After one half of the 2021 NFL regular season, the Dallas Cowboys are riding high, while the Denver Broncos are gearing up for an arduous rebuild amidst a lukewarm campaign. Everything’s not as sunny as it seems in Dallas, though, as the status of the Cowboys’ starting QB for their Week 9 homestand against the Broncos is still up in the air.
NitroBetting is ready to equip its bettors with all the latest previews and odds for Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season. This time, we look at the rare interconference matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NFL betting odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions. Check out the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Broncos vs. Cowboys Game Information
- When: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- TV: FOX
- Radio: KOA NewsRadio 850 AM (Broncos) / KRLD-FM 105.3 THE FAN (Cowboys)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Broncos (+9.5) / Cowboys (-9.5)
Why Bet on the Denver Broncos?
It wasn’t pretty, but the Denver Broncos still managed to end their four-game losing streak thanks to a 17-10 win in Week 9 over the Washington Football Team. The Broncos improved to 4-4 for the season, yet their record looks much better on paper than in reality.
Denver’s four wins this season have come against teams with a combined record of seven wins and 23 losses. The team’s offense is only averaging 16.2 points per game over its last five outings, with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater reverting back to his mediocre self during this span. Bridgewater went 19-of-26 for 213 passing yards and a touchdown during Sunday’s win over Washington.
It’s also a bad time to be a Broncos fan right now, as lynchpin linebacker and former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was just traded to the Rams earlier this week for a handful of future draft picks. Thankfully, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection’s heir apparent, Bradley Chubb, is expected to return from IR this week to shore up Denver’s front seven. Regardless, the loss of Miller will be felt by the Broncos D, and it comes at the inopportune moment with the explosive Cowboys offense on tap.
Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?
Even without Dak Prescott (calf injury), the Dallas Cowboys pulled out a gritty victory over the Vikings in Minnesota this past Sunday night, 20-16. The Cowboys have won six straight games since dropping their season opener and are now a distant 3.5 games ahead of the next best team in the AFC East standings.
Fourth-year backup Cooper Rush did a solid job stepping in for Prescott. Rush threw for 325 passing yards, two TDs, and was picked off once. The deadly wideout tandem of Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb combined for 14 catches, 134 receiving yards, and a trip to the end zone for Cooper.
What’s quite concerning is the sudden outage of Dallas’ running game, as Ezekiel Elliott was held to just 50 rushing yards on 16 carries during the win. But considering that head coach Mike McCarthy is expecting Prescott to be back under center for Week 9, perhaps Zeke will find his way back into the offense this week.
Broncos vs. Cowboys Betting Trends
- The Broncos are 3-3 over their last six road games (SU/ATS).
- The Broncos have won three straight games against NFC opponents (SU/ATS).
- The totals went under in four of Denver’s last five road games.
- The Cowboys are undefeated in their last five home games (SU/ATS).
- The Cowboys are also 3-0 over their last three games against teams from the AFC (SU/ATS).
- The totals have all gone over in each of Dallas’ last five home wins.
Broncos vs. Cowboys Expert Betting Predictions
Counting on Denver to put an end to Dallas’ home win streak is indeed a tough sell. However, the current spread would have us believe that this can be covered by the Broncos, who are not entirely out of the playoff picture just yet. Prescott’s involvement in the contest (or lack thereof) will also be a determining factor whether or not the Cowboys will win convincingly enough to cover their own spread as heavy home favorites.
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