Where will the Dallas Cowboys stand once the 2019 NFL season is over? That’s the question Cowboys fans have asked themselves all offseason and will likely continue to do so until next January. At least we know approximately where oddsmakers have them at. Every year, sportsbooks around the world set win totals for the each NFL team.
The way this type of bet works is fairly simple. A total is set and the bettor chooses to bet either the over or the under. As the name of the bets imply, betting the over would be betting on the team getting more wins that the total and viceversa.
In the case of the Dallas Cowboys, said total is currently at nine wins. It may sound low, but the total itself is not surprising to me. Last year the Cowboys had 10 wins and you can make an argument for them having a .500 season this year.
What surprises me are the odds. The under is the favorite bet.
The difference isn’t too much with the over being at +100 and the under at -120, but it’s still surprising. That means that you get a better payout for betting the Cowboys will win more than nine games.
Note: Reading odds can sometimes be confusing for non-bettors. But it’s actually easy. If the odds are at +150 that means that for every $100 you bet, you’ll profit $150. If it’s at -120, you have to bet $120 in order to win $100. The more positive the odds, the less likely it is to occur.
The Cowboys’ main rival within the division are the Philadelphia Eagles. With them being Las Vegas’ favorites to win the NFC East title, their win total is set at 9.5 with odds being -175 for the over and +155 for the under, according to this OddsShark article.
Both teams will have one hell of a battle for the division title, and they’re both at similar positions. They’re among the most talented teams in the NFL and had strong offseasons. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the two squads playing come the postseason.
When it comes to the Cowboys’ win total for 2019, I’d definitely take the over. Repeating last year’s 10 wins shouldn’t be hard for such a talented team with a great defense and an offense that was held back last year by Scott Linehan.