- The Dallas Cowboys are one-point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.
- Kyler Murray has +500 odds of being the first player to score a touchdown tonight for the Cardinals.
- The O/U for the Cardinals-Cowboys matchup is 55.
DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys begin their journey of life without quarterback Dak Prescott with a Monday Night Football matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
In the wake of Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury, veteran signal-caller Andy Dalton is tasked with leading the Cowboys to a victory over the Cardinals and for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, Dak Prescott seems to be having a good recovery after ankle surgery thus far.
A couple days after surgery, Dak went back to the Cowboys’ facility
He's taking daily COVID tests so he can still be around the team 🙏 @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2020
Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds
- Moneyline: Cardinals (EVEN) vs. Cowboys -120
- Spread: Dallas (-1)
- O/U: 55
Despite being down Prescott the Cowboys are narrow one-point favorites over a Cardinals team that had lost its last two games before getting a win over the New York Jets in Week 5.
The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS this season and that trend could continue in this game as it remains to be seen what the Andy Dalton led Cowboys can do. The Cardinals are 3-2 ATS this year and Kyler Murray should be able to manufacture points against a Cowboys defense that is among one of the worst in the NFL.
The total for this game being 55 should not come as a surprise to NFL bettors who have seen just how bad the 2020 Cowboys defense has been. Both offenses are potent but the Under has hit in four of the last five games for the Cardinals. Meanwhile, the Over has hit for the Cowboys in every game this season. Take the Over as points will flow in this game.
Betting on the Cardinals-Cowboys game doesn’t have to just be on the spread or moneyline as there are numerous player props at online sportsbooks to choose from. Below are two of the best player prop bets for each team.
Player Performance Double
CeeDee Lamb to have 80+ Receiving Yards and DAL to Win (+270)
CeeDee Lamb has easily been one of the Cowboys' most productive receivers early in the season. Expect that to continue going into this matchup against the Cardinals. Andy Dalton isn’t Dak Prescott but he has proven he can lead a team to victory before and expect him to target Lamb in the slot behind the battered Dallas offensive line.
The Cowboys will also be forced to throw the ball since the defense gives up so many points. Lamb has had at least five catches in every game as a pro and he should still see around that much production with Dalton under center.
First Touchdown Scorer Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray (+500)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will likely punch in the first touchdown of the night for the team. Rolling the dice on his +500 odds are well worth the risk. The Cardinals running backs haven’t been able to find the end zone as Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds only have three combined rushing touchdowns while Murray has five.
After the Cowboys-Cardinals matchup, Dallas will hit the road to face the Washington Football Team while Arizona will host the undefeated Seattle Seahawks in an NFC West showdown.
The kickoff for the Cardinals-Cowboys game will be at 8:15 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by ESPN.
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