The Wild Card matchups are set across the NFL, with the San Francisco 49ers hitting the road to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
The 49ers were able to sneak into the playoffs following a come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18, while the Cowboys won the NFC East with a 12-5 record, good enough for the No. 3 seed in the NFC.
San Francisco and Dallas are two of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. The 49ers won eight of their last 11 games in the regular season, propelling them to a 10-7 record. Meanwhile, the Cowboys won five of their last six to cruise to a division crown.
We should get an ultra-competitive game between San Francisco and Dallas on Sunday, making it an intriguing game to put together a Same Game Parlay for. Over on BetMGM, they have a one-game parlay where you can piece together various events into one bet.
Keep reading below to get my favorite bets for a one-game parlay on BetMGM ahead of Sunday’s showdown between the 49ers and the Cowboys.
Please note all NFL gameday odds and lines are current as of 1 PM EST on Wednesday, January 12.
San Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys Same Game Parlay Best Bets
Best Bet: Dallas Cowboys -2.5 (-135) at BetMGM
The Cowboys are currently three-point favorites over the 49ers on BetMGM. But when you open the one-game parlay option on BetMGM, Dallas is listed as 3.5-point favorites.
Instead of taking either three or 3.5 points, I went ahead and took the Cowboys at -2.5 over the 49ers at somewhat lower odds. All we need is Dallas to win by at least a field goal, which is something they’ve done in each of their 12 wins this season.
Dak Prescott and the offense of the Cowboys are rolling right now, and the defense of the 49ers can be taken advantage of through the air. On the other side of the ball, Dallas has had no issue forcing turnovers, having recorded a league-best 34 takeaways in the regular season.
With Jimmy Garoppolo susceptible to making mistakes, I am confident that the Cowboys can secure at least a three-point win at home. Dallas has covered the spread in five of their last six games.
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Best Bet: Over 47.5 Total Points (-145) at BetMGM
It’s well-documented that the Cowboys boast one of the best offenses in the league entering the playoffs. Dallas has scored 50+ points in two out of their last three games and they averaged a league-best 31.2 points per game this season.
While the Cowboys should have no issues putting up points, the 49ers are capable of scoring as well. During the regular season, San Francisco posted 25.1 points per game (13th most in the NFL).
We could easily see the Cowboys record 27-30+ points alone in this contest, so we won’t need much from the 49ers. The good news is that San Francisco has explosive weapons in Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Elijah Mitchell, and Brandon Aiyuk, all of whom can score in a variety of ways.
The total is currently set at 50.5 on BetMGM, so I left myself some wiggle room by lowering it by three points to 47.5. In the past eight meetings between the 49ers and the Cowboys where Dallas was the home team, the total has gone Over in seven of those games.
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Best Bet: Race to 20 Points - Dallas Cowboys (-130) at BetMGM
Once again, I don’t envision a scenario where the offense of the Cowboys has much trouble moving the ball on Sunday. They had their issues earlier in the season, but in recent weeks, they’ve seemingly found their groove again on offense.
Within the one-game parlay option, there is an option to choose which team reaches 20 points first in the contest. Provided that I believe Dallas jumps out to an early lead, I also believe the Cowboys will score 20 points first in Sunday’s matchup.
Over the course of the regular season, Dallas reached 20 points before their opponent in 12 of their 17 games, including five of their last six. With the Cowboys being the team I believe wins this game — and the only team that might score 20+ points — I’ll confidently take them to produce 20 points on the scoreboard before the 49ers.
Best Bet: 49ers Score Over 16.5 Points (-400) at BetMGM
Even though I believe the 49ers will be eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to score a modest amount of points. The performance of the offense this weekend is dependent on how Garoppolo performs, which is a scary thing in high-pressure situations.
That being said, I chose the 49ers to score over 16.5 points, which is extremely doable for them. Throughout the regular season, San Francisco notched at least 17 points in all but one of their games.
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The only time that the 49ers didn’t muster up 17+ points was back in Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals, when they scored 10 points. Since then, San Francisco has scored 17+ points in 12 straight games, making this an easy bet to add to the one-game parlay on BetMGM for our NFL bet of the day.
Best Bet: Ezekiel Elliott Anytime TD Scorer at BetMGM
While the Cowboys should have success against the 49ers’ No. 16-ranked defense in pass DVOA, they may have a tough time grinding out yards on the ground. San Francisco owns the No. 2-ranked defense in run DVOA, making things difficult for opposing teams who want to run the ball.
With Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in the backfield, the Cowboys are going to want to establish the run at some point. And even though the 49ers have a stout run defense, we should get multiple opportunities for Elliott to score a short-yardage touchdown in the red zone.
Elliott led Dallas with 12 total touchdowns this season, and in two career games versus the 49ers, he’s combined for four total touchdowns. Also, during the regular season, San Francisco allowed 13 rushing touchdowns to the running back position (tied for 10th most in the NFL).
Final odds: +475 at BetMGM