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Lions vs Cowboys Predictions & Odds

Posted: Oct 18, 2022Last updated: Oct 21, 2022

Coming off of their first loss of the Cooper Rush era, the 4-2 Dallas Cowboys will look to right the ship while hosting the Detroit Lions in Week 7.  And they could have a much-needed offensive reinforcement to do it, with starting quarterback Dak Prescott slated to return from his ailing thumb injury.

Meanwhile, coming off their bye, the Lions could also get a star of their own back in the form of running back D’Andre Swift, who has not played since Week 3 due to a shoulder injury.

Let’s take a look at my Detroit vs Dallas best bets and predictions for NFL Week 7.

Lions vs Cowboys Odds

It is no surprise that the Cowboys enter this game as a seven-point favorite over the Lions.

While Dallas is an impressive 4-2, the Lions have underwhelmed en route to their 1-4 record, despite a promising start on the offensive side of the ball.

Take a look at the best Lions odds and Cowboys odds for the 2022 NFL season.

Lions vs Cowboys Implied Totals

Cowboys 27.5, Lions 20.5

The bookmakers have these totals flipped on paper.

While the Cowboys are averaging 18.3 points per game, the Lions are at 28.

This tells me that the bookmakers expect an uptick in offensive production from Dallas while also anticipating the Lions to struggle against a normally stingy Cowboys defense.

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Lions vs Cowboys Prediction

Cowboys 30, Lions 20

With Prescott returning, the Cowboys are in a prime spot to get on track offensively.

The Cowboys need to make a statement on offense, and they should easily do that against a Lions’ defense that is ranked in the bottom eight in all the primary statistical categories, including dead-last in total yards, rushing yards, and total points conceded.

For the Lions, if Swift (shoulder) returns to action, he will get the weakest point of the Dallas defense. The Cowboys are ranked 19th in rushing yards allowed. Still, it will take a lot more than Swift to beat a Cowboys defense that has given up fewer than 19 points in five of their first six games.

If the Cowboys can force the Lions to play one-dimensional football, they should win this game with ease.

Lions vs Cowboys Bet Tips

Here are some Lions vs Cowboys betting trends to consider before placing your bets:

  • The Lions are 6-4 against the spread in their past 10 games, failing to cover in each of their past two outings.
  • The Over is 7-3 in the Lions’ past 10 games, hitting in six straight before going Under in Week 5 against the Patriots.
  • The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their past five games, failing to cover in Week 6.
  • The Over is 6-0 in the past six games the Lions have played facing NFC foes.
  • The Cowboys are 10-1 in their past 11 games facing teams with a losing record.
  • The Over is 8-1 in the past nine Lions-Cowboys games.

Lions vs Cowboys Best Bets

Cowboys -7 (-110) at WynnBET

The Cowboys have dominated teams with a losing record, covering the spread in 10 of their past 11 games.

And although the Lions deploy the firepower to keep up with a Cowboys offense expected to take a step up with Prescott’s return, they have been stifled by superior defenses, notably the Patriots in Week 5.

Over 48 Points (-110) at WynnBET

The Cowboys at home are stout. The Under is 5-0 in their past five home games.

However, considering Prescott’s return — plus the fact that the Lions should be able to effectively attack the weak point of the Dallas defense — I think this one will hit the Over.

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Cowboys To Win Both Halves (+160) at WynnBET

This is a statement game for the Cowboys. They will look to come out dominant and should be firing on all cylinders on both sides of the football for all four quarters.

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Author

Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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