Cowboys vs. Dolphins Week 16 Opening Odds Forecast Project Pain to Continue

Oddsmakers expect a close loss for the Cowboys
The Cowboys saw their five-game winning streak snapped to the Bills in Week 15
The Cowboys saw their five-game winning streak snapped to the Bills in Week 15 / Jamie Germano/Rochester Democrat and

Dallas saw its five-game winning streak snapped in embarrassing fashion against the Bills and now take on the Dolphins in a critical matchup for the Cowboys' hopes at the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Miami dominated the New York Jets 30-0 in Week 15, rebounding from a tough loss to the Titans a week prior. However, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are banged up, so Dallas may be catching Miami at the right time.

Opening odds give the Dolphins an edge, likely due to home field advantage. Let's see how oddsmakers are viewing the game below.

Cowboys vs. Dolphins Week 16 Opening Odds

Dallas is a slight 1.5-point underdog in Miami with +102 odds on the moneyline and a total set at 51, implying a high-scoring affair that ends close.

The Cowboys are 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games but just 2-4 ATS in their last six on the road. On the other hand, the Dolphins are 6-2 ATS over their previous eight contests in Miami, so the Cowboys will have their hands full trying to prove they can win on the road.

These are explosive offenses, ranking first and second in points per game, though the under hit each of the last two weeks for Dallas and in Miami's win over the Jets as well.

It's a pivotal game for each team's playoff hopes. They're both in the race for a No. 1 seed, though both would be effectively eliminated in a loss.

Dallas is obviously still reeling from Sunday's loss to the Bills, so another matchup with an AFC East contender won't make fans feel great. But Miami hasn't exactly looked invincible this season. The lost soundly (31-17) to the Eagles earnier in the year, and they're still just one week removed from that ugly 28-27 loss to the Titans. This is not an unbeatable football team, and Dallas could certainly bounce back in this spot.

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