Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks: Week 3 Free Preview

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The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks will collide on the turf at CenturyLink Field. This late afternoon game will get underway at 4:25 p.m. ET and FOX is scheduled to have the TV rights.

Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks

In this Sunday NFC game, Seattle is tabbed as the favorite and is currently giving up 3 points. The Cowboys are also receiving +130 moneyline odds while the Seahawks are -150. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 44.5 points. There will likely be some decent in-game betting possibilities for this contest.

The Cowboys have gained 0.0 units so far in 2018 and are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an O/U record of 0-2.

The Seahawks are down 1.0 unit this season. The team is 0-0-1 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-0.

The Cowboys are 1-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Seahawks are 0-2 SU.

The Cowboys just pulled off a 20-13 win over the Giants last week. Dak Prescott completed 16-of-25 passes for only 160 yards and one touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott (78 yards on 17 rush attempts, one TD) led the ground attack. Elliott (five receptions, nine yards) and Deonte Thompson (four catches, 33 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Seattle just fell 24-17 to Chicago a week ago. The defense held its ground in the loss, limiting the Bears to only 200 passing yards and 86 yards on the ground. Allen Robinson II had a solid outing for Chicago, accounting for 83 yards on 10 catches. For Seattle, Russell Wilson completed 22-of-36 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Rashaad Penny (30 rushing yards on 10 attempts) mounted the running game while Tyler Lockett (five receptions, 60 yards, one TD) and Brandon Marshall (four catches, 44 yards) led the receiving corps in the loss.

Dallas has run the ball on 46.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Seattle has a rush percentage of 35.5 percent. The Cowboys have produced 116.0 rush yards/game and have two scores on the ground this year. The Seahawks are totaling 69.0 rush yards per game and have yet to record a rushing TD.

It seems like the Cowboys could hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game. Their backfield has logged 4.9 yards per carry while the defense is allowing 3.7 YPC to opponents. The Seahawks have tallied 3.6 yards per carry and given up a YPC of 3.9 to opponents.

The Cowboys offense has averaged 165.0 yards in the air overall and has only one passing scores so far. The Seahawks have recorded 262.0 pass yards per game and have five total pass TD.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas appears to have the upper hand in both facets. The team has allowed 91.0 rush yards and 220.0 pass yards per game. The Seattle defense has allowed 264.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 116.0 yards per game on the ground. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Cowboys have given up an ANY/A of 4.89 to opposing QBs, while the Seahawks are yielding an ANY/A of 5.05.

Wilson has managed to complete 22-of-36 passes for 226 yards, two TDs and one INT for Seattle. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at an ultra-pedestrian 4.69 for the year and 5.05 over his past two outings. In the other locker room, Prescott has put up 160 passing yards on the year, and has completed 16-of-25 attempts with one passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Prescott has a 7.20 ANY/An overall, although that number is 5.30 over the past two games.

These two franchises faced off a year ago with the final outcome being a 21-12 victory for Seattle.

Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks Betting Prediction

SU Winner: Seahawks, ATS Winner: Cowboys, O/U: Under

Team Betting Trends

  • The Dallas D has three times as many sacks as Seattle this year (nine versus three).
  • Seattle has lost two fumbles in 2018 while Dallas has lost one.
  • The Cowboys offense has registered zero pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Seahawks have accounted for two such plays.
  • The Dallas defense has allowed zero pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Seattle has given up one such play.
  • The Dallas offense has created zero rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Seattle has created one such runs.
  • The Cowboys defense has allowed one rushing play of 20 or more yards, while the Seahawks have given up zero such runs.
  • Seattle was favored by 3 points in its previous match and the O/U was 42.5. The under cashed and Seattle failed to cover in the team’s 24-17 loss to Chicago.
  • Dallas was favored by 3 points in its last game and the Over/Under was set at 41.5. The under cashed and Dallas covered in the 20-13 win over the Giants.