NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, October 14, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
When: Sunday, October 13th at 4:25 PM ET
Spread: Jacksonville Jaguars -3
Quick Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars -3 for 3 units
The Jacksonville Jaguars enter this game with a record of 3-2 after starting the season 2-0 the Jaguars have dropped two of their last three including last week’s loss on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 14-30.
The Dallas Cowboys enter this game with a record of 2-3 and have lost two of their last three games including an overtime loss on the road last week to the Houston Texans by a score of 16-19.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys are 2-3 overall and 2-3 ATS. The Cowboys have looked good on defense this season, but without a good receiving core, they have had to rely more on Ezekiel Elliott and that has hindered their offense. Dallas is 2-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS after a loss, 1-1 ATS at home and 1-2 ATS as an underdog.
Dak Prescott leads the team in passing with 961 yards for 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott leads the team in rushing with 480 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cole Beasley leads the team in receiving with 17 receptions for 193 yards and no touchdowns.
Dallas is averaging 16.6 points per game which ranks 30th in the NFL. They are averaging 135.8 rushing yards per game which ranks 5th in the NFL. They are averaging 172 passing yards per game which ranks 30th in the NFL.
The Cowboys are allowing 19.2 points per game which ranks 5th in the NFL. They are allowing 95.8 rushing yards per game which ranks 11th in the NFL. They are allowing 241.6 passing yards per game which ranks 12th in the NFL.
The Jaguars are 3-2 overall and 3-2 ATS. The Jaguars remain one of the best defensive teams in the NFL, but because of Blake Bortle's inconsistency, they have had an up and down season. Jacksonville is 3-2 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS after a loss, 1-1 ATS on the road and 2-1 ATS as a favorite.
Blake Bortles leads the team in passing with 1,525 yards for 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. T.J. Yeldon leads the team in rushing with 258 yards and 1 touchdown. Dede Westbrook leads the team in receiving with 24 receptions for 349 yards and a touchdown.
Jacksonville is averaging 20.4 points per game which ranks 25th in the NFL. They are averaging 111 rushing yards per game which ranks 15th in the NFL. They are averaging 293.6 passing yards per game which ranks 12 in the NFL.
The Jaguars are allowing 17.2 points per game which ranks 4th in the NFL. They are allowing 101.2 rushing yards per game which ranks 14th in the NFL. They are allowing 191 passing yards per game which ranks 1st in the NFL.
Jacksonville gets the win and cover on the road
Both teams have above average defenses in the three major categories of points, rushing yards and passing yards allowed, but the Jaguars have the better offense. The Jaguars have struggled in their last three games as have the Cowboys, but I look for the Jaguars to look better on the road against the Cowboys as they are 2-1 ATs as a favorite and they have the better coaching staff over the Cowboys. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.