|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Dallas Cowboys will be opening their 2014 NFL season at home at AT&T Stadium with a match against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are favorites to win the match but the Cowboys have a number of important betting trends for people to become aware of before placing their wagers on the game.
The Cowboys lost all four of their preseason games this year. They were 1-3 ATS during those matches. This includes their latest game, a 27-3 loss to Denver where the Cowboys were listed at +2.5. They also went under the 43.5 point total.
The 49ers were 2-2 in the preseason and ATS, winning and losing one game each in both categories at home and on the road. They also went under the point total three times. The last game came on August 28 with a 40-13 win over Houston. The 49ers were listed at +3 and went over the 39-point over/under on their own.
These two teams have met each other six times since 2000. The Cowboys are 4-2 in those games. The last one came in September 2011 as the Cowboys won 27-24 with an over/under of 41. The Cowboys were favored by 3 and as a result the bet was a push.
The home team in match-ups between Dallas and San Francisco has gone 3-0-2 ATS in the last few games. They have also taken the over in each of their last six games.
Dallas has gone 6-1 ATS in their last few season-opening games. Also, they have gone over the point total in four of their last five matches on artificial turf.
San Francisco has gone 4-1 ATS in their five most recent season-openers. They have also been 8-2 ATS in their last ten road games.
The San Francisco 49ers are favored to win this week's game. The Niners have -4 odds and are covered at -220 for the moneyline bet. Dallas has tougher betting odds as the Boys are listed at +175. The over/under has been posted at a high total at 51.