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How the public is betting Falcons vs. Cowboys

The Cowboys are favored in this Week 1 matchup, but bettors are uncertain.

Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons shakes hands with Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys after the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys square off in Week 2, both looking to get on track after a Week 1 loss. The Falcons were thumped by Seattle 38-25, in which Russell Wilson thoroughly lit them up. The Cowboys lost 20-17 to the Rams, struggling to get anything going in the fourth quarter and coming up short.

The Cowboys have been favored throughout the week and four-point favorites heading into game day. The total for the game is 53.5. The Falcons are +155 underdogs and the Cowboys are -180 favorites. We’ve got a look at DraftKings Sportsbook betting splits to give us an idea of where the public is at on this divisional matchup.

Falcons @ Cowboys betting splits

The betting public has been split on this one. 53 percent of total point spread bets are on the underdog Falcons, but 55 percent of total handle is on the favored Cowboys. On the other hand, 56 percent of total bets and handle on the moneyline are on the Cowboys to at least get the win. Bettors expect a shootout, with 85 percent of all money on the over.

The Falcons will be without defensive end Charles Harris and cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who have both been ruled out. Defensive tackle Marlon Davidson is listed as doubtful. All three are reserves. Atlanta could also miss left tackle Jake Matthews, who is questionable with a knee injury.

The Cowboys have starting cornerback Anthony Brown and left tackle Tyron Smith both listed as questionable. We likely won’t find out their statuses until inactives are released at 11:30 a.m. ET. Both are starters, but Smith is particularly critical in this one.

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