Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys
Date and Time: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Week 11 NFL Odds at BookMaker.eu: Cowboys -7, 44.5
Ravens vs. Cowboys TV Coverage: CBS
On a short week after coming up with a huge home win and cover against the hated Steelers, it took the Ravens a full half of football to find their swagger against the wretched Browns. Down 7-6 and not getting much of anything done offensively, John Harbaugh and his staff made some fantastic adjustments that propelled the team to a decisive second half showing that saw them rattle off 22 unanswered points to secure their second straight win and cover.
For that win streak to remain intact, the Ravens must put an end to their current two game losing streak away from M&T Bank Stadium. They lost and failed to cover against both the New York Jets and Giants in those contests and enter this tilt 2-2 SU but just 1-3 ATS as visitors. With the ground game likely not able to do much against the Cowboys No. 3 ranked rush defense, it will be up to Joe Flacco to give his running backs some room to breathe by picking on a more porous Dallas secondary.
It’s been the same old song and dance for the Cowboys ever since Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot were inserted into the starting lineup in Week 1. The former has simply amazed as a rookie throwing for 2,339 yards and a 14:2 TD/INT ratio. He will likely be the main reason why the Cowboys pull this game out with Baltimore’s defense way more susceptible to getting beat through the air than on the ground.
This will no doubt be Ezekiel Elliott’s toughest test to date running into the teeth of the Ravens defense. He enters this Week 11 matchup off one of his best showings of the season in racking up 209 total yards from scrimmage and coming up with the death blow late in the game to lead Dallas to the thrilling 35-30 win over the Steelers. The TD jaunt was his third of the game.
This one all comes down to Elliot and company finding a way to solve the riddle that has been the Ravens rush defense. It ranks No. 1 in the league in allowing just 71.3 yards per game at 3.3 yards per carry; also No. 1 in the league. Terrell Suggs and his mates have allowed only a pair of 100 yard rushers all season with the last being Matt Forte nearly a month ago. Isaiah Crowell was the first back in Week 2, but Baltimore wasn’t fully healthy then. It just limited him to a paltry 23 yards on nine carries last week.
Ravens vs. Cowboys Free Picks
This has defensive white knuckled slobber knocker written all over it, and I can’t wait till these teams take to the gridiron Sunday afternoon! With playoff placement and win streaks on the line, we’re sure to get the best of what each side has to offer. With some extra time to game plan for Big D’s rushing attack, I can’t help but think Baltimore will be way up for the challenge of limiting what’s sure to be the NFL’s Rookie of the Year. That is unless Prescott steals it from him.
With the Ravens likely to limit the Cowboys rushing attack and Baltimore likely struggling to move the ball against Dallas’s defense consistently, this is going to be a game of field position that will likely be decided by a big play on special teams or a turnover. With the defense getting healthier, the under has cashed against the total odds at Bookmaker.eu in each of the Ravens last two games. Look for Dan Bailey to come up with one extra made field goal against Justin Tucker to lead the Cowboys to the hard fought win and non-cover.
Ravens vs. Cowboys ATS Pick: Under 44.5 at BookMaker.eu
Ravens vs. Cowboys Score Prediction: Cowboys 20 – Ravens 17