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Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Prediction & Betting Tips 12/30/2023

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Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions 12/30/2023:
  • Take the Cowboys on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Lions (+6)
  • Our NFL model projects 49 points, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Preview

Taking the field at 8:15 on Saturday, December 30th is the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. This game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington TX. Carrying the game on television is ABC.

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Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In their only head to head matchup last season, the Cowboys won by a score of 24-6. With their combined 30 points, the Lions and Cowboys stayed below the over/under line of 49. The Cowboys covered the spread in this matchup. In last year’s win, the Cowboys finished with 330 of total offense, with 139 coming in the running game and 191 through the air. On the other side, the Lions ended the game with 312 of offense.

The Cowboys have been dominant over the Lions, going 5-0 in their last five head to head games. Looking back over the previous three times that the Lions and Cowboys have faced off, they have combined to average 47 points per game and have an over/under record of 2-1.

Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Prediction

During this season, the Lions have an overall record of 11-4, which has them 1st in the NFC-North. Their performance includes 1-1 as underdogs and 10-3 when they are favored. The Lions have put together an above .500 record versus the spread this season, currently at 10-5. Their average scoring margin for this season is +3.8. Against the over/under, the Lions have a record of 10-5. In their games, the average over/under betting line has been 46.6 points, and the games have averaged 51.1 points per contest.

In terms of offense, the Lions are at 27.5 points per game, ranking them 5th in the NFL. The Lions’ defense has, on average, allowed 325.5 yards and 23.7 points per contest (22nd). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 62.3% completion rate and yielded 24 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 4th in the NFL.

As they prepare to face the Lions, the Cowboys hold a 10-5 record. Within the NFC-East, they currently sit in 2nd place and are 5th place in the NFC. The Cowboys currently hold a 9-6 record against the spread. Currently, their average scoring margin is +11. So far this season, Dallas games are 5th in total points. Their over/under record is 8-7 and the average over/under line for their games is 45.5 points.

On offense, the Cowboys are averaging 30.1 points per game, putting them 2nd in the NFL. With a matchup against the Lions’ offense, the Cowboys defense has allowed an average of 19.1 points per game so far. They currently are 15th in quarterback hits and are allowing 299.7 yards per contest.

With a 6-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Cowboys to secure a 26-23 victory. Our analytics have assigned Dallas a 59% chance of defeating the Lions.

Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions Betting Tips

  • Take the Cowboys on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Lions (+6)
  • Our NFL model projects 49 points, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

  • Billy Price – Undisclosed (Questionable)
  • Leighton Vander Esch – Neck (Out)
  • Tyron Smith – Back (Questionable)
  • Johnathan Hankins – Ankle/knee (Questionable)
  • C.J. Goodwin – Pectoral (Out)
  • Sean McKeon – Ankle (Out)
  • Josh Ball – Hip (Out)
  • Trevon Diggs – Knee (Out)
  • Matt Waletzko – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • DeMarvion Overshown – Knee (Out)
  • Malik Hooker – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Rico Dowdle – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Hunter Luepke – Thigh (Questionable)
  • John Stephens Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • David Durden – Knee (Out)
  • Viliami Fehoko Jr. – Knee (Questionable)

Detroit Lions Injury Report

  • Scott Daly – Knee (Out)
  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Back (Out)
  • Derrick Barnes – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Questionable)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Questionable)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim – Hip (Out)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Alim McNeill – Knee (Out)
  • Brock Wright – Hip (Questionable)
  • Jerry Jacobs – Hamstring (Probable)
  • Zonovan Knight – Shoulder (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Taylor Decker – Groin (Questionable)
  • Frank Ragnow – Knee/back/toe (Probable)
  • Penei Sewell – Shoulder (Probable)

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