Taking the field at 4:25 on Sunday, September 24th is the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. This game will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ. Carrying the game on television is FOX.
The Cowboys are favored by 12 points on the road in this NFC contest. Can they secure a road victory and cover the spread?
Cardinals vs. Cowboys Betting Analysis
Taking on the Cardinals, the Cowboys will look to improve on their record of 2-0. This mark has them in 1st in the NFC-East and 1st in the NFC. At present, the Cowboys have a 2-0 record against the spread. All of their games this season have seen them as the favored team.
In the Cowboys’ win over the Jets, the Cowboys did a good job moving the ball against the Jets defense, finishing with 26 first-downs and racking up 382 yards of offense. Defensively, the Cowboys allowed a total of 215 yards of offense to the Jets. Going into the game, Dallas was favored by 8.5 and went on to cover the spread. Dak Prescott threw for 255 yards while completing 81% of his passes and throwing for 255. Prescott threw for two touchdowns.
Having played two games, the Cardinals have a record of 0-2. This puts them at 4th in the NFC-West and 15th in the NFC. Against the spread, the Cardinals have a record of 2-0. Their average scoring margin for the season is currently -3.5.
Defensively, the Cardinals gave up 439 yards of total offense to the Giants in a 31-28 loss. The Giants ran the ball for 127 yards while throwing for 312. On offense, the Cardinals went 4/10 on 3rd down and finished with 379 yards of total offense. Even though Arizona lost the game straight-up, they did cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw for one touchdown and ran for 1 score. Dobbs completed 67% of his passes for 228 yards.
Last season, the Cowboys and Cardinals did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Cardinals have the leg up at 2-1. The Cardinals also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 46 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.
Cardinals vs. Cowboys Odds Analysis
On the moneyline, the Cardinals’ payout has shifted from +385 to where it currently stands at +492. The Cowboys’ moneyline payout remains where it opened at -674.
The opening over/under line for this game, as per the oddsmakers, was 42.5. However, it has been adjusted up to its current line of 43.5, with the over paying out at -110 and the under at -110.
Be sure to watch the point spreads closely for this matchup, as there has been early movement. Arizona opened as the favored team with a spread of (9.5). However, Dallas is now the betting favorite with a spread of (12).
How to Bet Cardinals vs. Cowboys in Arizona
I’m leaning towards Arizona to cover as 12-point underdogs in this matchup. Arizona demonstrated a strong rushing game in their recent game against New York and is expected to continue in the same vein. I’ll be placing my bet on Arizona before the game kicks off.
My choice for this game is the under as the over/under line is set higher than the lines in all of Arizona’s previous games this season. We see this line as too generous for these teams, and we anticipate the game will remain under 43.5.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +12
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 43.5