You might think that teams who already made the playoffs would be heading into the final week of the season feeling no pressure, but that is not always the case. The goal for every team is to nab the highest seed possible so as to make the road through the playoffs somewhat easier, although you could argue that there is no such thing as an easy road to take to win a championship. The Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have both punched their playoff tickets, but both will want to end the season on a winning note. It is the Eagles who have the hot hand right now, but they come into this game as a 7-point underdog. The point total for this one is set at 43. That being said, let’s take a look at our NFL Betting preview for the upcoming match between the Cowboys and Eagles.
NFL Betting Analysis for Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia
How to Bet On Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles & TV Info
- When: Saturday, January 8 at 8:15 PM EST
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- TV: ABC
- MoneyLine: Cowboys -225 / Eagles +185
Why bet on the Dallas Cowboys
With an 11-5 record and the NFC East title already won, you have to say that the Dallas Cowboys have had a very good season. It all means very little, though, if they make an early exit in the playoffs. They can certainly feel better about themselves if they win this one as opposed to losing and heading into the postseason on a 2-game losing skid. They went down 25-22 to Arizona last weekend, a loss that snapped a 4-game winning run. The Cowboys have had a lot of success of late versus Philly, winning 6 of the last 8 meetings, which included a 41-21 blowout in the early part of the season. They have also covered the spread in 6 of their last 8 versus the Eagles and are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 versus divisional opponents. The UNDER has hit in 8 of the Cowboys’ last 10 games.
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles
About a month ago, the Philadelphia Eagles playoff chances looked to be dead in the water. 4 straight wins later, the Eagles will be heading to the postseason and a tough opening round tie, which could potentially be against the Cowboys. The Eagles have been very good on both sides of the football during their impressive run to the playoffs, so they are absolutely not going to roll over and die in this one, with the general consensus being that this game will probably be a good deal closer than when they met earlier in the season. Part of why the Eagles are in is down to their success against conference opponents, where they are 6-1 SU in their last 7. January has been a good month to play the Eagles ATS, as they are 7-2 in their last 9 during this month. The UNDER has hit in 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two in Philly.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While there is really nothing of any great importance to play for, both of these teams will want to head into the postseason on a winning note. I do expect this one to be closer than the last meeting, but I like Dallas to win and cover.
NFL Week 18 Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys 27 Philadelphia Eagles 17