Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL Betting Free Picks 11-13-16
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, November 13, 2016
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Steelers -2.5. O/U: 49.5
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 21-14 loser on the road against the Ravens. They failed to cover the -3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (35) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 35-10 winner as they battled the Browns on the road. The Cowboys covered in the match as a -7-point favorite, while 45 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
While the dust is still settling in regard to the presidential election, the spirited debate involving the quarterback saga of “America’s Team” shows no signs of ending. Dallas Cowboys veteran Tony Romo (back) has been a full participant in practice this week, but rookie quarterback Dak Prescott likely will be under center against the host Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday when the storied franchises meet at Heinz Field.
“Take nothing away from Tony. He’s been doing it at a high level. When you’re winning football games, it’s really hard to replace that one spot,” said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who knows a thing or two about Dallas’ modern-day, made-for-television drama. Roethlisberger, like Prescott, had taken advantage of a strong running game and solid defense to win his first 13 starts of his rookie season in 2004 after replacing Tommy Maddox. A fourth-round selection, Prescott threw for three touchdowns and fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott (NFL-leading 891 yards) rushed for two as the Cowboys won their seventh straight game with a 35-10 rout of winless Cleveland on Sunday. Roethlisberger wasn’t as fortunate as he returned following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee to complete just 23 of 45 passes in a 21-14 setback at Baltimore.
Dallas: Team record: 7-1 SU,7-0-1 ATS
Over the first few weeks of the season, it looked as though a QB controversy might be brewing I Dallas. Tony Romo was ruled out for weeks with an injury, and rookie Dak Prescott came in and looked very good. There is no controversy now, though, as this has become Prescott’s team. The Dallas Cowboys are 7-1 on the season, and the young QB is a very big reason for that record. They are 4th in the league in PPG, and they have achieved that by Prescott being ridiculously efficient, while the running game has carved out a lot of yards every single week. The Cowboys are unbeaten on the road so far this season, and have a shot to maintain that against a struggling Steelers team.
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas’s last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh: Team record: 4-4 SU,4-4 ATS
The Steelers are in a bit of a freefall now, as they have now lost 3 straight games. The reason for the slump is obvious, as the running game has stalled. It also hasn’t helped that Ben Roethlisberger has been out or playing hurt in all 3 of those games. It’s hard to believe that the Steelers are 26th in rushing this season, and that Le’Veon Bell is yet to make a consistent impact on the field. That said, you still get the sense that this team is very dangerous, and they are still 8th in PPG. The Steelers have been money in games where they are favorites by less than 3 points, and have gone 2-0 ATS this season with that number, and 6-1 ATS over the last 3 years.
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Dallas
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas