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Cowboys vs. Falcons Betting Line

Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
When: 8:30pm EST. Sunday, November 4, 2012
Where: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia

The Dallas Cowboys 3-4 (3-4 ATS) are in terrible shape heading into week 9 of the season. Things aren’t going to get any easier in their road match-up this week, as they travel to the Georgia Dome to play the undefeated Atlanta Falcons 7-0 (5-2 ATS).

Dallas is 0-3 ATS at home this season, but they’ve posted a 3-1 ATS mark on the road. Atlanta is only 1-2 ATS at home and they’ve played better on the road this year as well, which is rare for teams that play in a dome normally.

Dallas vs. Atlanta Betting Lines: Week 9, Nov. 4, 2012

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+3.5 (-110)
-3.5 (-110)
+3.5 (-110)
-3.5 (-110)
o47.5 (-110) / u47.5 (-110)
o47.5 (-110) / u47.5 (-110)

The point spread opened at -3 Falcons and is now up to -3.5 pts for the home team. With the hook I definitely like the Cowboys against the spread. In fact, I almost bet on Dallas straight up on the money line, but I passed on that idea.

Will the Cowboys Win ATS in Week 9?

Dallas is their own worst enemy this season. Whether the Cowboys are turning the football over, getting untimely penalties, or just making bonehead mistakes, you can bet Dallas will do anything they can to make winning as difficult as possible each week.

Last week the Cowboys were blown out by the Giants early on, but they made a comeback to take the lead. However, the Giants scored another TD and sealed the deal to win the game against the Cowboys on the road (29-24).

In that game the Cowboys had 6 TO’s including 4 INT’s by Tony Romo. In order to have a chance against the Falcons, Dallas will need to win the turnover battle and not take silly penalties.

Dallas has the #3 ranked passing offense (297.3 PYPG), but their rushing attack only ranks #28 (86 RYPG). Since they’ve had TO problems all season, the Cowboys only average 19.6 PPG (23rd) offensively, which isn’t going to cut it against the Falcons.

Atlanta has been great all season, but they’ve had two close calls at home already. They barely beat the Panthers (30-28) back in week 4, and then in week 6 they needed a late comeback to beat the Raiders at home (23-20). So, we know they can be beat.

Both teams struggle at running the football and stopping the run. The Cowboys rank 13th stopping the run (104.7 RYPG), but they have one of the best passing defenses (187.7 PYPG – 3rd), which is going to be key in this game against Matt Ryan.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons Predictions

Bet the Cowboys +3.5 (-110) at BetOnline

Dallas has won the L2 H2H meetings between these two teams, and I think that’ll give them the confidence to win Sunday night in the Georgia Dome. Romo needs to have a good game, and the Cowboys need to shut down Ryan, White and Jones.

The Falcons aren’t going to remain undefeated all season, and this is the type of game they could lose. With that said, I wouldn’t advise risking more than 1 unit on the Cowboys because you never know what Dallas team is going to show up.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

Scott is one of the original degenerates working for MobileSportsBetting.com. Although he's most successful betting on NFL football and international soccer, he's also active in UFC and NHL hockey betting.

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