Week nine ended in the NFL and it was not quite as exciting as maybe it should be. There were only a couple games that provided entertainment, while most of them were one sided and obvious. Here are a couple games to watch next week in the NFL if you like NFL betting.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Line: Pick’em and the Total is 44 1/2
It is a must win for both teams in the NFL East as the number two Eagles face off against the third place Cowboys. It is a very close matchup as The Cowboys have been playing well, while the Eagles under Michael Vick have been struggling.
Many of the best sports betting sites say that the Cowboys have a slight advantage over the eagles as Tony Romo has been playing very well as of late. The Cowboys are averaging 297 yard per game in the air thanks to receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Solid play calling has been beneficial to the Cowboys, except for their running game. On the ground, Last year’s super star rusher DeMarco Murray has only ran for 330 yards so far this season. In total the Cowboys only average 86 rushing yards per game.
The Eagles have the opposite problem, QB Michael Vick has been benched because of his horrible play while running back LeSean McCoy has had an ok season thus far with 504 yards, the Eagles as throwing game is where they are struggling. Only averaging 245 yards per game, DeSean Jackson has not been the same receiver we have seen in past years only tallying 524 yards for one touchdown.
This should be the Cowboys time to shine. The Eagles have not been clicking as a team, and the confident Cowboys are coming off two tough losses in a row against the Giants and the Falcons. They will be out for blood, so expect many betting sites to give the Cowboys the better odds at a win.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints
Line: Falcons -2 1/2 and the Total is 53 1/2
This will be win number 9 if the Falcons want to continue their drive for a perfect season. Matt Ryan and company have proven that they are the team to beat not only in the NFC South, but in the whole NFL. The only team still without a loss will have a big challenge come this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
New Orleans currently sits in third place in the NFC South with a less than stellar 2-5 record. The Saints have proven that they are nothing without Sean Peyton as the play caller. Drew Brees, while still a great quarterback, has not been able to fill that role on the Saints’ bench. Dispite the lame record, the Saints and Falcons actually have very similar stats. Brees has managed to pass for an average 316 yards per game with Marques Colston and Lance Moore leading the way. Where the Saints have been struggling is on the ground. Pierre Thomas has emerged as the main runner for the Saints and he has not been doing a great job, only accumulating 257 yards for one touchdown this season. As a team, the Saints only average 72 rushing yards a game, and that may make the difference come Sunday.
The Saints have been unstoppable this season. Although they have had a couple close calls, they have remained supreme thanks to quarterback Matt Ryan. The Falcons average 376 yards per game, with 278 of those yards coming in the air. Like the Saints, the Falcons also struggle on the ground only averaging 98 rushing yards per game. However, keep in mind that the majority of those yards are split between Roddy White and Julio Jones, both of which have had amazing seasons with White tallying 709 yards for four touchdowns, while Jones has 628 yards for five touchdowns.
This game will be a close one, but many online sportsbooks are giving favor to the Falcons.
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