- Monday night football features the AZ Cardinals visiting the Dallas Cowboys as -1 point favorites with a total of 55 pts.
- Dallas Cowboys have won four consecutive games as home underdogs.
- Arizona Cardinals have yet to hit an over in 2020.
- The Cowboys are 4-1 on the over-under this season.
The Dallas Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football this week and for the first time since Jan. 3 2016, Dak Prescott won’t be the starting quarterback. Prescott suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation in Week 5 after starting the first 69 games of his career.
The Cowboys were scuffling even before Prescott went down this year. They are in first place in the NFC East, but they still have a losing record. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 3-2 and struggling to stay afloat in the competitive NFC West. Both teams are in the middle of the pack when it comes to Super Bowl odds.
The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Cowboys vs. Cardinals Week 6. This is one of the most compelling matchups of Week 6.
Cowboys – Cardinals MNF Week 6
Oddsmakers are projecting a close game on Monday night with the Cardinals at -1 on the spread line and -112 on the moneyline. Those moneyline odds imply that Arizona has a 53% chance at winning. This game is a toss-up right now.
The total points mark is set to 55, but there are some books where it’s up a bit higher at 55.5. Make sure you are taking the better odds depending on whether or not you want the over or under.
MNF Preview & Betting Angles
Prescott’s injury is the biggest storyline coming into this Monday Night Football matchup. It’s been so long since anyone else started at quarterback for the Cowboys that it’s impossible to know how they are going to respond. Andy Dalton has no shortage of starting experience which bodes well for Dallas, but he’s no Dak Prescott.
Dalton, 32, has 137 NFL starts under his belt including the playoffs. With that said, he is on the downturn of his career. Expect Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy to establish the running game early by leaning on Ezekiel Elliot. The fifth-year running back is averaging a career-low 72.8 yards per game this season, but he already has six total touchdowns in five games. The Cowboys are going to have to go to Elliot early and often on Monday.
The Cardinals are coming into this game relatively healthy. Kyler Murray is leading the Arizona offense with his arms and his legs, but he’s struggling with turnover issues. Murray already has six interceptions against just eight passing touchdowns this season. On the bright side, the second-year quarterback already has five rushing touchdowns, eclipsing his rookie mark of four. He’s also averaging an NFL-best 7.2 yards per carry.
During the offseason, the Cardinals made a blockbuster trade to acquire four-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. That trade looks like a highway robbery. Hopkins is leading the NFL in receptions (45) and receiving yards (528). No other Cardinals receivers have more than 18 receptions or 154 yards.
In terms of betting this game, there are some interesting trends to monitor. Most notably, the Cowboys are 0-5 against the spread this season and this will be the third time all year that Dallas comes into the game as an underdog. Following a Week 1 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals have been the favorites in every game. Arizona is 2-2 against the spread as the favorite.
When it comes to the total points, the Cowboys and Cardinals are polar opposites. The Cowboys have hit the over four times while the Cardinals have yet to hit the over in 2020 — they’ve gone under four times and pushed once.
A loss for the Cardinals would be a major hit to their playoff hopes. The path to a Wild Card berth would still be there, but it’s going to be hard to catch the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams as the season progresses.
Prop Bets Cowboys vs. Cardinals
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TD|
|Andy Dalton||24.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||289.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -152 | Un +122)|
|Kyler Murray||26.5 (Ov -+110 | Un -137)||289.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -210 | Un +165)|
|Running Backs||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush + Receiving Yards|
|Kenyan Drake||14.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||59.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Ezekiel Elliot||20.5 (Ov -1130| Un +105)||89.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||120.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Kyler Murray||N/A||42.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Chase Edmonds||N/A||21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receiving Yards||To Score|
|DeAndre Hopkins||6.5 (Ov -139 | Un +112)||82.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100)||+110|
|Amari Cooper||5.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||65.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||+135|
|CeeDee Lamb||4.5 (Ov -129 | Un +104)||61.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||+180|
|Larry Fitzgerald||3.5 (Ov -152 | Un +120)||40.5 (Ov +116 | Un -140)||+350|
How To Watch Saints vs. Chargers Monday
- Date: Monday, Oct. 19
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: AT&T Stadium (Dallas, Texas)
- TV: ESPN
Betting Picks & Score Prediction
This is a tough game to forecast given the loss of Dak Prescott. Stay away from the total points mark. The Cowboys are always hitting the over, but the Cardinals are on the under week in and week out. The variance there is too much to touch.
Take the Cardinals laying the point on Monday Night Football Week 6. The change from Prescott to Dalton might not doom the Cowboys this season, but it might take a few weeks to find a rhythm.
Final Score Prediction: Cardinals win 27-17
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