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Are Cowboys being undervalued in Oakland?

Two teams going in different directions will hook up for Week 15’s Sunday Night Football game with the Cowboys and Raiders getting it on in Oakland. Fresh off two of their best performances of the season where they outscored their opponents by a combined 44 points, the Cowboys will look to take advantage of a Raiders squad that’s coming off a pathetic effort vs the Chiefs.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 4-0 SU in the last four games in this matchup.
  • The Cowboys are 5-1 SU in their last six games at night.
  • The Raiders are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs NFC teams.

The Raiders were only able to muster 15 garbage-time points in that game vs Kansas City which should be a concern for Raiders Nation when you consider the Chiefs were lit up for 38 points vs the Jets the week before. Oakland is averaging just 20.3 points per game, down five points from last season. The Cowboys, meanwhile, appear to have put their injury issues behind them after torching the Redskins and Giants.

Dallas is still within striking range of a playoff spot and the offense has finally started to click in the absence of Ezekiel Elliott. It’s been all about Dak Prescott during the modest win streak as he’s thrown five TDs and zero picks while being protected by an offensive line that’s allowed just one sack.

An important factor that bettors should keep in mind is that when the Cowboys win, they win big! Each of their seven wins this season have come by 11 points or more. The Raiders, meanwhile, have already been on the receiving end of five double-digit losses. Considering all these factors, the Cowboys at -3 looks incredibly appealing.

With the total hovering in the 46-point range, bettors will be interested to know that only one of the Cowboys’ last six games has topped that total, while the Raiders have gone UNDER in four consecutive games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at 2.5 for the host Oakland Raiders earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 45, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 26-18 victory for the Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Dallas Cowboys have seen them go 7-6 and 7-6 ATS so far this season, while the Oakland Raiders are at 6-7 and 4-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Raiders are 5-8, while the Cowboys are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Dallas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Oakland Raiders) and the No. 21 (Dallas Cowboys) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders' No. 21-ranked offense (20.45 PPG) against a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranks No. 24 at 24.55 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 237.45 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (235.73 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 102.17 yards per game. The Raiders, meanwhile, rank No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Dak Prescott threw for 3 scores and 332 yards in leading his team past New York at MetLife Stadium.

In their last game, the Raiders were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 26-15 score against Kansas City.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Dallas's last 23 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to Seattle, Sunday, December 24
Oakland at Philadelphia, Monday, December 25