NFL Week 8 predictions: Cowboys vs Eagles pick against the spread
NFL Week 8 features some colossal matchups between the best teams in the National Football League. The Week 8 odds are posted and it’s time to make picks. Our goal is to provide the best NFL betting previews for every game on the schedule. These betting previews will have the latest news, betting trends, live odds, and a free pick against the spread for every game. Next up is the Cowboys vs Eagles pick against the spread.
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Battle in the NFC Least
There is no question that the worst division in the NFL this year is the NFC East. Every team is trying to overcome obstacles and dealing with injuries. Despite the fact that the division is so bad, it actually is competitive.
With a win pct of .357 (2-4-1), the Eagles are in sole possession of first place in the NFC East 😏 pic.twitter.com/AEwYuSWK0l
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 23, 2020
The current leader has only two wins, which makes every game important in the division race. Like it or not, the winner of NFC East will make the playoffs and that makes the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles, a crucial one.
The Cowboys are in big trouble. They are without starting QB Dak Prescott, and the backup Andy Dalton entered the concussion protocol and is uncertain for Week 8, which means they might be starting third-stringer Ben DiNucci. To make matters worse, the Cowboys have yet to cover the spread this season. They are 0-7 against the spread (ATS), which in itself is quite an accomplishment. With an uncertain offense and weak defense, no one is betting on Dallas this week.
The Eagles have not had a tremendous season, but they are in first place. They are dealing with multiple injuries on offense, leaving QB Carson Wentz as the last-man-standing to try and provide points. Unfortunately, he has not provided profits. If you bet on Wentz in his last 35 starts you would have a record of 12-23 ATS. That still did not stop the public from betting on Philly when the spread was finally released. Over 65 percent of the wagers are on the Eagles as 7.5 point favorites. But then the official announcement game down.
The #Cowboys have officially downgraded Andy Dalton (concussion) to out and we won’t travel to Philadelphia.
It’s Ben DiNucci time against the #Eagles.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 31, 2020
This caused the point spread to jump and on Sunday morning, the Eagles are now double-digit favorites over Dallas. This is the first time since 2010 that the Cowboys are underdogs of +11 or more.
Cowboys vs Eagles pick against the spread
When a team is at its lowest point, they often rally around one another. They take on an “us against the world” mentality. When a team has an ATS rate of less than 20 percent after 4 games in the season, they become profitable. Teams in that spot are 167-124-6. When the Cowboys do play well it’s in the division where they boast a 13-4 ATS in the last 17 divisional games. They have covered 4 of the last five vs. the Eagles and six of the last eight in Philadelphia. It may be hard to trust the Cowboys, but it is crazier to give over a TD with an Eagles team that is 0-5 ATS in the last five as a home favorite and 2-6 ATS in the last eight games overall. This is the time to bet on the Cowboys to payout this week.
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