NFL: Buffalo Bills favoured against rolling Dallas Cowboys, betting details & preview

NFL: Buffalo Bills favoured against rolling Dallas Cowboys, betting details & preview

The Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys are two teams that were expected to make the playoffs without much trouble this year. The Cowboys are on a roll and have one of the best records in the NFC. The Bills on the other hand are trying to keep themselves in the playoff hunt and are currently sitting outside the playoff picture. This game will have huge playoff implications as the Cowboys try to claim the number one seed in the NFC and the Bills try to sneak into the playoffs.

Quick Take

  • The Buffalo Bills are the betting favourites
  • The Cowboys are scorching hot
  • The over/under total is 50.5 points

Game Details

The scorching hot Dallas Cowboys will head to Buffalo for a week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills on December 17. The Cowboys are on a five game winning streak, scoring 201 points to their opponents’ 85 points during that stretch. Despite their dominance, the Bills are the betting favourites on NFL betting sites. They have -135 odds on BetMGM. The Cowboys are the underdogs heading into this one. They have +115 odds to pick up their sixth straight win. The Bills have a 7-6 record, the Cowboys are 10-3.

The spread for this game is 2.5 points. Bills are -2.5, Cowboys +2.5. The over/under total for this game is 50.5 points. The Bills and Cowboys are two of the highest scoring teams in the league, both are in the top five. The Cowboys are the highest scoring team in the league right now with 32.4 points per game and are averaging 40.2 points over their last five games. The Bills are the fifth highest scoring team at 26.8 points and are averaging 25.2 points over their last five.

The Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills narrowly defeated the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs 20-17 in week 14 to keep their playoff hopes alive. On the other hand, the Bills are 3-4 in their last seven games. Their other two wins were against the 5-8 New York Jets and 6-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bills have only defeated two teams so far this season that currently has a winning record, the Chiefs last week and Miami Dolphins in week four.

On paper, this should be a tough game for the Bills because pretty much every game the Bills play in has been close since their week four win over the Dolphins and the Cowboys are rolling. This is a tough matchup for the Bills even though they are the betting favourites. The Bills are tied for eighth most giveaways this season with 21. The Cowboys are tied for the seventh most takeaways, and are tied for fewest giveaways with only 11 on the season. Considering the Cowboys are averaging 40.2 points over their last five, the Bills will need quarterback Josh Allen to be at his best for them to have a chance in this game. Allen is currently leading the league with 14 interceptions. It is tough to imagine how the Bills will win this game if Allen struggles against this Cowboys defence which is fourth in the league with 17.9 ppg allowed. 

The Dallas Cowboys

There are a lot of reasons to back the scorching hot Dallas Cowboys in this game. At +115 the Cowboys are worth considering here. The Cowboys currently have the MVP betting favourite in quarterback Dak Prescott and the favourite for Defensive Player of the Year, Micah Parsons. They have destroyed their opponents over the last five weeks, winning those games by a margin of 116 points. Last week, they defeated a Philadelphia Eagles team that had recently beat the Bills, Chiefs, and Dolphins. If the Cowboys continue to play the way they have over these past couple of months, the Bills will not have a great shot in this game.

The Cowboys have a ton of playmakers and can beat teams in a variety of ways. One of the biggest concerns if you are considering betting on the Cowboys is whether or not Prescott can continue playing this well. The Bills have one of the best defences in the league. They are allowing 18.8 ppg, sixth in the NFL. The Cowboys struggled against the San Francisco 49ers defence which is number one in the league. They lost that game 42-10, but that was in week five. Right now the Cowboys are rolling and do not look like the same team. This game will probably come down to which quarterback has a better game and whether or not the Cowboys can force this Bills offence to turn the football over.