There are two games that stand out to me in Week 13 regarding NFL betting value on underdogs. One being the 49ers vs Eagles game on Sunday in the City of Brotherly Love, and the other being Week 13 of Thursday Night Football featuring the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Seattle Seahawks.
Dallas may be hot in the Super Bowl Betting market, but there are reasons to be suspicious of the success of Dak Prescott and this team. Let’s get into why.
Dallas Faces Stiffer Test Than Usual
I can’t take away the fact that the Dallas Cowboys enter Week 13 with an 8-3 record against the NFL spread and with an impressive run at home of 13 straight victories. But streaks are meant to be broken, and the Cowboys are heading into a classic trap game against a Seattle Seahawks team that will not just roll over and let Dallas take this win.
While the Cowboys are playing fantastic football, racking up ATS wins and looking like an elite contender, we can’t ignore how weak their opposition has been. Through 12 weeks, Dallas has played the easiest schedule in the NFL, with four games against the bottom three teams and six games against bottom-10 teams.
So yeah, obviously, the Cowboys look like a million bucks. You would too if you were playing scrubs week after week. Understanding how weak the Cowboys’ opponents have been is good for Week 13 betting and useful information if you plan on adding Dallas to your picks for Super Bowl LVIII.
Geno Smith and the Seahawks may not be elite, but they are a damn sight better than the trash teams Dallas has been bullying. Wideouts DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will press Dallas’ secondary with the best one-two combo the Cowboys have seen while rookie running back Zach Charbonnet looks like a draft-day steal for Seattle since Kenneth Walker III got hurt.
At the current NFL odds for Thursday Night Football, the Seahawks are too good of a value to ignore. Dallas could also get caught looking ahead to its all-important NFC East showdown with the Eagles at home in Week 14.
NFL Bet Online: Seattle Seahawks +340
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