NFL Week 3 Matchup Chicago At Dallas Expert Predictions

Written by on September 21, 2016

The revitalized Dallas Cowboys will host the winless Chicago Bears in a Week 3 NFC clash that, on the surface, looks like a virtual lock alert! The Boys are riding high with a rookie quarterback that looks nothing like a first-year player while the Bears are floundering in the worst way after just two games. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies.

NFL Week 3 Matchup Chicago Bears At Dallas Cowboys Expert Predictions

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET Where: AT&T Stadium TV: NBC Live Stream: NBC Sports Live NFL Odds: Dallas Cowboys -7.5 / Over/Under: 45  

Bet The Chicago Bears at +7.5 Because…

The Bears are totally desperate! Chicago Bears got completely man-handled in their 29-14 Week 2 loss against Philadelphia and prized rookie quarterback Carson Wentz on Monday night. Veteran quarterback Jay Cutler completed 12 of 17 passes for 157 yards but failed to throw a touchdown pass while tossing one costly interception and losing one fumble. The Bears were also limited to just 64 rushing yards and 3.6 yards per carry. Defensively, the Bears are allowing 26 points and 312 yards per game.

Bet The Dallas Cowboys at -7.5 Because…

The Cowboys are feeling great right now and playing at home! Dallas picked up a thrilling as rookie signal-caller Dak Prescott continued to amaze by completing 22 of 30 pass attempts for 292 yards with one rushing touchdown while running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris also added rushing scores in the win. For the season, Prescott has completed 62.7 percent of his passes for 519 yards and although he has yet to throw a touchdown pass, he has also not thrown a single interception. Defensively, Dallas is limiting the opposition to 21.5 points and 374 yards per game.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Dallas Cowboys are the easy pick in this contest whether Jay Cuter suits up or Brian Hoyer starts in his place. I know the Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games, but Chicago is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall. Despite being just 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, I like the new-look Cowboys to get the emphatic home win and narrow ATS cover against a Bears team that is a complete mess right now.

My Pick: Dallas 30 Chicago 20

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