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Zylbert’s Wild Card Over/Under: Will Seahawks-Cowboys Exceed Scoring Expectations?

Jan 05, 2019 5:00 PM EST
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USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: (left) Jarran Reed (90), end Frank Clark (55), Ezekiel Elliott (21), Dak Prescott (4).

Betting odds: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys

Over/Under: 43
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV: FOX


Zylbert’s 2018 NFL Over/Under Betting Record: 9-8-2, Even
Last Week’s Result: Chargers-Broncos Over 41 (loss)

*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit


There’s no denying that the Cowboys and Seahawks are built well on both sides of the ball, showcasing success through their offense and defense that, on the surface, makes this affair a tough matchup to decipher regarding the side and the over/under.

Russell Wilson just enjoyed arguably his best campaign as a pro, recording career-bests in passer rating (110.9) and touchdown passes (35) — those numbers actually ranked him in the top three in each category. Additionally, Wilson matched a career low with just seven interceptions.

Wilson is 8-4 for his career in the playoffs, remarkably winning at least one game in each of his six previous trips to the postseason. He’s just a winner whom can always be trusted in pressure spots.

While he has to go up against a solid defense, it’s one Wilson is capable of handling. Seattle yields a lot of sacks (51), but Dallas was a middle-of-the-pack team in that department this season.