This week the NFL Lock of the week features the high profile game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. Last week the NFL Lock of the Week fell flat as the Titans forgot to show up against the Vikings, but this week the “lock” will cash-in with a play on the Cowboys +3.5 over the Ravens.
Dallas Cowboys vs Baltimore Ravens Odds: The Cowboys are (+3.5) point underdogs as they head to the AFC to take on the Ravens. The Ravens are very talented but will be on upset alert for this battle against the Boys. Get all of the latest odds on all NFL games at BetOnline. Sign up at BetOnline the top-rated sportsbook to bet on football.Sign up today and get up to a $900 free play to bet on football!
The Ravens are at home which is considered a positive, but not when it comes to covering the spread. The Ravens are just 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in the last six games in front of the home fans. The Ravens impressive defense is not as strong as it has been in the past.
The Ravens have been inconsistent (allowing 214 yards versus the Chiefs in Week 5) defending the run. This should be good news to Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones who should get the rock to try and open up the pass against Ray Lewis and the Ravens aging defense.
This will take the pressure off Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo who is looking to improve from his last outing. The Cowboys coaching staff has had a bye week to prepare for this game and that will give them the edge.
The Cowboys defense was exploited a week ago, but they rebound nicely after a bad defensive effort according to this NFL trend. The Cowboys are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and will have a better outing against Joe Flacco.
DeMarcus Ware continues to be one of the most explosive defenders coming off the edge in the league. His first-step quickness and ability to counter and close makes him extremely disruptive and tough to block one on one. His presence will disrupt the offense and lead the Cowboys to a victory.