Minty Bets, Jared Quay and Pamela Maldonado break down their betting picks for the Sunday Night Football matchup between Washington and Dallas.
MINTY BETS: It's time for a Sunday Night Football as we have an NFC East match-up between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are 10 and 1/2 point favorites at home, and the total is 46 and 1/2. I'm Minty Bets, joined by Pam Maldonado and Jared Quay, and we're here to give you our favorite bets for this game, starting with me.
Guys, I got to do it again. The Cowboys minus 10 and 1/2. Dallas' defense leads the league in interceptions, they're allowing their opposing quarterbacks to complete only 59% of their passes, and they've gotten much more rest than Washington. Nothing really is going right for Washington, so I got to go with the Cowboys again. Pam, what do you have for us?
PAMELA MALDONADO: I, too, am laying the points with the Cowboys. Taylor Heinicke, he is back in this lineup. Before COVID, he was dealing with an elbow and a knee issue, so I'm not entirely sure that he's 100% healthy in this. But these two teams did just play two weeks ago and the Cowboys were actually up 24-0, and they ended up winning 27-20 because the offense was a little suspect, but that was also with a healthier Heinicke.
But in that matchup, Heinicke had a season low, 44% completion, one touchdown, one interception, and he was sacked four times. As you mentioned, Dallas does lead the league in sacks plus turnovers per game. In that game, won't be in this game, is linebacker Cole Holcomb. He was the one who picked off Dak Prescott for a Pick-6 to put Washington up to 20 points. They still don't have a running back in JD McKissic. He was placed on IR. Running back Antonio Gibson, he's questionable with a toe injury.
Washington, they did just play on Tuesday. Now, they're potentially a lot more unhealthy this time around. This is a play moreso on the Dallas defense of giving Heinicke problems again. I'll lay the points with the Dallas Cowboys.
MINTY BETS: Jared, make it a sweep. You're on the Cowboys, too, right?
JARED QUAY: As much as I want to be-- and I feel bad now, because I'm going against you guys, and you guys are never wrong-- but I've got to take the Football Team, plus 10 and 1/2. This is a divisional game. As you said, they just played each other two weeks ago. In that match-up, they only lost by 7. The second half, they actually showed a roar, which I think they'll lead into this game with, and they threw four turnovers, one for a touchdown, and only lost by 7 points.
You're giving them 10 and 1/2 here. They got Heinicke back, and they have a good idea of what the Cowboys should do. Just off football knowledge alone, it's hard to beat a team twice, even harder to beat them twice in three weeks. So I just think this football team should keep it close. I don't think they win, but I definitely don't think they lose by more than 11 points? No, I'm fine. I'll take 10 and 1/2, please.
MINTY BETS: To recap our Sunday night picks, Pam and I are on the Cowboys to cover, and Jared has the Washington Football Team to cover. Bet $1.00 on any game and win $100 free. Sign up now at betmgm.com/yahoospecial.