NFL Playoffs: Lions vs Cowboys Betting Odds

Published January 4, 2015 by Sol FH

NFL Playoffs: Lions vs Cowboys Betting Odds

The NFL Playoffs are here and tonight we focus on the Lions vs the Cowboys at 21:40 (UK).

The last of the wild card games will be played tonight at 21:40 (UK time) between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams have the opportunity to advance to the next round of the playoffs and based on how they have played so far this year, it’s anyone’s game.

Keys to Victory 

The Cowboys bring a lot of strengths to the game tonight, led by their all-star offense and Tony Romo. Their dynamic offensive attack gave the Cowboys a boost to the top of the NFC East. The combination of their incredible Offensive Line and their trinity of offensive weapons, (Romo, Murray and Bryant) the Cowboys have been rolling over their opponents with a physical running game, and a dangerous play-action game.

The Cowboys biggest weakness is their ability to stop high scoring offenses. They need to stop the run and cover their opponents’ receivers from making big plays.

The Lions have some of the best offensive players in the NFL, which is the main reason they are in the playoffs. It was their defense however, which proved to be the ultimate thorn in their opposition’s side. Detroit were the regular season leaders in rushing defense and second in total yards allowed. The Lions roaring defensive line led by Ndamukong Suh, whose suspension was overturned earlier this week, and Ziggy Ansah is proving to be the force that was needed in Detroit.

To have a chance at winning in Texas tonight, Matthew Stafford, the number 1 overall pick, needs to prove he can produce in clutch games. The Lions are not that successful on-the-road against big name teams, which will pose a problem, as they need three away wins in order to make it to the Super Bowl.   

Big Online Betting

Punters have a unique chance of making lucrative cash on tonight’s game with bet365 sports, as there are a total of 210 betting markets to choose from. The Lions are the underdogs for the Wild Card match-up at 3.35, while the Cowboys are the outright favorites at 1.34. To cover the spread, Lions +6.5 are at 1.90 and the Cowboys -6.5 are at 1.90 as well. There are other interesting props like Total Field Goals 2-way with the over (4.5) at 4.00 and even a very attractive total Touchdown market up to 11-way betting.

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See also

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