NFL Preseason Week 3: Oakland at Dallas Betting Lines & Expert Pick

NFL Preseason Week 3: Oakland at Dallas Betting Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on August 26, 2017

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys will look to hold it down at home and get the win in their revealing Week 3 NFL preseason matchup against Derek Carr and the winless Oakland Raiders when they battle at AT&T Stadium on Saturday. Both teams have legitimate Super Bowl 52 hopes after recording double-digit winning seasons a year ago and reaching the playoffs. Now, let’s find out why the Cowboys are favorites in the NFL odds against the Raiders in Week 3 of the Preseason.

Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys NFL Preseason Week 3 Betting Lines

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET Where: AT&T Stadium TV: NFL Network Radio: 95.7 The GAME (Oakland) / 105.3 The Fan (Dallas) Stream Option: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Dallas Cowboys -3 / Total: 44.5 Weather Forecast
  • Overcast: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 85%
  • Wind: 11 mph ENE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Why Bet the Oakland Raiders Odds at +3?

The Raiders dropped their preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals 20-10 and followed that up with a 24-21 Week 2 loss against the lowly Los Angeles Rams. Franchise quarterback Derek Carr completed seven of nine passes for 100 yards with two touchdowns in the win but also tossed one pick before giving way to backup Connor Cook who completed 9 of 15 passes for 83 yards and one touchdown. Veteran running back Marshawn Lynch made his debut for the Raiders but had just two carries for 10 yards while No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper caught a team-high three passes for 46 yards. Defensively, TJ Carrie led the Raiders with eight tackles while reigning Defensive Player of the Year linebacker Khalil Mack added one sack in the win.

Team Statistics

Offensive Total Yards: 363.06 Current Offensive Rush Yards: 116.82 Offensive Passing Yards: 246.24 Average Score For: 25.29 Defensive Total Yards: 370.18 Current Defensive Rush Yards: 117.94 Defensive Passing Yards: 252.24 Average Score Against: 24.24

Football Preseason Lines, Preview & Betting Pick on Chicago at Tennessee

Why Bet the Dallas Cowboys Odds at -3?

The Dallas Cowboys moved to 2-1 in three preseason games by getting past the Indianapolis Colts in their 24-19 Week 2 win as Dak Prescott completed seven of eight passes for 106 yards and 32-yard TD strike to receiver Dez Bryant on the opening drive. Are the Cowboys a safe NFL preseason pick against the Raiders? Veteran backup quarterback Kellen Moore completed 10 of 21 passes for 131 yards while third-stringer Cooper Rush led the Cowboys on two consecutive touchdown drives in his time on the field. Veteran running back Darren McFadden led the Cowboys with 59 yards on nine carries. Defensively, Damien Wilson led the Cowboys with six tackles while Damontre Moore had one sack in the win.

Team Stastistics

Offensive Total Yards: 379.76 Current Offensive Rush Yards: 149.06 Offensive Passing Yards: 230.71 Average Score For: 26.59 Defensive Total Yards: 348.06 Current Defensive Rush Yards: 83.41 Defensive Passing Yards: 264.65 Average Score Against: 20.00

Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys Game History

Total Meetings: 11 First Meeting: December 14th, 1974. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland, California Last Meeting: November 28th, 2013. AT&T Stadium. Arlington, Texas All-Time Series: Oakland 6-5-0 Largest Margin of Victory: November 26th, 2009. Cowboys Stadium. Arlington, Texas Longest Win Streak: Oakland 3 (1998-2005) Current Win Streak: Dallas 2 (2009-2013)

Expert Analysis and NFL Preseason Prediction

The Raiders may be playing on the road in this contest, but they’re my pick to get the outright win and ATS cover against a Cowboys team that looks like they could struggle against the pass again in 2017. Moreover, the Raiders have gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games while Dallas has gone 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games on fieldturf and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. In addition to picking the Rao9ders to get the win and ATS cover, I also like the Over in this Week 3 preseason clash, seeing as how both teams have solid offense but marginal defenses, not to mention the fact that the Over is 8-3 in Oakland’s last 11 games overall.

NFL Preseason Pick: Oakland 31 Dallas 28

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