Week 13 of the NFL season is set to begin on Thursday Night Football and it will be the Seattle Seahawks visiting the Dallas Cowboys. With both teams looking like a playoff team in the NFC, there is a good chance that this game will be a playoff preview.
Seattle comes into this game with a record of 6-5 this season, and they are trying to hang tough in the NFC West race. The Seahawks have dropped three of their last four games, and they need to bounce back in a hurry.
Dallas comes into this game with a ton of momentum as they have now rattled off three straight wins against some bad opponents. The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 8-3, and they still have an outside chance at winning the NFC East Division.
The Cowboys are coming into this matchup on Thursday Night Football as a nine-point betting favorite over the Seahawks.
Seattle Has to Score
The Seattle Seahawks enter Week 13 having scored just 20.8 points per game, and that just isn’t going to get the job done. Seattle continues to struggle to run the football and that puts too much pressure on Geno Smith and the passing game.
The Seahawks are averaging just 95.8 yards on the ground this season, and that just isn’t going to work out well in this matchup. Geno Smith has started to turn the ball over as well, and Dallas is great at taking the football away.
This Seahawks defense is allowing just 22.8 points per game this season, and that unit will need to play great in order to keep the team in the game.
Cowboys Soaring with Confidence
The Dallas Cowboys are coming into this game with a ton of confidence on both sides of the ball, and they are now averaging 31.5 points per game. Dallas has also allowed just 16.8 points per game, and that has allowed them to enjoy a ton of blowout wins.
Daron Bland has been a major story for this team as he has scored five defensive touchdowns to set an NFL record. Dallas puts a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and that will be a key in this matchup.
Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for 2,935 yards this season and he seems to be getting better as the year has moved on. This Cowboys team has a ton of weapons on that side of the football, and they have figured out how to use them.
Dallas Dominates Seattle
This Seahawks team was playing better than expected to begin the year, but some of their flaws have really started to catch up with them. Not only will Seattle struggle to score in this game, but they are also going to find it difficult to shut down the Cowboys.
Dallas is coming into this game with a ton of momentum, and they are now getting points from both sides of the football. The Cowboys should have little trouble putting up points in this game, and they are eventually going to pull away.
Bet the Dallas Cowboys -9.0 as they defeat the Seattle Seahawks by double digits on Thursday Night Football.