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Cowboys vs Commanders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

Cowboys vs Commanders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Cowboys vs Commanders prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Landover. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Cowboys vs Commanders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Dallas Cowboys travel to take on the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field. This NFC East showdown has a kickoff time set for 4:25 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Dallas is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Washington take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Cowboys vs Commanders prediction.

  • Spread: DAL -4.0 | WAS +4.0
  • MoneyLine: DAL -209 | WAS +169
  • Total: 41.5

Cowboys vs Commanders Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Dallas has a record of 4-1 in the NFC East. Overall, the Cowboys head into action with a record of 12-4. On the season, Dallas has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 3rd with an average differential of 9.06 points. So far, the Cowboys have been favored in 11 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -8.

Across their 5 previous road games, Dallas has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3-0 while averaging 29.2 points per game. Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Going into week 18, Washington has a record of 1-3-1 in the NFC East. Overall, the Commanders head into action with a record of 7-8-1. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.62 points per game. So far, the Commanders have been favored in 8 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 5.

Through their last 5 home contests, the Commanders offense has averaged 16.2 points per game while allowing an average of 19.6. Washington posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 ATS. Spanning across their last 5 games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS record of 3-2 while going 3-1-1 straight up.

In this matchup between the Cowboys and Commanders, we see the best bet being to take Dallas to come away with the win and cover the spread. This season, the team has ran the ball well and we see this continuing in week 18.

Free Spread Prediction: Dallas Cowboys -4.0

Cowboys vs Commanders Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cowboys have an over-under record of 9-7. For the season, Dallas has been one of the top performing offenses averaging 28.81 points per contest. In addition, the team has been tough on the other side of the ball, ranking 6th in points allowed. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Commanders have an over-under record of 5-11. On the season, Washington is ranked just 25th in points per game at 18.44. Defensively, the team comes in closer to the league average, allowing 21.06 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 58 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 41.5

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