Cardinals vs. Cowboys: NFL Betting Preview – October 19, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 13, 2020 - Last Updated on October 16, 2020

The 3-2 Arizona Cardinals are favored by one point against the 2-3 Dallas Cowboys on Monday, October 19, 2020. The game’s point total is set at 54.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 16. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Cardinals games score an average total of 46, which is 8.5 points fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • This season, Cowboys games have resulted in an average scoring total of 68.6, which is 14.1 points higher than this over/under.
  • Cardinals games have gone over 54.5 points on zero occasions this season.
  • Dallas’ contests have gone over 54.5 points on four of five occasions.
  • The total for this matchup is 3.7 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams (50.8).
  • The Cowboys are the NFL’s third-highest scoring team this season, compared to the 16th-ranked Cardinals.
  • These two teams yield a combined 56.4 points per game– 1.9 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Dallas has allowed the most points in the NFL this season, while Arizona has given up the fifth-fewest.
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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • Arizona has put together a 3-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cardinals have an even ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • Just one of Arizona’s five games this year have gone over the point total.

Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Dallas’ games have hit the over in four out of five outings this season.
  • Dallas has a losing 0-5 record against the spread.
  • The Cowboys have a losing ATS record of 0-3 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.

When the Cardinals Have the Ball

  • The average points per game output for the Cardinals this season (25.6) is 10.4 fewer than the Cowboys give up in each contest (36).
  • When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Arizona is 2-0 and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When the Dallas defense allows 36 points or fewer this year, the Cowboys have accumulated a 1-1 overall record and a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • The Cowboys defense has allowed an average of 404.4 yards per game this season– nine yards more than the Cardinals offense averages (395.4).
  • The Cardinals pick up 5.9 yards per play while the Cowboys allow 5.8 per play.
  • When Arizona hits their average yard output this season, they are 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • When Dallas allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 0-2 against the spread but 2-0 overall this season.
  • The Cowboys allow 155.8 rushing yards per game in 2020. The Cardinals offense averages 141 yards on the ground.
  • When Arizona rushes for at least 141 yards this season, they are 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When Dallas holds opposing teams to 155.8 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 0-4 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • This season, the Cowboys have forced an average of 0.6 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.4 times Cardinals have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.4 times or fewer this season, Arizona is 3-1 overall and 3-1 against the spread.
  • Dallas’ record this season when they force more than 0.6 turnovers: 0-3 ATS, 1-2 overall

When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The Cowboys score 12.2 more points per game (32.6) than the Cardinals allow (20.4).
  • When Dallas scores at least 32.6 points, it is 0-3 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • Arizona has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall in games when it gives up 25.6 points or less.
  • The Cowboys average 141.4 more yards per game (488) than the Cardinals give up per matchup (346.6). The Cowboys average 6.5 yards per play, while the Cardinals allow 5.4 per play.
  • Arizona has a 2-1 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall when holding its opponents to 346.6 yards or less.
  • The Cowboys rush for 106.6 yards per game– 17.6 fewer per game than the 124.2 the Cardinals allow per contest.
  • When Dallas rushes for at least 106.6 yards, it recorded a 0-3 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record.
  • This season, Arizona is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when holding opponents to no more than 124.2 yards on the ground.
  • The Cowboys turn the ball over 2.2 times per game– 1.6 more turnovers per game than the 0.6 the Cardinals force on average.
  • Dallas is 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it turns the ball over 2.2 or fewer times.
  • This season, Arizona has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall when it forces at least 0.6 turnovers.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Kyler Murray has thrown for 1,299 yards, eight touchdowns, and six picks while completing 69.6% of his passes (259.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 41 times for 296 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 59.2 yards per game.
  • Kenyan Drake has rushed for 314 yards on 85 attempts (62.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns in five games.
  • DeAndre Hopkins has 45 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns in his first five games with the Cardinals. He has been targeted 53 times and averages 105.6 yards per game.
  • Christian Kirk has added 11 catches for 154 yards and one touchdown over four games. He averages 38.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 21 times.
  • This year, Andy Isabella has caught 10 passes on 12 targets for 147 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 29.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Corey Peters has recorded two sacks, two TFL, and nine tackles over five games.
  • This season, Jordan Hicks has racked up 42 tackles and five TFL .
  • Patrick Peterson has picked off one pass, added 10 tackles, and defended two passes this season.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Ezekiel Elliott has taken 89 attempts for 364 rushing yards (72.8 yards per game) and five touchdowns in five games. He’s also caught 24 passes for 173 yards (34.6 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • In his rookie season, CeeDee Lamb leads Dallas with 433 receiving yards on 29 catches (on 39 targets) and two touchdowns in five games.
  • Amari Cooper has added 39 catches for 424 yards and one touchdown over the course of five games. He averages 84.8 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 55 times.
  • Michael Gallup has caught 17 passes (28 targets) for 348 yards and a touchdown, averaging 69.6 yards per game in five games.
  • Aldon Smith has four sacks, three TFL and 26 tackles over five games.
  • This season, Jaylon Smith has collected 53 tackles, four TFL, and 0.5 sacks.

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