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Pick against the spread for Lions vs. Cowboys in Week 17 of 2023 NFL season

We give our pick against the spread for Lions vs. Cowboys in Week 17.

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The Detroit Lions face the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, December 30. The Week 17 matchup will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium. Both teams have already clinched a berth to the playoffs, but this game could affect NFC standings. With just two weeks left before the postseason begins, this game has serious implications for each team’s seeding.

The Cowboys enter as 5.5-point home favorites, with the total set at 52.5. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Lions vs. Cowboys, Week 17: Pick against the spread

The Lions (11-4) have struggled to keep up momentum in the second half of the season. They fell to the Packers and the Vikings and barely eked out a win over the Saints as November went into December. They may be back on their earlier path after a dominant win over the Broncos in Week 15 and a solid victory over the Vikings in Week 16, but the Lions are 3-3 ATS in their last six games and 1-1 ATS as underdogs this season.

The Cowboys (10-5) have now dropped two in a row, falling to the Dolphins by two points before getting crushed by the Bills, 31-10, in Week 16. Before the losses, Dallas grabbed a big win over the Eagles. This feels like a matchup that will allow the Cowboys to bounce back. They are on their home turf against a team that has been inconsistent as of late, they haven’t lost a home game all season, and their AT&T performances have been markedly better than their road starts. Cowboys win by at least a touchdown.

The Pick: Cowboys -5.5