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#DALvsCLE: Betting Preview, Trends, And Prediction

The Line

Dallas -4.5. O/U 56 points. 

Dallas Cowboys

It’s been a wild start to the Cowboys’ . Despite massive hype around their talent the Cowboys are 1-2, with both losses coming to two of the top contenders. You could argue the Cowboys are an onside kick away from 0-3, but they’re also a bad call or bounce away from 2-1.

So who knows.

Dallas’ is one of the league’s best, and it doesn’t even feel like they’ve reached their apex just yet. Upfront they’ll have a tough matchup with Cleveland’s , but if they can block up and give Prescott time, the Cowboys can shred the Browns backend.

How will they stop the Browns? Well that’s a much different question.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns are off to an uncharacteristically positive start to the season, but there still feels like something is off with this team.

Cleveland has a super talented roster, led by arguably the best tandem in and Nick Chubb, as well as two awesome wide outs in Odell Beckham and . They still have a big question mark at , however, as Baker Mayfield looks uncomfortable in the pocket on most snaps.

Defensively we know how good their pass rush can be, especially with the dynamic Myles Garrett rushing off the .

Cleveland is currently 25th in offensive DVOA, but 8th in defensive DVOA, signaling that the eye test matches the numbers with this Browns team.

Trends

  • The Cowboys are 0-3 against the spread this season, and each game has been decided by 7 or less points.
  • The score total has gone over in 10 of the Cowboys’ last 14 home games as a favorite.
  • The Browns are 1-5 against the spread their last 6 games.
  • The under is 4-0 in the Browns last 4 games as an underdog.

Prediction

Once again we may be in for a shootout. The Cowboys can’t stop anything defensively right now, but luckily Baker Mayfield isn’t nearly the quality of quarterback that they saw last week in Seattle.

I’ll take the Browns +4.5 in this one, as I expect a close game that comes down to a field goal.

What do you think?

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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