NFL Betting Picks Week 16
Dallas Cowboys (7-7) vs Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)
Sunday, December 22nd – 4:25 PM ET – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Betting Line: Dallas -3, Total 46.5
Before we get into my NFL Betting Picks for Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys, full disclosure: I’m an Eagles fan. As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I want nothing more than to see Philly beat Dallas this Sunday and take the division lead.
Neither team has been at all reliable this season despite both coming into 2019 with tremendous upside.
The Dallas Cowboys have come up short time and again. Every single time Dallas has faced tough opposition this season, they’ve come up short…until last week.
Say what you will about the Rams, but they’re a good team. To lose the way they did at Dallas is a big win for the Cowboys.
Dak Prescott passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the win. The difference, though, was Dallas’ rush attack. Jason Garrett finally fed Zeke (and Pollard) and it paid off handsomely. The Cowboys rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns.
Zeke racked up 117 yards and two touchdowns while Tony Pollard tallied up 131 and a score.
The last time these two teams played, Dallas defeated the Eagles in a one-sided 37-10 beating at home. It was an odd game for Philly. They just never came out to play.
With their season on the line, the Eagles have been playing with some heart. They’ve won back-to-back games for the third time this season (they’re yet to win three in a row). It should be noted that those wins were against the Giants and Washington.
Carson Wentz is stepping up when it matters. Over the past two games, Wentz has passed for 591 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. He passed for 310 yards, three touchdowns, and an INT in the lost at Miami the week before.
The Eagles need this win and everyone in Philly knows it. They can’t lose at home in what’s essentially an elimination game to Dallas of all teams.
NFL Betting Picks: I’m on the Wentz Wagon and we’re full steam ahead to the playoffs. Screw the three points. Philadelphia on the moneyline is the play. It’s win or stay home for the Eagles.
Arizona Cardinals (4-9) vs Seattle Seahawks (11-3)
Sunday, December 22nd – 4:25 PM ET – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Betting Line: Seattle -10, Total 50.5
I picked the Seattle Seahawks to overtake the Niners in the NFC West and here we are. Not only is Seattle my pick to win the division, I believe they’ll represent the conference in the Super Bowl Odds.
The Seahawks are coming off a 30-24 road win at Carolina last week. It was a necessary win after the ugly defeat they suffered at the hands of the Rams the week before.
Russell Wilson passed for 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Panthers. He received a lot of help from Chris Carson who rushed for 133 yards and two scores of his own. Tyler Lockett was a beast in Carolina as well. He caught eight passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Despite their 11-3 record, 10 points is a lot to give up for Seattle. Ten of their 11 wins have been by eight points or less. The only one to go over that mark? Arizona. They beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-10 on the road in Week 3.
Six of Arizona’s nine losses were by 10 points or less. Three of those were on the road.
The Cards are coming off their biggest win of the season; a 38-24 victory over the Browns. They’ve not looked good all season though Kyler Murray has shown some promise.
They’ll fall to Seattle again, but history suggests the score may be closer than the oddsmakers anticipate. Seattle is 11-9 SU and 9-11 ATS at home versus Arizona since ’89. They’ve failed to cover the spread the last four times. Seattle is 1-3 SU in those four games. Each game was decided by seven points or less.
NFL Betting Picks: I’m taking Seattle to win, but not cover this Sunday versus Arizona.