Sunday Night Football will see arguably the best head to head matchup of week 10. The Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys will do battle as the only teams with winning records facing off on Sunday. Both teams are in the thick of the playoff hunt currently and will need a win for positioning down the stretch.
The Vikings will come into this game as the road underdogs, but have won four of their last five games coming into this one. Dallas has one of the best records at home over the past few years as they are 11-2 in Jerryworld since 2017. Let’s take a look at the latest NFL Odds while making some predictions.
Vikings vs Cowboys 2019 NFL Week 10 Odds, Preview & Prediction
Vikings hope to bounce back after a tough lossThe Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is having one of his best years in his career. He is only responsible for three turnovers on the season which is an impressive step up for a player who many thought of as an overpay for his quality.
Cousins has been much more effective during his drop backs as he is first in the league for yards per attempt and his QB rating has never been higher. Stefon Diggs has rebounded after a slow start to the year. He has 38 receptions for 710 yards and 4 touchdowns. Adam Thielen is still listed as questionable on the injury report.
Minnesota has the definition of a stout defense. They are allowing 153 yards per game on the ground, which is the third best mark in the NFL. Not to mention they are in the top ten in turnover differential over the last five games. Danielle Hunter is leading the purple people eaters up front with 8.5 sacks and 10 tackles for a loss. The defensive line as a whole is responsible for the most pressures per game in the league.
Dallas looks to defend home turfCowboys Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore has done a heck of a job with this offense. The Cowboys lead the league in both yards per play and total yards per game. They come into this one with confidence, fresh off pounding the New York Giants 37-18. The Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper connection has only grown stronger with more repetition this year.
Pro Bowl running back Zeke Elliot has seen a down year this season but hopes for that to change with a breakout week. Dallas is currently in first place of a downtrodden division after winning back to back games.
Bet the CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys are currently listed as home favorites -3 over the Vikings +3. The betting total is 48 points for this one.
The Cowboys seem to play better when playing at home in primetime, while the Vikings struggle under the light. Dak Prescott has a QB rating of 107.4 this year at home. Dak has also never lost to Cousins head to head.
The Cowboys should take another big step towards the postseason after a game against a tough Vikings squad. Take the Cowboys -3 on Sunday Night Football in a tough matchup.