NFL Week 16 Betting Analysis & Expert Pick: Seattle at Dallas.

NFL Week 16 Betting Analysis & Expert Pick: Seattle at Dallas

Written by on December 21, 2017

After getting thrashed these past weeks and dropping two straight games overall, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are more desperate than they’ve ever been during the Wilson/Pete Carroll era. Seattle will look to rebound from its humbling loss to pull off the big upset at the NFL Week 16 betting lines over a Dallas Cowboys team that has won three straight and gets a huge boost coming into this contest thanks to the return of one of their biggest stars.If you’re looking to find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this Week 16 contest, let’s find out right now!

Seahawks vs. Cowboys NFL Week 16 Betting Analysis & Expert Pick

  • When: Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 4:25 PM ET
  • Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 97.3 FM (Seattle) / 105.3 FM (Dallas)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 16 Betting Odds: Dallas Cowboys -5 (Over/Under at 47.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 8°C/47°F
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 21%
  • Wind: 13 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

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Team Records

  • All: Seattle Seahawks 8-6 / Dallas Cowboys 8-6
  • Home: Seattle Seahawks 4-3 / Dallas Cowboys 3-4
  • Away: Seattle Seahawks 4-3 / Dallas Cowboys 5-2
  • ATS: Seattle Seahawks 5-8-1 / Dallas Cowboys 7-6-1
  • Over/Under: Seattle Seahawks 6-8 / Dallas Cowboys 6-8

Why Bet on the Seattle Seahawks Odds at +5?

Why bet on Seattle in this contest? The best reason is that they’re completely and utterly desperate and facing a Cowboys team that has problems despite its recent winning ways.Seattle looked absolutely phenomenal in their 24-10 win over incendiary Philadelphia three weeks ago, but since then, they’ve been completely humbled.The Seahawks have completely fallen apart the last two weeks by losing to Jacksonville 30-24 two weeks ago and getting smacked around like a youth league team in their stunning 42-7 beatdown home loss against the Los Angeles Rams this past weekend.“It was just a couple of weeks ago that we played one of the best games we’ve ever played,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got to turn it and make sure that we get right and get back, ready to go to Dallas.”In my expert opinion, I think Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will show some pride and have a good outing in Week 16 against a Dallas defense that hasn’t really been tested the last three weeks. Still, Seattle had better play better against the run than they did in giving up 144 rushing yards to the Jaguars and 244 to the Rams.“It’s just been a real sequence of great challenges one week after another and here we go again,” Carroll said. “This is not easy at all. Two 8-6 teams battling for it and there’s a lot at stake. Everything is on the line for both of us.”

Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys Odds at -5?

Why bet on the ‘Boys in this matchup? Well, because they’re getting back superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott from his six-game suspension for this contest and have shown some heart the last three weeks to keep their playoff hopes alive.“He looks like he’s in good shape,” Garrett said. “He seems mentally into it, engaged and just fell right back in with his teammates in meetings and walk through.”Zeke Elliot is back, which is why the Cowboys are the favorite option at the NFL Week 16 Betting Odds.“We’ll work through this week and see what (Elliott is) able to do in this game plan,” Garrett said. “Alfred will be ready to play at any time. We’ll certainly keep Rod ready to.”Dallas has three straight and they’ll have Elliott back on the field for this huge matchup, but I’d still be worried a bit if I were a Cowboys fan, seeing as how Dallas hasn’t beaten any playoff-caliber opponents in getting past the Redskins, Giants and dysfunctional Raiders in their last three games.

Latest NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 games

Expert NFL Week 16 Betting Pick & Score Prediction

I know it looks like the stars are in alignment for the Dallas Cowboys right now with Seattle struggling and the Cowboys, both playing at home and getting Elliott back on the field, but I’m just not real confident the Cowboys are as good as they’ve looked the last three weeks.The Seahawks are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and a blistering 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games in the month of December.On the flip side of the coin, the Cowboys are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games in the month of December, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. I have no idea why the Cowboys have risen from a 2.5-point opening line favorite all the way up to 5 points, but I’ll take the points in my back pocket and Seattle to cover the chalk!Score: Seattle Seahawks 27 – Dallas Cowboys 21
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