With our NFL best betting pick we select from the Monday Night Football contest between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. Kick off from Oakland is set for 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN is where you can watch this pro football preseason contest live. The NFL best bet tonight is playing on the Oakland Raiders at a pick against the Dallas Cowboys. Odds for this Monday Night Football pick are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up for this Monday Night Football contest with the home standing Oakland Raiders favored by -1 ½ points with a total of 34 points. The bettors favor the Dallas side is this game as they have moved the line a full point and a half to a current line of a pick. The total has seen over money as the game is now set at a pick. At a pointspread of a pick that means a money line wager on either the Cowboys or Raiders returns -110 odds.
The Cowboys and Raiders regularly meet in the preseason. Dallas struggles with pass protection for Tony Romo and we have seen Oakland have success getting to the quarterback. The Dallas line play has impacted the running game as DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones find difficulty finding space to run through. Dallas has gone with the youth movement on defense as their first four draft picks are on the defensive side of the football. The Raiders have Carson Palmer under center and will finally have a full training camp with his new club. Oakland has a good run blocking scheme that opens up holes for their running backs as they gained 4 ½ yards a rush carry in the 2011 season. The motivation for the Raiders tonight will be greater as they introduce a new coaching staff as Dennis Allen makes his debut as head coach tonight for the Silver and Black. Monday Night Football turns into a showcase game for Raiders second year pro Terrelle Pryor. Expect the Raiders third string quarterback seeing action for much of the second half on Monday. The feeling is with Pryor under center against the Dallas third and fourth string defense he will be able to make plays with his legs to produce scoring chances for Oakland. We often see points hard to come by in the second half as third string offenses have difficulty moving the football. With Pryor’s dynamics on the field the Raiders are the play tonight at online sportsbooks.