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Falcons Have Been a Downright Terrible Bet Lately

UPDATE: Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will miss Sunday's game after appeals court denied an injunction on Thursday, citing he "failed to meet the requisite standard. His appeal will be heard on an expedited basis.

Sitting at 5-3 ATS, the Dallas Cowboys have been a reliable wager in 2017 and are riding a three-game covering streak ahead of their Week 10 tilt with the Atlanta Falcons. After cashing tickets in their first three games, the Falcons have failed to do so in five straight.

MyBookie opened the Falcons as 3-point home favorites with a total of 50.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Falcons are 5-2 SU in their last seven games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Cowboys’ last eight games in the late afternoon.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Falcons’ last 15 games at home in November.

The Falcons are two games behind the New Orleans Saints for first place in the NFC South and quite simply haven’t resembled the team that made it all the way to the Super Bowl a year ago. Time is running out for Atlanta to get back on track, and a lot of that falls on offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who’s come under heavy fire in recent weeks.

After losing as a favorite, the Falcons tend to follow up with more poor performances at the betting window. In Atlanta’s last 11 after losing as chalk, they’re a brutal 2-9 ATS the next week.

When the Cowboys have been given the underdog tag of late, they’ve been an extremely profitable bunch. In Dallas’ previous five as underdogs, they’re 4-1 SU and ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Atlanta Falcons in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 53.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 25-24 victory for the Cowboys. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Atlanta Falcons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta battles the Dallas Cowboys, currently with a 5-3 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 3-5 for the Falcons and 5-3 for the Cowboys. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Dallas injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 11-rated Falcons and the No. 8-rated Cowboys in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 21.25 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 15 this week at 22.25 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 257.5 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 223.38 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 94.75 yards per game. The Falcons, meanwhile, rank No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Terrance Williams did much of the damage, producing 141 receiving yards as Dallas beat the Chiefs 28-17 at AT&T Stadium.

Matt Ryan's 313-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Carolina earned a 20-17 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Philadelphia, Sunday, November 19
Atlanta at Seattle, Monday, November 20