Minnesota Vikings Vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 10 Betting Picks And Odds
Both the Vikings and Cowboys are on the list of pretenders to win Super Bowl LIV. If they want to be considered contenders, they need to win critical games just like the one they are about to encounter on Sunday Night Football.
These two teams are mirrors of each other. Both have good quarterbacks that are often surrounded by a lot of questions. Each has a top running back and a top receiver.
Their defenses are good enough but somehow can’t put a sustained winning run together. Let’s look at this fascinating matchup between two teams with playoff hopes.
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The Cowboys opened -3 for this game. The line hasn’t moved at all during the week.
The only thing that has varied is the price to bet on either side. 54% of the betting public is taking the Vikings with the points in this game.
The Minnesota Vikings’ Recent Form To Face The Cowboys
The Vikings missed a colossal chance last week of tying the Packers at the top of the NFC North. Minnesota failed to beat a Patrick Mahomes-less Kansas City Chiefs.
The 26-23 loss left a lot of doubts about the ability of QB Kirk Cousins to win big games. Those doubts have always been there, but they just resurfaced.
Minnesota failed to establish the running game even though Kansas City has one of the worst defenses against the run in the NFL. RB Dalvin Cook recorded only 71 yards in 21 carries.
The Vikings Run Game
His 3.4 yards-per-carry average was the second-worst of the season. The Vikings will be as good as their run game. If Cook can’t get going, they have no shot.
Minnesota’s offensive line is a problem. Last week it was put on the spot as they couldn’t bear the pressure from the Chiefs. Cousins ended up 0-9 when pressured, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Minnesota is likely to be without WR Adam Thielen. He has been sidelined all week after re-aggravating his hamstring last week.
The Dallas Cowboys’ Recent Form To Face The Vikings
After three straight losses, the Cowboys settled down by going back to basics, beating the Eagles and Giants on consecutive outings.
Dallas doesn’t look like a Super Bowl contender right now, but the pieces are in place. The team still needs to take the next step and start believing they can accomplish something big.
QB Dak Prescott had a good game against the NY Giants, throwing for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He was not sacked, which talks about how the offensive line has gone back to being one of the best in the NFL.
Prescott has been sacked just ten times this season. The two offensive lines that have allowed fewer sacks on their quarterbacks are the Raiders and Steelers.
Ezekiel Elliott Is Critical For The Cowboys
The Cowboys are also riding Ezekiel Elliott lately, and that’s always a good thing. Zeke has posted over 100 rushing yards in the last three games, including 139 against the Giants last week.
As long as the Cowboys feed Zeke early and often, Dallas will have a chance to beat any team. He remains a critical part of this whole puzzle.
Keep an eye on WR Amari Cooper, who hasn’t practiced during the week as he deals with a knee injury. Cooper is expected to play.
Minnesota Vikings At Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 10 Prediction
Both defenses rank in similar positions in total, passing, and rushing yards. The one difference between one and the other is their offensive line play.
The Cowboys have a better o-line that will give time to Dak inside the pocket and allow Zeke to establish the run. I can’t say the same about the Vikings offensive line who struggles from time to time.
There’s also the home field factor. The Cowboys average 30.6 points per game when playing at home while the Vikings struggle outside Minneapolis. The Vikings average 23.0 PPG on the road.
I don’t trust Kirk Cousins in primetime. I’m going to lay down the points — bet Cowboys -3.
Vikings Vs. Cowboys Game Information
- Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
- Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- TV: NBC
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