Cowboys vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 24, 2020

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Russell Wilson’s posted a 82.5 completion rate, 140 passer rating, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions through his first two outings.

Dallas
6-10
AT
September 27, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
12-4
Pointspread +5.5 -110
Moneyline +192
Over / Under o +56.5

52%

Betting Action

48%

Pointspread -5.5 -110
Moneyline -231
Over / Under u +56.5

52%

Betting Action

48%

Week 2’s dramatic winners are going head-to-head in what shapes up as a “first to 40” kind of game between the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. It’s early but both Dak Prescott and Russel Wilson are having MVP-caliber seasons as they look to gain some ground in a wide open NFC Conference.

It’s a shame CenturyLink Field will be without fans for this one, because it’ll be a dandy.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

When you look at how these teams square up, offence gets a sizable advantage. Although recent history indicates defence prevails when Dallas and Seattle meet. The under has hit eight of their last 11 clashes, with the Cowboys averaging 21 points a game and Seattle 19.

But we’re dealing with two of the top five teams in yards per play and two defences ranking in the bottom-half in yards per play allowed, so expect those fireworks out West Sunday.

The Seahawks have a nice streak at home, winning 10 of their last 14. All this has led to oddsmakers listing Seattle as -5 favourites, and easily the week’s highest over-under at 56.

Dallas Cowboys

In the unlikeliest of fashions, the Cowboys won a game. It took a handful of errors from the Atlanta Falcons, but Prescott and his offence deserve kudos. The Cowboys’ pivot tossed for 450 yards, and Dallas ranks second behind Green Bay in total offence.

It’s an excellent matchup for the Cowboys’ pass attack too, as Seattle is giving up a league-worst 415.5 passing yards a game. Ezekiel Elliott’s only averaging 4.2 yards per carry for Dallas too, so if he starts rolling an upset will definitely be brewing.

Although the Falcons torched Dallas for 39 points in Week 2, Dallas’ defence — which features a bunch of new faces — only gave up 10 points in the second half. Star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and cornerback Trevon Diggs have yet to practise this week though.

Seattle Seahawks

Russel Wilson and the word “MVP” seems to be everywhere in sight, and for good reason. Wilson’s posted a 82.5 completion rate, 140 passer rating, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions through his first two outings and is at the forefront of a dynamic offence.

His favourite target so far has been D.K Metcalf, and the sophomore receiver is coming through with eight grabs for 187 yards and two scores. Metcalf got the ultimate respect last week, getting shadowed by reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore all night.

Seattle’s main concern is their pass defence. It’s tough to find a pass defence statistic where the Hawks don’t rank in the bottom five, even with safety Jamal Adams flying around the field. Regardless, Russ is cooking on offence and Seattle looks scary so far.

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