Cowboys Are NFL Betting Favorites to Close Out Week 3 on MNF

Cowboys Are NFL Betting Favorites to Close Out Week 3 on MNF

Written by on September 22, 2017

After getting completely subdued in their humbling Week 2 loss, NFL betting enthusiasts everywhere want to know whether or not the Dallas Cowboys can bounce back to take down Carson Palmer and an Arizona Cardinals team that is looking to improve its own play despite getting a win last weekend. They will end Week 3 with Monday Night Football.As usual, if you’re looking for answers and the latest NFL Odds, then you’ve come to the right place NFL gridiron gamers. Now, let’s get to it!

Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals Week 3 Game Info & Preview for Monday Night

Where: University of Phoenix StadiumNFL Betting Odds: Arizona +3Total: 47.5TV: ESPNLive Stream: NFL LiveRadio: Westwood One

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 28°C/82°F
  • Humidity: 11%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 3%
  • Wind: 6 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

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Recent Head to Head

  • Record: Cardinals lead 6-4
  • Score: Cowboys 19.8 / Cardinals 16.3
  • Rush Yards: Cowboys 125.9 / Cardinals 83.9
  • Pass Attempts: Cowboys 30.4 / Cardinals 33.3
  • Completion Percentage: Cowboys 62.5% / Cardinals 55.8%
  • Passing Yards: Cowboys 215.6 / Cardinals 191.4
  • Total Yards: Cowboys 341.5 / Cardinals 275.3
  • Turnovers: Cowboys 1.7 / Cardinals 1.6

Why consider the Dallas Cowboys NFL Betting Odds at -3?

The Cowboys got completely manhandled in their humbling 42-17 road loss against Denver in Week 2 while never coming close to covering the spread as a 2.5-point road dog. More importantly, the Cowboys clearly have some issues in stopping the pass and that could spell doom for an Arizona team that has a veteran quarterback in Carson Palmer that is looking to break out after two mostly lackluster performances this season.Then, there’s the question of effort after seeing running back Ezekiel Elliott basically quit on two plays following Dak Prescott interceptions. Head coach Jason Garrett was none too pleased with his star running back following his team’s dismal showing against the Broncos.“One of the things we preach to our team on both sides of the ball when there is a turnover, everybody is involved,” Garrett said. “If you’re an offensive player, become a defensive player on a fumble or an interception. Zeke is one of the most natural competitors I’ve ever been around. He loves to play. He loves to practice. I think we’ve seen that through his first year playing. Those two plays were not indicative of the kind of competitor that he was and we have to get that addressed.”Elliott finished the game with more carries (nine) than rushing yards (eight) as Von Miller and company ‘put the clamps’ on Dallas’ entire offense.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 18
  • Total Yards: 330
  • Rush Yards: 84.5
  • Passing Yards: 245.5
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.5
  • Total Yards: 306.5
  • Rush Yards: 106.5
  • Passing Yards: 200

Why consider the Arizona Cardinals NFL Betting Odds at +3?

Arizona looked kind of awful in sneaking past the pitiful Indianapolis Colts 16-13 in overtime, but they’re just happy to be back at home after playing each of their first two games and three of their past four overall, on the road.“Yeah, that was a long ago,” quarterback Carson Palmer said of finally being back at home. “It seemed longer than that, too, but it’s just good that we finally get a chance to play in front of our home crowd, on our grass. They’ll be a bunch of Cowboys fans there, I’m sure, but it’s been a long four weeks, no doubt.”Despite playing at home, the Cardinals are not the NFL Betting favorites for Week 3 MNF.Arizona will still be without superstar running back David Johnson and will likely turn to veteran Chris Johnson after the younger Kerwynn Williams got the start last week. No matter who’s on the field, Palmer said the Cardinals will be ready.“I’ve never judged a team or a player off on one bad performance,” Palmer said. “This is a very, very good group that’s coming off a tough loss on the road and they’re getting to play on Monday Night Football. We’ll be ready to compete at the highest level”.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 19.5
  • Total Yards: 349
  • Rush Yards: 64
  • Passing Yards: 285
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24
  • Total Yards: 316.5
  • Rush Yards: 79
  • Passing Yards: 237.5

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 3

  • Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Dallas’s last 14 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Arizona is 18-6-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Arizona’s last 12 games at home

Expert Analysis and NFL Betting Prediction

Simply put, for this Week 3 NFC battle of playoff hopefuls, I’m going to urge you to back the Arizona Cardinals to get it done, mostly because they’re at home and probably can’t play any worse than they did this past weekend. With both of these teams allowing more points per game than they are averaging right now, I say take the lesser of two evils and right now, that’s Arizona in my opinion.Dallas is just 2-7 ATS in their last nine games and 1-4 ATS in its last five road games. Arizona has won seven of their last eight meetings against the Cowboys and is 4-1 ATS in their last five against Dallas.  I like the Cardinals to get it done as a surprising home dog in this one!Expert NFL Betting Pick: Arizona +3
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