Lions visit Cowboys as 6.5-Point Road Dogs

Sunday the Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Detroit Lions in an NFC wildcard round playoff game where two of the top players on the field will be wide receivers from both teams.

The NFC East champion Cowboys have Dez Bryant, while the Detroit Lions have who is considered the top receiver in all of football Calvin Johnson.

Fans of the NFL will be treated to a special game with both receivers.

On the Bovada and betonline prop boards, Bryant is sitting on 86.5 receiving yards while Johnson is on 94.5.

Each of the two receivers is capable of putting up huge number on the day, but Detroit’s Johnson and Matthew Stafford the Lions quarterback have not clicked this season, as they did so successfully last year.

In 8 of the 13 games Johnson played during the regular season, he was under 94.5 yards. Part of the problem this season has been an injured ankle he suffered during midseason.

In addition, the Dallas defense has allowed a receiver to gain over 94.5 yards receiving only seven times this season.

On the Detroit side, the Lions have allowed opposing receivers to pass 86.5 yards receiving only seven times.

Many feel the UNDER on that will cash since Dallas is dedicated to establishing a running game with the NFL’s top back in DeMarco Murray.

The number of receptions each will get and any touchdowns they will score will be equally important to their respective clubs.

Dallas is favored by 6.5 points with the point total sitting on 48.

Dallas is 12-4 straight up and 10-6 against the spread and has been one of the NFL’s better teams to play this season.

Detroit on the other hand is 11-5 SU and 7-9 ATS and the only playoff team with a losing season record against the spread.

Dallas under Jason Garrett as head coach, is 13-2 SU when a favorite by 6.5 points or more. However, against the spread in that role, the Cowboys are just 4-11.

Since 1978, favorites playing at home with a point spread of 6.5 points or higher are 26-10 SU and 21-15 ATS during the wildcard round.

Dallas is 3-5 against the number at home on the season, and 6-5 against the spread on the season as a favorite.

On the road, Detroit is 2-6 against the spread. The Lions are 0-3 ATS in their past three games.

Dallas is 22-18 outright and 21-19 against the spread during the playoffs since 1978.

Detroit is 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS during the postseason since 1982.

Detroit is winless in the postseason since 1991, when they defeated Dallas during the divisional playoffs.