Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints - 11/29/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Orleans Saints (10-1) at Dallas Cowboys (6-5)
NFL Football: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys +7 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys meet Thursday in NFL action at AT&T Stadium.
The New Orleans Saints look to build on their 10-game winning streak while chasing the top seed in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints have won all five road games this season. Drew Brees is completing 76.4 percent of his passes for 3,135 yards, 29 touchdowns and two interceptions. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 18 games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,599 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Tre'Quan Smith has 22 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 133.1 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 706 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 23.3 points and 358.9 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 76 tackles, Cameron Jordan has eight sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.
The Dallas Cowboys look to build on their three-game winning streak to inch closer to an NFC East division title. The Dallas Cowboys have won four of their last five home games. Dak Prescott is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,427 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 14 games. Cole Beasley and Ezekiel Elliott have combined for 832 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Amari Cooper has 22 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 134.5 yards per contest, and Elliott leads the way with 1,074 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 19.4 points and 331.1 yards per game. Leighton Vander Esch leads the Dallas Cowboys with 93 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 8.5 sacks and Xavier Woods has two interceptions.
The Saints are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 23-9 ATS in their last 32 vs. NFC and 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cowboys are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Saints are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The under is 14-6 in Cowboys last 20 games overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Saints last 7 Thursday games.
The New Orleans Saints continue to beat the hell out of teams during this 10-game winning streak and each of their last five wins have been decided by at least 10 points. The Dallas Cowboys have improved quite a bit defensively over the last month and they're outscoring teams by an average of six points during their three-game winning streak. The New Orleans Saints have failed to cover nine of their last 13 games when a favorite of at least seven points. The Dallas Cowboys have covered six of their last eight games when an underdog of at least seven points. Getting a free touchdown with the home team on a Thursday night is tough to pass up and something I usually pounce on. However, the Saints are the best team in the league right now and have been winning games by double digits ever since their bye week. I also have little confidence Prescott can find the end zone enough to hang with Brees and company. I'll take the Saints and lay the number.