Cowboys vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Week 18 Odds, Prediction

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 08, 2022

The regular-season finale in the NFC East features division champion Dallas headed to Philadelphia to face a playoff-bound Eagles team dealing with a COVID outbreak.

Dallas
12-5
AT
January 08, 2022, 8:15 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread -6.5 -120
Moneyline -290
Over / Under o +46

59%

Betting Action

41%

Pointspread +6.5 +100
Moneyline +239
Over / Under u +46

59%

Betting Action

41%

The top two teams in the NFC East will close the regular season in Philadelphia on Saturday, with a playoff spot already clinched for both the Eagles and the Cowboys.  Dallas has clinched the division despite a 25-22 loss to the Cardinals last week, while the Eagles punched their ticket to the postseason with a 20-16 win over Washington in Week 17.

The Cowboys are 7-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 43.0.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Dallas crushed the Eagles 41-21 back in Week 3, with Dak Prescott throwing for 238 yards and three touchdowns in the win.  Jalen Hurts had 326 passing yards and two TDs with two interceptions for Philadelphia.  With these teams each likely resting their stars for the playoffs, the betting action is split nearly down the middle between the Cowboys and Eagles.  The total is more definitive, with almost 80 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors taking the Over.

The Cowboys have had success against Philly as they’ve won and covered in six of their last eight games versus the Eagles.  Dallas has won four of their last five games overall and are 6-2 on the road this season.  They’re 12-4 against the spread overall, including 7-1 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Under in the Cowboys’ last five road games and eight of their last 10 overall.

The Eagles have won six of their last seven games overall, but they’ve been below average at home this year, sporting a 3-4 record in Philadelphia.  They’re 8-7-1 ATS overall and 3-3-1 ATS at home.  The total has gone Over in five of Philadelphia’s last six home games and seven of their last 10 overall.

Dallas Cowboys

Prescott put together a fourth-quarter comeback effort, but it wasn’t enough against the Cardinals last week.  The Cowboys could still finish as high as second in the NFC, but with Green Bay locking up the top seed, Dallas will still need to go through the wild-card round and will likely face Arizona again.  Prescott finished with 226 yards and three TDs last week and is a -130 favourite to win Comeback Player of the Year.

Receiver Michael Gallup suffered a season-ending ACL tear on his 21-yard TD reception against the Cardinals, which puts more pressure on an underperforming Dallas run-attack.  Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard were held to a combined 25 rushing yards last week and the Cowboys haven’t rushed for more than 150 yards since Week 5.

The defence has been strong lately, holding six of its last eight opponents to 20 points or less, with Dallas’ last five wins coming by at least seven points.  Rookie linebacker Micah Parsons will likely miss the regular-season finale after being placed on the COVID list on Wednesday.  Last year’s 12th overall pick is sixth in the NFL with 13 sacks and was vying for the rookie sack record of 14.5.  He is currently the second-favourite to win Defensive Player of the Year at +1055.

Philadelphia Eagles

There’s been no official word, but there’s a good chance the Eagles sit Hurts this week to rest the lingering ankle injury he has been dealing with.  It’s clearly not a significant issue though, as Hurts ran the ball seven times for 44 yards last week.  He also threw for 214 yards in Philadelphia’s fourth straight victory.

Hurts might not be the only Eagles player sitting out this week.  Running backs Boston Scott and Jordan Howard were two of 12 players added to the COVID list following last week’s win.  Scott carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards and two TDs last week, while Howard had 11 carries for 26 yards.  Those losses really hurt when you factor in starting running back Miles Sanders’ broken hand.  Sanders won’t play this week, but he should be back for the playoffs.

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