Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (0-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks meet Sunday in NFL action at CenturyLink Field.
The Dallas Cowboys look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Cowboys have won six of their last eight road games. Dak Prescott is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 330 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last five games. Cole Beasley and Tavon Austin have combined for 165 receiving yards and one touchdown while Deonte Thompson has seven receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 116 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 147 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 14.5 points and 274 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 14 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has two sacks and Anthony Brown has two pass deflections.
The Seattle Seahawks look for their first victory of the year to prevent an 0-3 start for the first time sine the 2002 season. The Seattle Seahawks have lost four of their last five home games. Russell Wilson is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 524 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 13 games. Will Dissly and Tyler Lockett have combined for 266 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Brandon Marshall has seven receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 69 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 75 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 25.5 points and 370.5 yards per game. Austin Calitro leads the Seattle Seahawks with 14 tackles, Frank Clark has two sacks and Bradley McDougald has two interceptions.
The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 3-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Seahawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Seattle, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It wasn't that long ago when the Seattle Seahawks were damn near unbeatable at home, as the defense punched you in the mouth and the crowd took things to another level kind of like the Golden State Warriors in basketball. The crowd is probably still wonderful, but the Seahawks team isn't. Heck, we saw the Seahawks lose four of their last five games at home to finish last season. Seattle's offensive line is brutal and Wilson has to do everything and then some to keep this team afloat. The Dallas Cowboys have shown the ability to rush the passer two games into the season, and that's key here, as they'll be able to copy what past teams have done. And while I still have questions about Prescott being able to consistently be a difference maker, the Cowboys still have a great offensive line and can run the ball. That's a formula that has allowed the Cowboys to be an imrpessive road team the last couple of years. We may be getting free points with the better team, as crazy as that sounds.
Give me the Cowboys.