Cardinals vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 01, 2022

Zach Ertz, Cardinals, 2021

The Cardinals are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with the Cowboys.

Arizona
11-6
AT
January 02, 2022, 4:25 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
12-5
Pointspread +6 -115
Moneyline +212
Over / Under o +52.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

Pointspread -6 -105
Moneyline -266
Over / Under u +52.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

The Dallas Cowboys look to stay in the hunt for the top seed in the NFC by posting a fifth straight win when they host the slumping Arizona Cardinals in NFL Week 17 action. The Cowboys are coming of a crushing 56-14 rout of the Washington Football Team, and have now claimed victory by double-digit margins in three of their four recent victories. The Cardinals have been toppled from the top of the NFC West standings during a losing streak that was extended to three games with last weekend’s 22-16 loss to Indianapolis. However, Arizona has been a force on the road this season, racking up a 7-1 record, including four outright wins as betting underdogs.

With the Cowboys enjoying support from a narrow 52% majority of sports bettors, they have improved slightly to 6-point favourites since opening as 5.5-point chalk. The point total has fluctuated on a daily basis since opening at 50.5, and currently sits at an even 51.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at AT&T Stadium marks the second meeting between these two teams in as many seasons. The Cardinals romped to a 38-10 victory as 1-point underdogs when they visited Dallas last season, and have now won and covered in five of their past six head-to-head matchups. Road teams have fared well, earning the win in each of the past three clashes between these teams. Low scoring has also been commonplace, with total points topping 45 just once in their past four dates, sparking a 3-0-1 run for the UNDER in totals betting.

Both these teams emerged as darlings at the sportsbooks early on this season. The Cowboys have continued to produce steady results, covering in 12 of their 15 games to date, but have gone 2-2 straight up and against the spread in their past four at home while favoured by at least five points. The Cardinals covered in six of their first eight outings, but have now failed to pay out in four of their past six.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals sported one of the NFL’s most prolific offences early this season, but have been hard hit by injuries. Arizona sorely misses receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who remains sidelined indefinitely by a knee injury. The return of James Conner could provide a spark. But while the Cards rusher is listed as questionable, he did not participate in Wednesday practice due to a heel injury. Not surprisingly, quarterback Kyler Murray has also struggled, completing just four scoring passes over his past five outings after tossing for 17 touchdowns in his first seven appearances this season.

Dallas Cowboys

After tossing for just five scores against five picks over his previous five outings, Dak Prescott returned to form last weekend, throwing for 330 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys’ most dominating win of the season. Overall, Prescott has completed 20 total scoring passes through seven home games. The Cowboys pivot enjoys the benefit of a healthy and productive receiving corps. CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Dalton Schultz have taken turns as the team’s top receiver over the past three weeks, and are poised to exploit a Cardinals pass defence that has surrendered 10total scoring catches over their past four contests.

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