Monday Night Football Trends: Week 3

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes the ball during warmups prior to the game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField.
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Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys (Line: -4, O/U: 52)

Eagles Trends

Among the relevant trends here, the Eagles are 21-29 against the spread (ATS) over the last three-plus seasons. That’s a minus-$1,090 on a straight $110 bet. Within that timeline, Philadelphia has also endured negative ATS marks playing on the road (10-15 … minus-$650), facing NFC competition (16-22, minus-$820) and when chosen as the betting underdog (10-11 … minus-$210). On the plus side, the Eagles own a 9-5 ATS record for primetime games since 2018 ($350). After two weeks of 2021 play, the Eagles offense ranks second in team rushing (162.0 per game), 15th in total offense (381.0 yards per contest), 21st in scoring (21.5 points per game) and 22nd in passing (219.0 yards per contest).

Cowboys Trends

Among the relevant trends, Dallas posted a 5-11 ATS record last season (minus-$710), along with ATS marks of 3-5 at home (minus-$250), 3-9 versus NFC opponents (minus-$690) and 1-6 as the betting favorite (minus-$560). Dating back to the 2018 season, the Cowboys have a 6-7 ATS record during the month of September (minus-$170), which includes a 2-0 ATS mark for 2021 ($200). After two weeks of NFL play, Dallas ranks in the top 15 with total offense (fourth overall, 435.0 yards per game), passing offense (sixth overall, 306.0 yards per contest), rushing offense (seventh, 129.0 yards per game) and scoring offense (14th, 24.5 points per contest).

Total Trends

The Eagles have toppled the Over in just 15 of their last 34 games, dating back to the 2019 season (minus-$590). On the flip side, the Cowboys have eclipsed the Over 20 times in the same span of regular-season games ($460). All combined, that’s a 35-33 track record with the Over (minus-$130 or, if betting the Under, minus-$550). Regarding the Week 3 O/U of 52 points, when charting the NFC East rivals’ last six head-to-head meetings (dating back to 2018), the cumulative scoring average comes out to 43 points — considerably under Monday’s O/U figure. In other notable trends, for Monday night games, the Eagles boast a 7-1 ATS record versus intra-divisional opponents ($590). Also, Dallas has a 4-1 ATS mark in its last five meetings with Philadelphia ($290).