|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting handicappers remain cautious about the Dallas Cowboys in their upcoming season against the NFL odds as they have been inconsistent during the preseason. Football betting fans that were burned badly in the 2008 stretch run by Dallas have seen little evidence so far in preseason that this is a team that can be trusted against the NFL odds.
Dallas opened the football betting preseason with a 10-31 blowout loss at Oakland against the Raiders as 1.5-point dogs. That was followed up with a solid 30-10 win and cover against the NFL odds over the Tennessee Titans in the first ever game at the new Cowboys Stadium as 3.5-point chalks. Dallas then followed that up with a 13-20 NFL betting home loss to the San Francisco 49ers as 7-point chalks.
The Cowboys rank 17th overall in the football betting stat charts for scoring in the preseason but rank a respectable 7th in total yards. The defense also ranks 17th in points allowed for the football betting preseason. The Cowboys are -3 in preseason football betting turnover ratio.
Quarterback Tony Romo has remained inconsistent as his putting Jessica Simpson on waivers hasn’t seemed to improve his play. He had a respectable quarterback rating of 90.1 but had just 1 touchdown pass and 1 interception with a completion percentage of 70.2 Backup Jon Kitna has seen plenty of exhibition football betting action and has a quarterback rating of 85.9.
Tashard Choice has looked solid out of the backfield with 100 yards on 22 carries. Choice is a 2-year pro out of Georgia Tech. Keon Lattimore has also had a solid football betting preseason with 88 yards on 21 carries. Lattimore has 1 year of pro experience out of Maryland.
Tight end Jason Witten has looked to be in mid season football betting form as he had 7 catches for 70 yards and 1 touchdown. Witten is a 7-year pro out of Tennessee.The biggest news out of Dallas was regarding the scoreboard itself as it was becoming a joke that punters were banging balls off of it as it hung too far over the field. It served as just one more distraction for a franchise that never seems to have its full attention focused on the game itself.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.