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San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick & Prediction JAN 16TH 2022

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49.5o -106
-4.5 +105



Wild Card weekend is full of some awesome games to watch, and this one is definitely one of them. The San Francisco 49ers and their offense head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. San Francisco’s defense will be put to the test against the No.1 scoring offense in the NFL. Will they pass with flying colors or fail and exit the playoffs after one game?

The Dallas Cowboys have a test of their own in this one. The test is whether or not they can be more than just a regular-season contender. This team needs a title under its belt, and they can get started with a win here. The 49ers’ offense might not be as flashy as Dallas’s, but they’re definitely efficient. The Cowboys will rely on their defense to shut them down on Sunday.

49ers vs. Cowboys Betting Odds


MONEY LINE: 49ers (+139) vs. Cowboys (-159)

SPREAD: 49ers +3 (-105) vs. Cowboys -3 (-115)

GAME TOTAL: Over 51 (-105) vs. Under 51 (-115)

49ers at Cowboys Preview for Wild Card Round

The 49ers finished the year with a 10-7 regular-season record. They had some rough spots through the year concerning consistency, though. The areas where this was most common was against high-powered offenses. They lost to the Cardinals twice and lost to the Colts’ elite running game 30-18. Their defense has holes in it that great offenses can exploit with ease.

Unfortunately for them, they’re going against the No.1 scoring offense in the NFL. On average, the Cowboys put up 29.44 points per game. They’re also second in the NFL in passing yards per game, averaging 282.35 yards per game. With all the weapons the Cowboys possess, the 49ers might be in over their head. We’ll have to wait and see how they perform on Sunday.

Right from the beginning of the game, we think the Cowboys will try a deep shot. They’ll want to test the 49ers secondary, who only allows 206.47 passing yards per game. If that doesn’t work, they’ll attack the ground with Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard. It’s a great idea and is a good way to see how prepared their defense is. Of course, the Cowboys have the most faith in their own.

Even if the first two drives don’t go the way the Cowboys plan, their defense has their back. The Cowboys’ defense creates turnovers out of seemingly thin air. With Micah Parsons terrorizing quarterbacks, Jimmy Garoppolo won’t have time to breathe. This gives the Cowboys’ offense all the support they’ll need against the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers at Dallas Predictions

49ers 20 - Cowboys 28

This is a really small spread; only three points make up the margin in this one. San Francisco went 9-8 against the spread this season, but one thing really stands out. The 49ers had only a few big wins over teams with great offenses. They’re playing the Cowboys in Dallas, adding even more pressure to the team. We just don’t see the 49ers being able to win or cover here.

This leaves us taking the Dallas Cowboys -3, and we’re great with that pick. Dallas finished the season with a 13-4 ATS record, better than their regular-season record of 12-5. Their offense, along with the defense’s ability to create turnovers, will lead them to a win. Take the Cowboys to win this game, cover the spread and move on.


1. In their last ten meetings, the Cowboys are 7-3 against the 49ers.

2. San Francisco is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games against Dallas.

3. Dallas has gone 5-1 against the spread in their last six games.

Best Bet: Dallas Cowboys -3

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