The Dallas Cowboys head to Levi’s Stadium for an NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Both teams won their Wild Card games easily, but Arizona sportsbooks expect a closer battle this weekend: they’ve installed the San Francisco 49ers as 3.5-point home favorites in the NFL betting lines. Confidence is high for the San Francisco 49ers going into their second playoff match. Last year, at the same stage, the hosts won this round, and with home-field advantage on their side, hope to launch a title run. The Dallas Cowboys, on the other hand, look to assert themselves as a genuine Super Bowl threat by taking a road win.
49ers VS Cowboys Betting expert picks
49ers VS Cowboys Moneyline
Go for the San Francisco 49ers to win (1.54) as your winning pick for the Moneyline.
The 49ers are riding a ten-game winning streak heading into this divisional playoff. The hosts are 14-4 for the season and 9-1 at home. On the other hand, a Cowboys win is priced at +165, with the visitors 5-4 on the road and 13-5 overall for this season.
Take the 49ers (-185) to win outright on the Moneyline for the upcoming game at Levi’s Stadium. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 5-0 in the last five matches.
49ers VS Cowboys Spread
Take the San Francisco 49ers -3.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
Judging by the 3.5-point spread on the betting line, the 49ers will beat the Cowboys, but the gap between the teams won’t be much more than a field goal. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 10.0 points.
The 49ers have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games. In terms of covering the spread, the 49ers have been a safe bet recently. They have covered the spread in their last two outings, going 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
The past five visits to Levi’s Stadium have seen the Dallas Cowboys end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard three times, with an average losing margin of 9.3 points. The visitors are 5-4-1 ATS in the past ten games on the road and 4-5-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
49ers VS Cowboys Total
Taking the Total over 46.5 (1.91) is the smart pick for this showdown.
The last ten head-to-head games saw an average of 43.4 points. Based on this stat alone, the total may end somewhere between 40 and 45 points when the Cowboys visit the 49ers.
The current total on this divisional playoff is 46.5 points, which is under the 47 points average seen in the past five rounds the 49ers and Cowboys have played out, but not by much either.
The over has proved a profitable pick, paying out in all five of the 49ers’ most recent games at Levi’s Stadium. When looking back on their last 10 matches (both at home and away), they are 7-3 in the over and under betting line.
The total went under in the last three matches for the Cowboys, who have an average total of 47.4 points across their 18 games for this season. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Cowboys, as the total has gone under in three of the past five matchups away from home.
San Francisco 49ers VS Cowboys Betting trends
- San Francisco 49ers have covered the spread in their last two games at Levi’s Stadium.
- San Francisco 49ers’ last five games at the Levi’s Stadium went over.
- Dallas Cowboys’ points total went under in their last three road games
San Francisco 49ers Form
The 49ers kicked off their playoff run with a bang, thrashing the Seattle Seahawks 41-23 in their wild-card game. In doing so, they improved to 10-0 for their last 10 games. Their record at Levi’s Stadium this season stands at 9-1.
The offense has continued to torment opposing defenses consistently, averaging 34.8 points in the last five matches. This leaves the 49ers’ tally for the season at 27.3 points overall. Visiting offenses normally struggle to break down the hosts’ defense, which has the first-best defensive record at home, having only allowed 15.6 points on their own turf and 16.7 points in all outings.
Last season, the 49ers were one game away from reaching the Super Bowl. After advancing through the NFC playoffs, they fell to defeat in the NFC Championship Game. It was a difficult end to an otherwise impressive year for the 49ers, who hope to prove they can go all the way this time around.
Dallas Cowboys Form
The Dallas Cowboys made a statement of intent by pummeling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-31 in their first playoff game, improving to 7-3 for their past 10 games. They are 5-4 on the road this season.
Going on the road doesn’t seem to hamper the Cowboys. They have the third-best offensive record away from home, averaging 25.3 points on the road and 27.7 points in their 18 regular season games. On the defensive side of the ball, the visitors have the sixth-best unit in football, allowing just 19.8 points on average and 19.9 points on the road.
The Cowboys have already done better this season than they did last year, when they lost in the wild-card round. The visitors clinched the fifth seed in the NFC Conference and ended up second in the NFC East during the regular season.
San Francisco 49ers VS Dallas Cowboys H2H history
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys 17-23 in their previous matchup at AT&T Stadium in January 2022. The 49ers have enjoyed the upper hand over the Cowboys from their previous ten matchups. The home side celebrated six wins to go 6-4 in this series and will look to continue their dominance at Levi’s Stadium.
The 49ers managed an average of 21.9 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Cowboys, who averaged 21.5 points.