Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys – Picks & Predictions

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Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys – Picks & Predictions

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: December 29, 2023 | Last Updated: December 29, 2023

Set to clash at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2023, the Dallas Cowboys, now with a 10-5, and the Detroit Lions, with an 11-4 season mark, will lead the stage for Saturday Night Football action.

While the Cowboys are ready for a face-off against the Lions as underdogs, the Lions are still one of the strongest teams in the league. Odds for this NFC tilt are live across sports betting apps featuring a compelling mix of spreads, moneylines, totals, props and betting promos.

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Head-to-Head: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

In their previous matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions emerged victorious with a 30-24 win. Quarterback Jared Goff led the efforts, completing 30 of 40 passes for 257 yards, securing one touchdown without any interceptions.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys experienced a setback in their recent game and were forced to settle for a 22-20 defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins.

The Cowboys and the Lions have a full record of both regular season and postseason encounters that go back to 1960.

The longstanding rivalry between the Cowboys and Lions has unfolded in a total of 30 games, with three postseason showdowns.

Within this competitive history, the Cowboys have emerged victorious in 18 matches, while the Detroit Lions have secured a win on 12 occasions, giving Dallas a clear historical edge. Still, it’s Detroit who leads 4-1 against Dallas in the last five games.

How to Bet on the Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

You can find odds for Lions vs Cowboys across NFL betting sites. To get started download the mobile app and claim new user bonus offers.

After you've done this you can scroll the list of available odds by clicking on the game. In addition to standard pregame lines, users can also bet on a litany of game and player props. Odds are also available after kickoff for those who want to test the live betting markets.

Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds

In the upcoming matchup, the Cowboys lead as favorites in the spread with a 6-point advantage.

On the moneyline, Dallas is listed at -269, clearly indicating that Dallas will host the Lions as favorites. This leaves the Lions at +219 as the underdogs.

The total points expected in the game, as per the over/under, is set at 53.5 points. While a tight matchup is expected, the Cowboys are coming with a significant lead in stats and this must be taken into account when placing one’s next wager.

Betting Tips for Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys  

The Lions and the Cowboys have an ample history dating back to the 1960s. This means there is plenty to consider for both teams. Yet, in their most recent performances, there are also clear trends that have become driving factors.

  • On the road, Detroit has demonstrated strong performance with a record of 6-2 against the spread and an overall 6-2 standing.
  • Throughout the current year, the Lions boast a solid 10-5-0 record against the spread.
  • Additionally, in five out of eight away games this season, Detroit has surpassed the “over” in terms of total points.
  • Notably, the Lions' games have concluded with a final combined score exceeding the over/under on 10 occasions this year, underscoring their tendency for high-scoring matchups.
  • On their home turf this season, Dallas has asserted dominance with a formidable 6-1 record against the spread and an impeccable 7-0 overall standing.
  • Across the entirety of the season, the Cowboys maintain a solid 9-6-0 record against the spread.
  • Noteworthy is their performance as 6-point favorites or more at home, where Dallas boasts an impressive 5-1 against the spread record.
  • Moreover, when playing as at least 6-point favorites in any setting, the Cowboys hold a commendable 6-2 against the spread record.
  • The offensive prowess of the team is evident in their seven home games this season, as they have surpassed the total points mark in five of those matchups.

Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys Predictions

While Dallas leads with a clear edge over Detroit, it's hard to dismiss a team that has outperformed the Kansas City Chiefs in an opening-season matchup. It's also difficult to set aside that the Lions managed to outperform the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.

The Lions have not been a perfect team, yet they hold a clear advantage over Dallas in the last five games over eight years.

While it will be a challenging task to overcome, the Lions should be set to lead as underdogs with a +219 moneyline and for the total to go over the set mark for Saturday’s night matchup.

Prediction: Detroit Lions +5.5

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.