Week 5 Free Betting Betting Preview – Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans

The Dallas Cowboys (+4) are set to pay a visit to the Houston Texans (-4) at NRG Stadium. NBC has the TV rights and the Sunday Night showdown gets going at 8:20 p.m. ET.

Dallas Cowboys                    +4           +140       ov 44
Houston Texans                   -4            -160        un 44

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Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Betting Preview

In this Sunday game, Houston is projected as the favorite and is currently giving up 4 points. The Cowboys are also receiving +140 moneyline odds while the Texans are -160. Some good live betting opportunities could present themselves during the contest, and oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 44 points.

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This game’s over/under was initially placed at 45.5, but the sharp action has been siding with the under.

The Cowboys are 1-3 against the spread (ATS) and have recorded 0.0 units so far. They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an Over-Under mark of 1-3. The Texans have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 4.1 units. The team is 1-3 ATS and has an even O/U record of 2-2.

The Cowboys have gone 2-2 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Texans are 1-3 SU.

The Cowboys just got a 26-24 victory over Detroit in Week 4. Dak Prescott completed 17 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott (152 rushing yards on 25 attempts) led the ground attack while Elliott (four receptions, 88 yards, one TD) and Cole Beasley (four catches, 53 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Houston just earned a 37-34 win over Indianapolis in Week 4. Deshaun Watson completed 29-of-42 passes for 375 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Lamar Miller (49 yards on 14 rush attempts) and Alfred Blue (31 yards on 13 carries) spearheaded the running game while Keke Coutee (11 receptions, 109 yards) and DeAndre Hopkins (10 catches, 169 yards, one TD) led the receiving attack in the win.

Dallas has run the ball on 46.8 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Houston has an overall rush percentage of 43.5 percent. The Cowboys have rushed for 145 yards per game and have two scores on the ground this year. The Texans are averaging 123 rush yards per game and have two total rushing TDs.

The Cowboys offense has tallied 188 yards per game through the air overall and has four passing TDs so far. The Texans have recorded 312 pass yards per contest and have seven total pass scores.

Defensively, Dallas seems to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed 98 rush yards and 235 pass yards per game. The Houston defense has allowed 307.3 yards per game to opposing passers and 94.3 yards per game on the ground. The Cowboys are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 6.67 to opponents, while the Texans have given up an 8.14 ANY/A.

Offensively, Prescott has amassed 585 passing yards this season, and has connected on 52-of-81 attempts with three passing scores and has yet to throw an interception. He’s got a 6.54 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 4.90 over the past two outings.

Look for a balanced attack offensively from Dallas in this one. Ezekiel Elliott (299 rushing yards, two rush TDs, 114 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown on the year), Cole Beasley (139 receiving yards) and Geoff Swaim (57 receiving yards, one TD) have all played significant roles of late.

Deshaun Watson has completed 68-of-108 passes for 861 yards, five TDs and three INTs for Houston. His ANY/A stands at 6.22 for the season and 7.66 over his last two games.

Look for Watson to attack all areas of the Dallas secondary. DeAndre Hopkins (357 receiving yards and two receiving TDs this season), Will Fuller V (162 receiving yards, two receiving TDs), and Keke Coutee (109 receiving yards) have collectively notched 514 receiving yards and three scores over the last two games, getting 22, 16, and 15 targets over that stretch, respectively.

Free NFL Pick: Cowboys at Texans

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Team Betting Trends

Dallas has averaged 6.16455696202532 yards per rush attempt across its past three games and 6.5 over its last two.

Houston has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over its last three outings and 3.3 over its last two.

Both teams have lost two fumbles this season.

The Cowboys offense has tallied one pass play of 40 yards or more, while the Texans have put up zero such plays.

The Dallas defense has allowed two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Houston has given up three such plays.

The Dallas offense has created two rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Houston has created one such run.

The Cowboys defense has allowed two rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Texans have given up one such run.

The Dallas defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 14 times this year. Houston has registered 11 sacks.


Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Betting Preview
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Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Betting Preview
The Dallas Cowboys (+4) are set to pay a visit to the Houston Texans (-4) at NRG Stadium. NBC has the TV rights and the Sunday Night showdown gets going at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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