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Lions vs Cowboys Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 7

Devon Platana
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys prediction, including NFL odds and best bets for Week 7.
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys prediction, including NFL odds and best bets for Week 7. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season is here, bringing even more exciting football matchups. Two offensively gifted teams are slated to square off when the Dallas Cowboys host the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Lions enter the contest having dropped three straight games, whereas the Cowboys will get a boost with quarterback Dak Prescott's return from injury.

Can the Lions snap their losing streak by winning their first road game of the year? Or will the Cowboys lengthen their opponent's skid by walking out victorious in Prescott's return?

Lions vs Cowboys Odds

According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, the Cowboys are a clear -290 favorite on the moneyline (6.5-point spread) in a game with an over/under of 48.5.

What should NFL fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?

Lions vs Cowboys Prediction and Best Bet

The Lions enter this matchup after having a week to rest due to their bye. They're hoping that the time off did some good considering that they were shut out 29-0 by the New England Patriots in their last outing.

Unfortunately for Dan Campbell's team, the Lions must face another tough defense this week. The Cowboys have the third-best scoring defense in the NFL this season, allowing just 16.3 points per game. Though the offense hasn't been eye-popping, the unit will improve now that Prescott is back under center.

With how bad the Lion's defense has been (giving up 24-plus points every game), it's hard to trust the road team. The Cowboys have a lot left to prove, but Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and co. shouldn't have any issues carving up Detroit's defense right out of the gate.

In addition to taking the Cowboys at -6.5 on the spread, I'm always backing the total hitting over 48.5 points. The average total of a Lions game this season has been 62 points. With the offensive pieces on both sides of the field, I can see that trend continuing.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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