The Dallas Cowboys (12-4) and the Washington Commanders (7-8) square off in an important NFC East battle. The Cowboys already earned a playoff spot in the NFC. However, they will look to potentially clinch the top overall seed in the NFC. Meanwhile, the Commanders will look to play spoiler after getting eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to the Cleveland Browns 24-10. Who will win this NFC East contest? Let’s take a closer look at the best bets below along with a free NFL Betting Pick.
NFL Week 18 Betting Odds and Preview for Dallas Cowboys at Washington
Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview: Cowboys Look to Battle for Top Overall Seed
When they go to the Washington Commanders in Week 18, the Dallas Cowboys will try to finish the regular season with 13 victories for the first time since 2016. The Cowboys recently defeated the Tennessee Titans by a score of 27-13, and they will look to continually improve their winning streak to three games.
Expect no starters to rest up for this game because Dallas is still vying for the NFC East championship and the top seed in the NFC. Back in Week 4, the Commanders were utterly destroyed by the Cowboys by a score of 25-10, and Dak Prescott was not even present due to an injury.
Dallas ranks eighth in total offense averaging just over 365 yards and a second-best 28.8 points per game. In addition, their defense ranks 13th, surrendering 331.5 yards and 19.8 points per game.
Washington Commanders Betting Preview: Commanders Turn to Howell in Week 18
The Cleveland Browns defeated the Commanders 24-10 on Sunday, effectively ending the Commanders’ playoff bid. Washington’s season was a roller coaster after starting off 1-4, and then going 6-1. They suffered their third straight defeat and ultimately disqualified themselves from playoff contention.
The quarterback has been Washington’s biggest question mark this year. Ron Rivera benched Taylor Heinicke in favor of Carson Wentz, and after throwing three interceptions, quarterback Carson Wentz was once again benched by Rivera in favor of Sam Howell, who will start against the Cowboys.
The previous three weeks have simply seen the Commanders disintegrate. In that time, they have averaged just 14.0 points scored, and 27.0 points surrendered. Additionally, the Commanders have failed to cover each of their last four contests.
Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Commanders Betting Odds and Lines
According to MyBookie, the Dallas Cowboys enter this matchup as 5.5-point favorites (-110) in their matchup against the Washington Commanders. In terms of the moneyline, the Cowboys are -250 to win as road favorites, while the Commanders have NFL odds of +200 as home underdogs. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under is listed at 40 points (-110) on MyBookie.
Free Betting Pick
Mike McCarthy should have the Dallas Cowboys ready and fighting at a chance to improve their playoff position and potentially win the NFC East. While the Commanders are officially eliminated from playoff contention, they will still have plenty to for as rookie quarterback Sam Howell will be making his first start with everyone else fighting to be a part of Washington’s future.
Be that as it may, the bottom line here is the Cowboys boast one of the top offenses in the NFL, while their defense has been just as special, leading the NFL with 32 takeaways on the year. Dallas is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in Washington against the Commanders and are 10-3-1 ATS versus teams with a losing record. Dallas should crush the Commanders in this contest.
NFL Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys (-110)