The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to be contained this season, as they remain the only undefeated team this year in the NFL. Up next for the Steelers are the struggling Dallas Cowboys, who will prove that they are no sitting ducks for Ben Roethlisberger and company.
Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2020
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (odds)
Regular Season Record: 7-0
The Steelers victimized a legitimate Super Bowl contender in Week 9, as they contained Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in a 28-24 win. It was not an easy win though, as the Steelers needed to get it together in the second half to outlast their archrivals. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 182 yards (21/42) and two touchdowns and without an interception, while James Conner rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Count on Big Ben to have a much better outing against Dallas, which is last in the league with 33.2 points surrendered per contest. The Steelers’ defense got bent but not broken by Baltimore, which was to be expected. At the end of the day, the Steelers remain a stingy defensive team that is poised to give Dallas a whole lot of troubles, especially since the Cowboys are going to be starting a quarterback who’s far from QB1 potential. The Steelers are ranked second in DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) and sixth in scoring defense, allowing just 20.3 points per game. After giving up four sacks to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, the Cowboys’ offensive line is looking very prime for another round of abuse on the field, as the Steelers are No. 1 in the NFL with 30 sacks and tied for second with 11 interceptions.
The Steelers are 3-0 against the spread in their last three games away from home.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (odds)
Regular Season Record: 2-6
After trying Ben DiNucci as the starter in Week 8’s 23-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road, the Cowboys are reportedly contemplating between Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush as their starter for Week 9’s meeting with the Steelers. Whoever quarterback gets the nod to start, however, does not inspire much confidence for Dallas, which is putting up 23.1 points per game but scored just a total of 22 points in the last three contests. The Cowboys have to get running back Ezekiel Elliott just give him all the touches he can, as there’s only so much Gilbert of Rush can do to uplift the team’s suffering offense. Elliott has gotten just 12 rushing attempts in two of Dallas’ last three games. Against Pittsburgh, Elliott should see way more. The Steelers’ defense is arguably the best in the league, but the Ravens exposed it a bit on the ground after Gus Edwards and company rushed for 265 yards and a touchdown on 47 carries in Week 8. There should be a concerted effort for the Cowboys to shift into a run-heavy team. As of the end of Week 8, Dallas is just 30th in the league with a 36.27 rush play percentage.
The over is 5-1 in the Cowboys’ last six games at home.
The Steelers win, 33-17.
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