5 Most Popular Bets and Prop Bets for NFC Wild Card Round: Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers
The Dallas Cowboys are America's team. So of course, many bettors are going to be backing the Cowboys over the 49ers in today's NFL Wild Card game.
The Cowboys put together a fantastic year behind Dak Prescott, who returned from a nasty injury last season. He's put the Cowboys in a great position offensively, but the defense might not be up to par with the offense. What does the public think will happen? Here are the most popular bets for the 49ers vs Cowboys Wild Card match-up via Bet MGM.
Cowboys vs. 49ers Most Popular Bets
49ers +3 (-110) (Bet $110 to Win $100)
The public and sharp money are on the 49ers. The 49ers should be able to run all over an inconsistent Dallas Cowboys rushing defense in this game and I think the public agrees with my thinking here.
Dallas will want to earn some takeaways, but if the Cowboys can't stop the run, the 49ers should be able to limit those interceptions and keep pounding the rock behind Elijah Mitchell, Deebo Samuel, and even Brandon Aiyuk. 54 percent of the bets and 51 percent of the handle are on the 49ers +3 in this game. It's the most interesting game of tonight's slate.
Over 50.5 (-110) (Bet $110 to Win $100)
Bettors see this game as a game that will have many points. 67 percent of the bets are on the over 50.5 while 88 percent of the handle is on the over 50.5.
The 49ers are an interesting defense and have a really good pass rush that could chaos. The Cowboys also have a solid pass rush but have just been very weak against the run. This is a tough game to predict, but it'll be an exciting one to watch.
Top Prop Bets for Cowboys vs. 49ers
Ezekiel Elliott to score 1st Touchdown (+700) (Bet $100 to Win $700)
Deebo Samuel to Score Anytime Touchdown (+100) (Bet $100 to Win $100)
Deebo Samuel Over 29.5 Rushing Yards (-115) (Bet $115 to Win $100)
The public loves to bet the first touchdown scorer. It's a lottery ticket but an educated one. If the Cowboys get anywhere close to the red zone, they're going to want to limit a potential turnover and look to rush the ball with Elliott to score a touchdown. At +750 odds, there's nothing wrong with this bet if you're sprinkling some money on it.
On the other hand, there are plenty of bets backing Deebo Samuel in tonight's game. He's a threat in the backfield and as a pass-catcher, so an anytime touchdown would work whether it's a receiving or rushing touchdown. Samuel has also reached 30 or more rushing yards in nearly every game in the second half of the season and most bettors have noticed his potential in the backfield as well.
There's nothing wrong with betting on Samuel to dominate in today's game knowing how bad the Cowboys can be against the run.
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.