The Cowboys were able to win the NFC East and they will try to win four straight games when they take on the Redskins in Week 17, in what would be a divisional meeting, and a game that pay per head wagering companies believe should be very interesting.
Last Sunday, Dallas beat the Colts 42-17 as the favorites at home by three points, while Washington took the Eagles out of contention for the playoffs when they won 27-24 last Saturday as the dogs at home by seven points.
The betting line opened with the Cowboys being the favorites by five points, and 69.5 was the total.
The Cowboys don’t want to suffer a loss as they enter the playoffs, and they’ll also try to have a perfect end to their season played away from home. So far, Dallas are 7-0, and they were able to go 6-1 ATS, with the only game that they weren’t able to cover was made against the Giants in a win of 31-28 five weeks ago as the favorites by 4.5 points.
Ever since that happened, they were able to beat both the Eagles and Bears in road games with a 24-point combination. Even some of the Cowboys’ starters may be rested. This season the Redskins won straight games one time – that took place in Week 8 in a game between the Redskins and the Cowboys.
The Redskins went 8-1 ATS the last nine times that they took on the Cowboys, which include the first meeting between them that took place earlier during the season, resulting in an overtime win of 20-17 as the dogs by 9 points. In that meeting, Colt McCoy started at the QB position for Washington, and in this game Robert Griffin III a.k.a. RG3 will be the one under center.
There’s plenty for RG3 to prove in the last game of the regular season, and the player should have enough motivation to perform well for Jay Gruden, their head coach, as they have uncertain futures after this year comes to an end. If they beat Dallas, they could have something going for them regardless of who returns when next season begins.
Last week, the Redskins turned out to be a good choice in their home game against the Eagles, so they might be a team to go for this time around. In Week 17, Dallas were struggling, as they went 2-9 ATS in the last 11 finales that they played in a regular season.
There’s nothing for the team to gain, and throughout the years the Redskins had a difficult time against them, so Washington might be the ones to go for. The Cowboys will be more worried about their players being in good health when the postseason begins, particularly since they’ll feature next week in a playoff game at home.
This game is very important for the Redskins, as Gruden will try to do everything he can to not lose his job as their coach, so pay per head wagering companies believe that the Redskins should be the ones to go for in this matchup.