Lions vs. Cowboys Week 17 Opening Odds Predict Bounce-Back Win for Dallas

Opening odds for Lions vs. Cowboys in Week 17 predict a convincing win for Dallas in a high-scoring contest.
The Cowboys have just 30 points over the last two weeks
The Cowboys have just 30 points over the last two weeks / Jim Rassol / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Cowboys narrowly fell to the Dolphins in Week 16 on a late field goal and now Dallas must face a fierce Detroit Lions squad this Saturday.

Detroit has two straight wins, though it could be due for a let-down after clinching a divisional title. Meanwhile, Dallas needs a win to maintain faint hopes of a No. 1 seed in the conference.

Oddsmakers certainly believe the Cowboys will bounce back, making them sizeable favorites in this Week 17 showdown. Let's take a look at the opening odds below.

Lions vs. Cowboys Week 17 Opening Odds

The Cowboys are six-point favorites with moneyline odds of -270 and a high total set at 53.5, implying we'll see a shootout between two of the NFL's best offenses.

Ultimately, oddsmakers expect Dallas to win thanks to an electric offensive performance. The Cowboys have just 30 points over the last two weeks, both losses, after putting up 30+ in five straight. Luckily for Dallas, the Lions rank 24th in opponent points per game (23.7).

Detroit is certainly a capable opponent, having covered the spread in three of their last four with a theoretical chance at the No. 1 seed as well. If you prefer a bet on the total instead of a side, the over is 6-1 in the Lions' previous seven games, indicating oddsmakers are right to expect a barrage of points.

That being said, the under hit in each of Dallas' last two contests thanks to underwhelming offensive efforts. If the Cowboys get back in the win column, improving on offense will be the key.

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