Titans Vs. Cowboys – Monday Night Football Betting Odds | Predictions
The Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys will get arguably their last chance to turn their season around when they meet on Monday Night Football. Both teams are one game below .500, and they can’t afford to start the second half of the season with a 3-5 record.
The betting line at Mybookie.ag opened with the Cowboys as 4-point favorites. That changed quickly as Dallas is now a 6-point favorite. 60% of the betting public doesn’t think the Cowboys are good enough to cover a spread close to a touchdown favorite, and they are going with the Titans. The game total is at 40.5 points after it opened at 42.5. Our odds are from Mybookie.ag. Deposit today for a 100% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
Tennessee Titans Vs. Dallas Cowboys Predictions
Spread: Cowboys -6
Money line: Tennessee (+207) vs. Dallas (-232)
Game Total: 40.4
Date: Monday, November 5th, 2018
Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
What’s the latest Titans betting form to face the Cowboys?
At one point in the season, the Titans were 3-1. They felt very good about themselves after beating the Super Bowl Champions, Philadelphia Eagles. Fast forward to week nine, Tennessee has lost three straight and is two games behind the Houston Texans in the race for the AFC South top position. The Titans are coming off a bye week after their 20-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in London. Who can’t forget head coach Mike Vrabel inexplicably went for two points at the end of the game at Wembley Stadium?
With one week to rest, the Titans focused on one thing; how to fix their struggling passing offense. Tennessee has the third worst passing attack in the NFL and their 15.1 points per game average is also third worst in the league. QB Marcus Mariota ranks 31st in passing yards out of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Rookie QBs like Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen have recorded more passing yards than the fifth year veteran. Neither started the season under center.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, who leads the league in passing yards, has thrown nearly 1500-more yards than Mariota. To make it a little more challenging, the Titans will go against the best total defense in football. Dallas, believe or not has the best defense in the NFL entering week nine. They also give up just 17.6 points per game (2nd). Only Baltimore allows a fewer number.
What’s the latest Cowboys betting form to face the Titans?
Dallas doesn’t have much to brag about on the offensive side of the ball, either. The Cowboys gave up a first-round draft pick to get WR Amari Cooper out of the Raiders. The lack of a deep threat has been an issue for them; that’s why they went all in for the 24-year old wideout. Cooper was a Pro-Bowler with over 1000-receiving yards during the first two seasons of his career. He had only 22 catches for 280 yards this season at Oakland.
The Cowboys are also coming off a bye week. Their last outing was a 20-17 loss to the Redskins in Washington. Dallas’ offense recorded only 323 total yards against the Skins and turned the ball over twice in the defeat. That immediately triggered the trade for Cooper. It was clear they didn’t have a threat to open the field. Dallas has the fourth worst passing offense in the NFL; that’s one spot above the Titans. What makes the Cowboys different is they do run the ball effectively. Under running back stud Zeke Elliott, Dallas disguises a lot of their offensive struggles. He’s second in the NFL in rushing yards with 619.
Zeke averages 4.7 yards per carry this season. He has scored only three times, but that’s just the play calls’ fault. The Cowboys needs to stop messing around and give Elliott the ball early and often. When they are in the red zone, the ball shouldn’t go to any other player. Coming off an extra week to rest, Zeke Elliott should have a monster game on Monday Night Football. He’s been averaging 112.0 rushing yards per game at home this season. Dallas won four of their five games at home dating last season. In 2018, they have averaged 28.6 points per game at the AT&T Stadium. When they play on the road those numbers significantly drop to 13.5 PPG. New to NFL betting? Check out our Dallas Cowboy Betting Guide.
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Both teams are mirrors of each other during the 2018 season. Both struggle to pass the ball despite having young quarterbacks who flash their talent from time to time. What separate Dallas from Tennessee are their defense and their running game. The Cowboys have quietly one of the best defensive units in the NFL. They don’t allow many points, they can pressure the quarterback and their secondary defense is young and it is improving.
Then there is the Zeke Elliott factor. He’s one of the three best running backs in the NFL, and on a good night, he could be the best. Elliott is the best player from any of the ones who will take the field on Monday Night. The Cowboys need to put him on a position to show it. The Titans defense will focus on Elliott especially in third-down situations. Dallas has the third worst third-down offense in the NFL. Only the Chargers and the Cardinals are worst. And that’s because their play-call is too obvious. Tennessee can move the ball with their short-yardage offense to maintain long drives and stay in the game.
Two weeks ago against the Chargers in London, they had the ball over 11 minutes more than Los Angeles. They just didn’t execute in the red zone. Dallas will win this game. They are at home and have a few advantages on their side, including the defense and the running game. But the Cowboys are not as good to have them covering a 6-point spread; even if they are at home. Take the Titans +6.