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Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Free NFL Pick

League: NFL
By: Admin Published on: 10/18/2013

VietBet Sportsbook Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. (ET)

Television: FOX

NFL Betting Odds: VietBet

Pointspread: Philadelphia -2.5

Total Line: 55                

 

Game Overview

The Cowboys evened their record to 3-3 straight-up last Sunday with a 31-16 victory over Washington as 5.5-point home favorite. This followed a wild 51-48 last minute loss to Denver as 7.5-point underdogs at home. Overall, Dallas is a profitable 5-1 against the spread and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games.

Injuries have become a concern for this key divisional matchup with running back DeMarco Murray and defensive end Demarcus Ware out of the starting lineup. Look for a heavy dose of Tony Romo and a Cowboys’ passing game that is ranked 11th in the NFL with an average of 265 yards a game. Romo has thrown for 1,693 yards and 14 touchdowns while completing 70.2 percent of his 218 attempts. Dez Bryant remains his favorite target with 34 receptions for 459 yards and six touchdowns.

The Eagles remained tied for the lead in the NFC East with a 31-20 road win over Tampa Bay as 2.5-point favorites to improve to 3-3 both SU and ATS. The total has gone OVER in five of their first six games. All three of their victories have come on the road and they bring an eight-game SU losing streak at home into this matchup.

To snap that skid at home, Philadelphia will need another solid effort from quarterback Nick Foles. He replaced an injured Michael Vick in the second half of a Week 5 tilt against the New York Giants and including last week’s game against Tampa Bay he has thrown for 542 yards and six touchdowns. The Eagles will also lean on a running game that is ranked first in the NFL with an average of 178.5 yards a game. LeSean McCoy has done most of the damage with 630 yards on 123 carries. The main concern for Philadelphia is a defense that is ranked 31st in the league against the pass and giving-up an average of 29.8 points a game.

 

Free NFL Pick

These two rivals matchup extremely well against each other. They each have an offense that can put points on the board and a defense that has had major trouble keeping their opponents from doing the same. I would lean towards Dallas with the points, but the free NFL pick for this contest is the OVER on the total line.

Dallas vs. Philadelphia OVER 55