Cowboys at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 23
Seattle home to Green Bay, Monday, September 24