Cowboys vs. Steelers: NFL Betting Preview – November 8, 2020

Posted By Staff on November 3, 2020 - Last Updated on November 4, 2020

The Dallas Cowboys (2-6) will attempt to end their three-game losing streak in a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0) on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at AT&T Stadium. The Steelers are a massive favorite with a total sitting at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of November 2, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cowboys vs. Steelers betting odds

Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Dallas has played in four games this year that went over the point total (50% of its opportunities).
  • Dallas is just 0-8 against the spread.

Steelers Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh has a 6-1 record against the spread.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have hit the over in five out of seven opportunities this season (71.4%).

When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The Steelers defense has allowed 20.3 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 23.1 the Cowboys have scored.
  • In games where Dallas score at least 23.1 points this season, they are 2-2 overall and 0-4 against the spread.
  • Pittsburgh is 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 20.3 points.
  • The Cowboys hold an 88.2-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Steelers defense this season (398.9 to 310.7). The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play while the Steelers give up 5.1 per play.
  • In contests where the Dallas offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 0-4 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • When the Pittsburgh defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • The Cowboys have averaged 105.8 yards per game on the ground this season, just 8.9 yards more than the Steelers have allowed to opposing rushing attacks (96.9).
  • When Dallas rushers gain at least a combined 105.8 yards this season, they are 2-2 overall and 0-4 against the spread.
  • When Pittsburgh limits opposing teams to 96.9 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
  • The Cowboys have turned the ball over 2.2 times per game this season, while the Steelers have averaged 1.9 takeaways per contest.
  • When Dallas turns the football over 2.2 times or fewer this season, they are 1-3 overall and 0-4 against the spread.
  • Pittsburgh’s record this season when they force more than 1.9 turnovers: 4-1 ATS, 5-0 overall

When the Steelers Have the Ball

  • The Steelers average 3.1 fewer points per game (30.1) than the Cowboys give up (33.2).
  • When Pittsburgh records at least 30.1 points, it is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Dallas has a 0-4 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall in games when it surrenders 23.1 points or less.
  • The Steelers average 45.9 fewer yards per game (339), than the Cowboys give up per outing (384.9). The Steelers average 5.2 yards per play, while the Cowboys give up 5.8 per play.
  • Dallas’ record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 6-2 overall and 5-2 ATS.
  • In games Dallas limits its opponents to 384.9 or fewer yards, it has a 0-3 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall.
  • This season, the Steelers rack up 118 yards per game on the ground, 52.9 fewer per game than the Cowboys allow per outing (170.9).
  • Pittsburgh has a 4-0 ATS record and a 4-0 overall record when the team rushes for at least 118 yards.
  • This season, Dallas is 0-5 against the spread and 2-3 overall when holding opponents to no more than 170.9 yards on the ground.
  • This year, the Steelers turn the ball over 1.1 times per game, only 0.2 more turnovers per game than the 0.9 the Cowboys force on average.
  • Pittsburgh has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 5-0 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.1 times or less.
  • When it forces 0.9 or more turnovers, Dallas has a 0-4 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Andy Dalton has thrown for 452 yards while completing 61.2% of his passes (52-of-85), with one touchdown and three interceptions in four games this year (113.0 yards per game).
  • Ezekiel Elliott has taken 132 attempts for a team-leading 521 rushing yards (65.1 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in eight games. He’s also caught 34 passes for 220 yards (27.5 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • Tony Pollard has 149 yards on 38 carries (18.6 ypg), with one rushing touchdown over the course of eight games.
  • This season, Amari Cooper has 54 catches (on 77 targets) to lead the team with 588 yards (73.5 per game) with two touchdowns in eight games.
  • CeeDee Lamb’s statline this year shows 40 grabs for 524 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. He averages 65.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 59 times.
  • Michael Gallup has caught 26 passes on 48 targets for 432 yards and one touchdown, averaging 54.0 yards per game in eight contests in 2020.
  • Aldon Smith has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 3.0 TFL and 35 tackles over eight games.
  • In eight games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Jaylon Smith has racked up 82 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks and leads the team in tackles.
  • Trevon Diggs has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 41 tackles, one sack, and 10 passes defended eight in games this season.

Steelers Players to Watch

  • This year, Ben Roethlisberger has racked up 1,628 passing yards (232.6 yards per game) while going 167-for-246 (67.9% completion percentage) and throwing 15 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games.
  • James Conner has churned out a team-high 498 rushing yards (71.1 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns in seven games. He has tacked on 18 catches for 125 yards (17.9 receiving yards per game).
  • Benny Snell Jr. leads the team with 167 rushing yards on 44 carries (23.9 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground over the course of seven games in 2020.
  • Chase Claypool has been targeted 34 times and has 23 catches to lead the team with 375 yards (53.6 ypg) with five touchdowns in seven games this season.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster has also tacked on 39 catches for 346 yards and three touchdowns over seven games this year. He has been targeted 50 times and averages 49.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Eric Ebron has totaled 263 yards on 26 passes with two touchdowns in 2020, averaging 37.6 yards per game on 37 targets in seven contests.
  • T.J. Watt has collected a team-leading 6.5 sacks, while adding 12.0 TFL, 25 tackles, and one interception over seven games.
  • In seven games over the 2020 campaign, Vince Williams has totaled 36 tackles, 12.0 TFL, and three sacks and leads the team in tackles.
  • Steven Nelson has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 25 tackles and three passes defended seven in games this season.

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