Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers Betting
- Updated: January 7, 2015
Time: 1:05 PM EST Sunday January 11, 2015, FOX
In their last games the Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 and the Packers beat the Detroit Lions 30-20.
This season the Packers are 8-0 at home and the Cowboys are 8-0 on the road.
These two teams haven’t played since last season when the Packers managed a narrow 1 point victory as a 4 point road underdog. That was first time that Green bay and Dallas had played each other since 2010 making all the previous data of little value, but we’ll include it anyway. The two teams have split the last 10 games against the spread although the Pack is on a mini 3-game point spread roll. The total has gone over in 7 of the last 10 meetings.
On the season both teams are 12-4 with the Cowboys going 10-6 versus the betting line the Packers 9-6-1. Over bettors have fared well backing either team with Dallas having an over mark of 9-6-1 and Green bay 11-5 to the over.
Statistically speaking the Cowboys were one of the top rushing teams in the league finishing second overall with 148 yards per game. They may have some success against the Packers who finished a poor 23rd in the league in rushing yards allowed per game. On the other side of the ball Green bay lead the league in scoring and will face Dallas’ middle of the pack defense that allowed 22 points per game and a porous pass defense that allowed 251.9 yards per game to rank 26th in the league.
Point Spread: Packers -6
Over/Under Total Line: 53
Moneyline: Cowboys +230 / Packers -250
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Dallas Cowboys: 13-4 SU 10-7 ATS
Green Bay Packers: 12-4 SU 9-6-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• DAL is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
• DAL is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• DAL has an Over record of 7-0 in their last 7 road games.
• GB is 22-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• GB is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
• GB has an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Dallas Cowboys: 24.98
Green Bay Packers: 26.81
Key Player Injuries
[LB] 01/05/2015 – Rolando McClain “?” Sunday vs. Green Bay ( Head )
[T] 01/04/2015 – Doug Free “?” Sunday vs. Green Bay ( Ankle )
[DT] 12/31/2014 – Henry Melton IR ( Knee )
[T] 12/29/2014 – Darrion Weems IR ( Shoulder )
[LB] 10/28/2014 – Justin Durant IR ( Bicep )
[CB] 09/29/2014 – Morris Claiborne IR ( ACL )
[LB] 09/04/2014 – Sean Lee IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/04/2014 – Amobi Okoye out indefinitely ( Illness )
[DE] 09/04/2014 – Ben Gardner IR ( Shoulder )
(!)[QB] 01/04/2015 – Aaron Rodgers probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Calf )
[CB] 01/04/2015 – Davon House “?” Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[LB] 12/14/2014 – Jamari Lattimore IR ( Ankle )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – Khyri Thornton IR ( Knee )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Nate Palmer IR ( Knee )
[WR] 11/13/2014 – Kevin Dorsey IR ( Foot )
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Andy Mulumba IR ( ACL )
[WR] 09/05/2014 – Jared Abbrederis IR ( ACL )
[DE] 09/04/2014 – B.J. Raji IR ( Bicep )
[T] 09/04/2014 – Don Barclay IR ( ACL )
Winner of this game advances to the NFC title game.
Dallas at Green Bay Free Pick
It’s been a surprisingly good season for the Cowboys, but that ends here. The Packers are just too strong at home winners of all 8 games as a host this season. They out-scored their opponents by an average score of 40-20 at home and most importantly covered the spread in 6 of the 8 home games with one push.
Take the Green Bay Packers -6