Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers (10-7) will visit AT&T Stadium to face Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys (12-5) in a Sunday afternoon NFL Wild Card Weekend game. The 49ers roll into the NFL playoff bracket with plenty of momentum. San Francisco won four of its last five games, while Dallas put up 50 points in two of its final three outings.
Kickoff from AT&T Stadium in Dallas is set for 4:30 p.m. ET. Dallas is a three-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 51 in the latest 49ers vs. Cowboys odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before locking in any Cowboys vs. 49ers picks, you need to see what SportsLine's resident 49ers expert, Micah Roberts, has to say.
Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20-plus years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. He is 7-4 against the spread in his last 11 NFL picks, for a profit of $265.
In addition, Roberts has gone an astounding 9-0 in his last nine picks involving San Francisco. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Roberts has locked in on 49ers vs. Cowboys from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can only see his 49ers vs. Cowboys pick at SportsLine. Here are several NFL Playoff odds and Wild Card betting lines for 49ers vs. Cowboys:
- 49ers vs. Cowboys spread: Dallas -3
- 49ers vs. Cowboys over-under: 51 points
- 49ers vs. Cowboys money line: Dallas -160, San Francisco +140
- DAL: Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as favorites
- SF: 49ers are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in January
Why the 49ers can cover
San Francisco trots out one of the best defenses in the league. The Niners are ranked third in total defense with 310 yards allowed per game. They have a solid linebacker duo in the middle of this unit, as Fred Warner has logged a team-high 137 total tackles along with seven tackles for loss. The BYU product has recorded at least nine total stops in seven games, including three matchups with double-digit tackles. His best outing came in the Week 17 game against the Houston Texans, when Warner had 15 total tackles and one forced fumble.
Azeez Al-Shaair is second on the team with 102 total tackles with nine tackles for loss. Al-Shaair finished with at least 10 stops in four games. The FAU product tallied 15 total tackles in the Week 13 battle against the Seahawks.
Why the Cowboys can cover
Quarterback Dak Prescott finished the year seventh in passing yards (4,449), tfourth in passing touchdowns (37), and ninth in QBR (54.9). Prescott has tossed for more than 300 yards in five games. The Mississippi State product ended the regular season on a high note. Prescott went 21-of-27 for 295 yards with a career-high five passing touchdowns.
Dallas has one of the top 1-2 combos in the league at receiver with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper. Lamb hauled in a team-high 79 passes for 1,102 yards and six scores. The 2020 first-round pick had three games with more than 100 yards receiving. Cooper was second on the team with 865 yards on 68 grabs while securing eight touchdowns. The Alabama product reeled in two touchdown passes over the final three weeks of the season.
How to make 49ers vs. Cowboys picks
Roberts has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Over on the point total, he has also discovered a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He's only sharing what it is and which side of the Cowboys vs. 49ers spread to back at SportsLine.
Who wins Cowboys vs. 49ers on NFL Wild Card Weekend 2022? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. 49ers spread to jump on, all from the NFL expert who's 9-0 on picks involving the 49ers, and find out.