Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons - 11/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (4-5) at Atlanta Falcons (4-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to get back to a .500 record. The Dallas Cowboys have lost four of their last five road games. Dak Prescott is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,930 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games. Cole Beasley and Michael Gallup have combined for 678 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Ezekiel Elliott has 35 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 133.4 yards per contest, and Elliott leads the way with 831 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 19 points and 328.6 yards per game. Leighton Vander Esch leads the Dallas Cowboys with 76 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 6.5 sacks and Xavier Woods has one interception.
The Atlanta Falcons could also use a big victory here to get back to a .500 record and remain in the NFC playoff race. The Atlanta Falcons have split their last four home games. Matt Ryan is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 3,015 yards, 21 touchdowns and three interceptions. Ryan has seven touchdown passes and one interception in his last three games. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley have combined for 1,540 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Austin Hooper has 46 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 89.8 yards per contest, and Tevin Coleman leads the way with 442 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 28.2 points and 414.3 yards per game. De'Vondre Campbell leads the Atlanta Falcons with 49 tackles, Takkarist McKinley has 5.5 sacks and Damontae Kazee has five interceptions.
The Cowboys are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games on grass and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 11 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 13-5 in Cowboys last 18 games overall and the over is 6-2 in Falcons last 8 games overall.
The Dallas Cowboys are such a tough team to read, as one week they can't score against the Tennessee Titans at home, and then the next week they're lighting up the Eagles on the road. The Atlanta Falcons are fresh off a weird loss to the Cleveland Browns, as it looked like this club was turning the corner after three straight wins. The Dallas Cowboys have covered six of their last 10 games as an underdog of at least three points. The Atlanta Falcons have split their last eight games ATS when a favorite of at least three points. It's tough to get behind either one of these teams. However, the Falcons are at home, the Cowboys are just 1-4 SU in their last five road games and haven't won back-to-back games since December of last year. Give me Atlanta if forced to pick.