Steelers vs. Cowboys Point Spread: NFL Week 9 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 04, 2020

TJ Watt, Steelers. 2020

Pittsburgh’s top ranked defence and their array of skilled receivers have put the NFL on notice and helped them become the last undefeated team in the league.

Pittsburgh
12-4
AT
November 08, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
AT&T Stadium
Dallas
6-10
Pointspread -14.5 -110
Moneyline -877
Over / Under o +44

89%

Betting Action

11%

Pointspread +14.5 -110
Moneyline +666
Over / Under u +44

89%

Betting Action

11%

The Dallas Cowboys started the season with high aspirations, but siting at 2-6 on the year and with their superstar quarterback, Dak Prescott out for the season, they’ll have their hands full with Pittsburgh’s dominating defence.  The Steelers come into this game as 14-point favourites on the NFL odds, with a total of 41.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The combination of Pittsburgh’s staunch defence coupled with multiple top receivers has helped the Steelers go 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall.  Something to keep in mind is despite the win against Baltimore last week, Pittsburgh only managed 221 total yards and the under is 6-0 in the Steelers last six games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in the previous game.

With Ezekiel Elliott playing nowhere near his potential and Dallas stuck choosing their fourth different starting QB this season, the Cowboys have managed to go 0-8 ATS this year.  Dallas did, however, take the last meetings between these teams 35-30 in Week 10 of the 2016 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers perfect 7-0 record is a testament to their complete game.  Ben Roethlisberger has avoided the injury-bug so far and has thrown for 1,628 yards and 15 TDs on the season, including two TDs in last weeks 28-24 win in Baltimore.  Canadian rookie receiver Chase Claypool has been taking the NFL by storm this season.  Claypool leads the Steelers with 375 receiving yards and five TDs, averaging a monstrous 16.3 yards per reception.

Pittsburgh’s defence has been the X-factor for their season.  After sacking Lamar Jackson four times last week, the Steelers now have an NFL-best 30 sacks on the year.  The Steelers also lead the league by holding opposing QBs to 213 yards per game and their rush defence is only giving up 96.9 yards per game (5th in the league).

Dallas Cowboys

Nothing has gone right in Mike McCarthy’s first year as Cowboys head coach.  QB Dak Prescott is done for the year and running back Ezekiel Elliott can’t seem to find his game.  Dallas will start it’s fourth different QB on Sunday as backup Andy Dalton has been ruled out because of COVID-19 protocol and McCarthy has already said rookie Ben DiNucci will be benched.  That leaves either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush to compete for the job this week in practice.

Whoever starts at QB will be taking over an offence that has only averaged 95.5 passing yards per game over the last two weeks.  The run-game hasn’t been much better as Elliott has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and 65.1 yards per game with five TDs this season.  The Cowboys rush defence also sits dead last in the league, giving up 170.9 yards per game.

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