49ers vs. Cowboys Wildcard Pick

by | Jan 12, 2022 | nfl

San Francisco 49ers (10-7 SU, 9-8 ATS) vs. Dallas Cowboys (12-5 SU, 13-4 ATS)

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Date/Time: Sunday January 16th, 2022. 4:30PM (EST)

Where: AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX

TV: CBS

Betting Odds:

Point Spread:SF +3/DAL -3 (Find the best sportsbook bonus >>> Grab 100% up to $1000!)

Total: 51

The San Francisco 49ers earned a ticket to the postseason in dramatic fashion last Sunday with a 27-24 victory over the Rams in overtime. Despite trailing 17-0, the 49ers fought their way back into the game with the help of huge performances from receivers Deebo Samuel, Jauan Jennings, and Brandon Aiyuk, who combined for 296 yards with two touchdowns. When the dust settled, the 49ers (10-7 SU) became the 3rd team from the NFC West to earn a spot in the playoffs which was only the 2nd time an NFC Division has produced three playoff teams since 2007. As a result, the 49ers have earned a ticket to battle the No.3 seed in the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in what promises to be an exciting match-up.

The Dallas Cowboys earned the No.3 seed with the help of some losses around the league combined with their 51-26 stomping of Philadelphia. To be fair, the Eagles rested many of their starters, whereas Dallas played the majority of their star players, including QB Dak Prescott who set a career-high with five passing touchdowns. While Dallas looked great in the meaningless victory, bettors should not forget that the Cowboys have not been strangers to blowout victories this season. In fact, the Cowboys have scored 40 points or more on five different occasions. The problem has been the consistency from the Dallas offense that has been hot to cold from week to week. The Cowboys consistency will be tested significantly on Sunday against DE Nick Bosa, and a dangerous 49ers pass rush.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends

  • The 49ers are 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in the last five games
  • The 49ers have hit the “under” in four of the last five games
  • The 49ers are 7-3 SU in the last ten games on the road
  • The 49ers are 1-5 SU and 1-4-1 ATS in the last six games against the Cowboys
  • The Cowboys own the best betting record in the NFL this season at 13-4 ATS
  • The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in the last six games
  • The Cowboys have hit the “over” in eight of the last eleven games at home
  • The Cowboys have hit the “over” in eight of the last ten games against the 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Analysis

Personally, I find this week’s match-up between the 49ers and Cowboys among the most entertaining of the weekend. The 49ers have a reliable running offense with RB Elijah Mitchell fully healthy and have numerous skill position talent in the passing game with Samuel, Aiyuk, and TE George Kittle. Meanwhile, the Dallas defense has a bend but doesn’t break philosophy. The Cowboys often give up large quantities of yards but find a way to compensate in the form of turnovers. QB Jimmy Garrapolo has been turnover-prone in recent weeks, including last week’s two-interception performance against the Rams. Obviously, the turnover battle is difficult to predict, but it will be extremely important in deciding Sunday’s outcome.

On the other side of the football, bettors can only guess which Dallas offense will take the field at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Ironically, Dallas has played their best football on the road this season though that is not an angle I would be willing to hang my hat on. From a match-up perspective, this game likely falls on the shoulders of QB Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ ability to protect. For all of the attention the Cowboys get with the focus on the running game, Prescott remains the catalyst for the offense’s success. While Dallas has all the talent in the world in the passing game between receivers CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Cedric Wilson, and TE Dalton Schultz, the 49ers also house one of the better pass defenses in the league allowing just 207 yards per game. Even with giving the 49ers pass defense their credit, I still think Dallas will have ample opportunities as long as they can get some protection for Prescott. Either way, it will be an interesting battle on both sides of the football.

Jay’s Pick: I’m expecting some fireworks in this game that could easily test the total that is listed at 51. However, I believe the Cowboys are the better team with more paths to victory and should be the side for smart money. Take Dallas -3. Question: If you went to the store to buy something and there were two different brands on the shelf, one for $110 and the other for $105 and they were the EXACT same quality, which would you choose? THE CHEAPER ONE! OF COURSE! So why the hell are you still laying -110 odds when you could be laying -105 at BetAnySports? Be smart and choose the cheaper price TODAY! There’s a 90% chance they’re a better sportsbook than where you’re betting as well!

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Ben Burns had some HUGE WINS from within the NFC West this season. Perhaps the biggest was his MNF TOTAL OF THE YEAR WINNER between the 49'ers and Rams on 11/15. Those NFC West rivals meet on an even bigger stage this weekend and Burns is GOING ALL IN. Don't wait!