|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLOn Sunday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens host the Dallas Cowboys. The game in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM ET, with all of the action to be televised regionally on FOX.
The Cowboys had Week 5 off, but suffered a defeat at home to the Chicago Bears in Week 4, 34-18. In that one, the Cowboys held a 26-18 edge in first downs, and a 430-360 edge in offensive yards. Despite winning the stats game, five turnovers, all coming from interceptions, led to two Bears touchdowns. With the Bears defense running in touchdowns, the Chicago offense was barely needed to keep them on top of the Cowboys. QB Tony Romo threw 31-of-43, for 307 yards, and 1 touchdown.
The Ravens come into this one after a narrow road victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, 9-6. Neither team scored a touchdown, with all of the points coming from field goals. The Ravens suffered a 338-298 deficit in offensive yards, including a 214-133 edge in rushing yards. They were sacked four times, and saw KC hold onto the ball for nearly 9 more minutes than Baltimore. On the positive side, they forced 4 turnovers from the Chiefs. QB Joe Flacco threw 13-of-27 for 187 yards.
The underdog is 22-4-1 in Cowboys games. Coming off of a bye week, Dallas is 7-1 ATS. They are 1-3 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as the away underdog. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in Ravens games lately. Baltimore is 2-3 ATS overall, and 1-2 ATS as the home favorite.
These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the Ravens winning both times. Their last meeting, in December 2008, resulted in a 33-24 Baltimore victory. In that one, the Cowboys were 3 point favorites. In a November 2004 matchup, the Ravens, as 8 point favorites, won 30-10.
For this Sunday's game, the Ravens are 3 ½ point home favorites from BetRoyal.com Sportsbook's football betting odds. The over/under is set at 44 points.
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