Monday Night Football Predictions: Eagles vs Cowboys Pick
The Monday Night Football game for Week 3 is a good one as the NFC East takes center stage. The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will provide plenty of offensive firepower and multiple stories to track. All prime-time games usually have plenty to watch for and this one will be no different.
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Hurts So Good
Jalen Hurts is an exciting young quarterback leading the Eagles, but he has had two very different games. During the first game, he looked very efficient, but against the 49ers he struggled to move the ball and put points on the board. Remove one play last week and he had only 99 passing yards. This gets more concerning when you see that the Eagles have failed to cover six of the last seven road games that they have played in.
Counting on the Cowboys
You never know what you are going to get with the Cowboys, but they pulled a very impressive road win against the Chargers. Dak Prescott is back but has been inconsistent at times as the offense adjusts. Prescott is just 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in his last seven starts, but five of those games went over the total. With a weakened Cowboys secondary this game has the potential to be high scoring.
Eagles vs Cowboys Pick
The Cowboys are America’s team because they are very popular. This is true at the betting window as well as over 69% of the handle and 63% of the bets are on the Cowboys. The negative trends surrounding the Eagles are based off the bad teams they have fielded in the past. They are a vastly improved team this season.
The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS as a home favorite and are a dangerous bet at over a field goal. To make matters worse the Cowboys are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 Monday Night Football games. Hurts will rebound for the Eagles and rookie Davonte Smith will make a big splash on a big stage in his MNF debut.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in the last eight games after a loss in which they failed to cover the spread. Betting the Eagles is the way to go and don’t be surprised if they win this game straight outright with a big Monday Night upset.
A recap of the picks for this week can be found here