[4:25 PM] Cowboys @ Packers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Cowboys (4-1)

@ Green Bay Packers (3-1)


Current odds:

Dallas Cowboys: (+200)

Green Bay Packers: (-240)


ESPN simulations have Dallas as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Green Bay to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Packers by 4 points.

While Elliott is averaging a robust 5.01 yards per attempt, the stingy Packers are yielding just 2.0 per carry and 42.8 per game – although they have some questions within their own backfield. Eddie Lacy is uncertain if he’ll play on Sunday after exiting last week’s 23-16 win over the New York Giants with an ailing ankle and backup James Starks is nursing a knee issue and dealing with a death in the family. The only two running backs on the roster, Lacy and Starks combined for 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s 28-7 rout of Dallas on Dec. 13.

Dak Prescott had a pair of touchdowns (one rushing, one throwing) last week and has an NFL rookie-record 155 passing attempts without an interception, prompting many in the rabid fan base to question whether he should remain at the helm when veteran quarterback Tony Romo returns from his back injury. Slot receiver Cole Beasley quietly leads the team in receptions (27) and yards (332) and reeled in his first touchdown grab in last week’s 28-14 victory over Cincinnati. Wideout Dez Bryant (knee) was limited in practice Thursday and hasn’t ruled out suiting up for Sunday’s contest at Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers hasn’t looked as dominant as in prior years, as his 56.1 completion percentage in 2016 is a far cry from the 65.9 percent he averaged from 2008-2014. The two-time NFL MVP has treated the fans at Lambeau Field to a historical-best 109.2 passer rating at home and has seven touchdowns without an interception in five career encounters with Dallas. Trusted target Jordy Nelson (NFL high-tying five TDs) has reeled in a scoring strike in each game this season and also found the end zone in the last meeting with the Cowboys.

Green Bay LB Clay Matthews has recorded a sack in four straight games overall and has 3.5 sacks and a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown in four career meetings with Dallas.

Cowboys LB Sean Lee has recorded double-digit tackles in four of five games this season.

Packers WR Davante Adams has a touchdown in back-to-back contests.


StreakSmarts Pick: Green Bay Packers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick