Eagles favored over Cowboys among NFL Week 11 betting lines
With Ezekiel Elliott suspended, Sean Lee reportedly out three games with a hamstring injury, and offensive lineman Tyron Smith questionable this week with a groin injury, it’s no surprise the Philadelphia Eagles start the week as 3.5-point favorites at the Dallas Cowboys.
Although Elliott earned most of the headlines last week, the Cowboys (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) evidently missed Smith and Lee just as much – if not more – against the Falcons. Up against Smith’s backup, Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn sacked Dak Prescott six times.
The Eagles come out of the bye week at 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread this season. During their active seven-game win streak the team is averaging 33.3 points per game. Tight end Zack Ertz – who missed Week 9 – used the bye week to heal up and is on track to start against the Cowboys. Philadelphia might be 7-3 in their last 10 road games coming out of their bye, but remember, most of those wins came under Andy Reid.
With their 41-16 dismantling of the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots improved to 7-2 on the season, but only 5-4 ATS after covering the 7.5 points on the road. They’ll take their five-game win streak south of the border as 7-point favorites when they face the Raiders (4-5, 3-5-1 ATS) in Mexico City in Week 11.
After losing four straight, Oakland won two of three games before their Week 10 bye, but the defense allowed 29.3 points per in those games. With how bad New England’s defense has looked, the O/U at 52 is not a shock in what could be a high-scoring affair at a high elevation.
The Patriots are 2-0 in international play since 2009 with a 45-7 win over the Rams and a 35-7 win over the Buccaneers in London. Last season, the Raiders beat the Houston Texans 27-20 inside Mexico’s Azteca Stadium.
And the Atlanta Falcons (5-4, 3-6 ATS) will likely be without starting running back Devonta Freeman (concussion) when they travel to face the Seahawks in Monday night’s primetime matchup. Seattle (6-3, 3-5-1 ATS) may be 3-point favorites at home, but will have to adjust to life without Richard Sherman who tore his Achilles last week.
On top of that, the team’s struggling offensive line now must face the aforementioned Adrian Clayborn off his six-sack performance. Atlanta is 4-3 SU and 2-5 ATS at Seattle dating back to 1985. And although they lost to the Seahawks 26-24 last season, they managed to cover the 6.5-point spread.
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