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#DALvsPIT: Betting Preview, Trends, And Prediction

The Line

Dallas Cowboys +14. O/U 42.5 points.

Dallas Cowboys

The inept 2020 season moves along, as the Cowboys get ready to take on the unbeaten Steelers this Sunday. Dallas doesn’t yet know who will be their starting quarterback, but no matter who it is it will be their third different guy in three weeks. And, of course, their fourth of the season as a whole.

Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush are equally bad options when facing a juggernaut like the Steelers, driving this heavy 14 point spread.

This is only the second time ever that the Cowboys are double digit home underdogs, and the first time since 1989 against the 49ers.

Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 was a similar sort of year for the Steelers as 2020 has been for the Cowboys. They lost their starting quarterback for the year early in the season, and were ravaged by injuries on their offense as a whole.

Yet the Steelers were able to keep their season afloat, relying on a dynamic defense after trading for defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. They finished 8-8, nearly making the playoffs with Duck Hodges and Mason Rudolph.

Now they are at full strength on offense and they have been putting the league on notice. At 7-0 they are the only remaining unbeaten team, and have an incredibly dangerous group of receivers that could end the Cowboys’ day early.

Trends (via Covers)

  • The Cowboys 0-8 against the spread this season, and 2-6 straight up.
  • The Steelers are 5-0 against the spread their last 5 games.
  • The Cowboys are 4-0 against the spread their last 4 games as a home underdog.
  • The over is 5-1 the last 6 Cowboys home games.

Prediction

It’s a whole lot of points, but give me Steelers -14 here. This game probably shouldn’t be close at all considering the Cowboys quarterback situation, and their only hope is Pittsburgh taking them lightly after two big wins to keep this thing close.

If anything, put the Steelers in a teaser at -7.5.

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Kevin Brady

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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  1. Can we put to rest that the Boys gave big weapons on offense?
    The receivers dropped NINE passes last week. Elliott is done and now has a “hamstring ” …otherwise known as a “quit”.
    Dak was the guts, the soul and the talent.
    Gilbert will start this week and he is not a bad QB but he is stuck with the most gutless group of ‘ superstars’ on offense

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