Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers - 10/2/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Cowboys (2-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +2 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys head to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers in week 4 NFL action.
The Dallas Cowboys improved to 2-1 with a 31-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football. Dak Prescott had a solid outing, completing 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott made the most out of his primetime debut, netting 140 yards on 30 carries, while Prescott was next on the list with 4 carries for 36 yards and one of Dallas’ 3 rushing touchdowns on the day. Terrance Williams hauled in 4 balls for 88 yards while Dez Bryant caught 3 passes of his own for 40 yards and a touchdown. The main concern going forward was a fracture that was found in Bryant’s knee, leaving him week-to-week as we near gameday. Defensively, the Cowboys allowed the banged up Bears offense to rack up nearly 400 yards of total offense, however America’s Team did manage to force a pair of fumbles with Tyrone Crawford recovering his first fumble of the 2016 season.
The San Francisco 49ers fell to 1-2 with a 37-18 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. Blaine Gabbert completed 14 of his 25 pass attempts for a mere 119 yards and an interception. Carlos Hyde nearly equaled his output from the first two weeks in week 3, racking up 103 yards on 21 carries including a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Torrey Smith led the 49ers with 3 receptions for 35 yards on the day. Defensively, the Niners allowed the Seahawks to rack up 419 yards of total offense, and 37 points, with the few bright spots coming by way of a pair of sacks from Ahmad Brooks and Glenn Dorsey to go along with a Nick Bellore interception of Seattle backup QB Trevone Boykin after Russell Wilson went down due to injury. NaVorro Bowman forced a fumble off of Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham that 49ers linebacker Gerald Hodges Jr. recovered, the first of the season for both respectively.
Dallas is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. the NFC and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. San Francisco is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The total has gone over in 6 of the last 7 meetings.
I just can’t bring myself to back the Niners in this spot. They’ve given up 83 points in their last 2 games and although Dallas just played the Bears, the Niners defensively aren’t that much of a step up in competition. I don’t like this game at all, but considering how low the line is, I’ll back Dallas in this spot.
Lay the points with the Cowboys.