The Arizona Cardinals hit the road to challenge the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17. The visitors are in a rut with three-straight losses to their record. They have to bring this one home if head coach Kliff Kingsbury and company want to hold onto the second spot in the NFC West division or even take the top spot. Meanwhile, the hosts are in good form with four-straight wins. The Cowboys brushed aside the Football Team, 56-14, in Week 16.
Nitrobetting puts together a preview of the upcoming Cardinals vs. Cowboys game. Find essential event details, statistics, the latest betting NFL odds, trends, and predictions below.
Cardinals vs. Cowboys Game Information
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- When: Sunday, January 2, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- TV: FOX
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream:NFL Network, NFL League Pass
- NFL Odds: Cardinals (+5.5) / Cowboys (-5.5)
Why Bet on the Arizona Cardinals?
The Cardinals have to start building momentum before the playoffs begin. There’s plenty of ground to cover with two weeks left on the regular-season calendar, and they play underdogs against a more consistent Cowboys crew.
The side will try to snap a three-game losing stretch. However, it’s worth noting that the Cardinals only have one road loss this season. They recorded their first and only road defeat in the hands of the Lions, 30 to 12. Although they play the underdogs in this contest, we expect the visiting team to put pressure on the hosts.
The team averages 26.3 points (tenth) and 20.4 opponent points (fifth) per game. They put out respectable rushing and passing numbers. The Cardinals document 122.1 rushing yards (tenth) and 254.5 passing yards (tenth) per game. As a team, Arizona averages 376.5 total yards (eighth) in 15 games played.
The Cardinals also deliver the goods on defense. They limit teams to 20.4 points (fifth) per game. Passing defense is their bread and butter, holding opponents to 210.7 passing yards (fifth) per game. Additionally, they have an adequate rushing defense with 113.7 opponent rushing yards (15th) per game.
Four players are on the Cardinals’ questionable list, including James Conner (heel), Rondale Moore (ankle), Jordan Phillips (knee), and Marco Wilson (shoulder).
Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?
The Dallas Cowboys are having a remarkable season so far with 11 wins and four losses. They can extend their winning streak to five games this weekend. The team has seen success at the AT&T Stadium with five victories in seven games. This will be their last home game of the regular season and head coach Mike McCarthy wants to make it count.
The hosts put together impressive offensive and defensive numbers. They have a league-high average in points at 30.5 per game. There’s a good balance between passing and rushing as well. The Cowboys average 126.9 rushing yards (sixth) and 282.7 passing yards (third) per game.
The team is not all about offense either. They limit opponents to 20.5 points (seventh) per game. Although the side only manages to hold teams to 240.7 passing yards (20th) per game, we expect the Cowboys to make it difficult for the Cardinals to execute rushing plays. The Cowboys’ defense allows 109.5 rushing yards (12th) per game.
Left tackle Tyron Smith is the only starter on the Cowboys’ questionable list this Sunday. He sustained an ankle injury that made him unavailable for a few weeks.
Cardinals vs. Cowboys Betting Trends
- The Cardinals are 8-2 in their last ten road games (8-2 ATS).
- The Cardinals are 2-3 in their last five road games against the Cowboys (2-3 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in two of the Cardinals’ last six road games against the Cowboys.
- The Cowboys are 7-3 in their last ten home games against the Cardinals (7-3 ATS).
- The Cowboys are 3-2 in their last five home games (3-2 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of the Cowboys’ last five games against the Cardinals.
Cardinals vs. Cowboys Expert Betting Predictions
The Cardinals vs. Cowboys pairing features the best two-way teams in the league. Both sides play quality offense and defense, which means this is a must-watch game for all football and betting fans. Although the Cardinals enter the game as underdogs, they have what it takes to cover the spread. The team can even keep things close enough for a chance to surprise the Cowboys. Nevertheless, there’s no question that the Cowboys produced better performances the last few weeks. They enter the contest as favorites with home-field advantage and pace on their side.
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