Week 13 of Thursday Night Football is here, and it’s time to take a look at the Cowboys-Saints betting odds at BetRivers.com. The Cowboys are still in first place in the NFC East by two games, but having dropped three of their last four games, Dallas is in need of a big win. The Cowboys are 2-1 against the NFC South this year, with their lone loss coming in the season-opener against the Buccaneers by just three points. Dallas is 8-3 against the spread this season but has covered just once in its last four games. The Saints enter Week 13 having dropped four straight games, and are 2-2 against the spread in that span. Four of the Saints’ last five games have hit the over, while only one of the Cowboys’ last five games has hit the over.
Longtime Poker broadcaster and sports bettor David Tuchman is here to preview the Cowboys-Saints betting odds for Week 13 and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager.
At 51-39 on the season heading into week 13, I am doing decidedly better than the Cowboys and the Saints as of late. Dallas with just one win in their last four tries and New Orleans have successfully lost their past four games. Let’s get to the Cowboys-Saints Week 13 betting odds.
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COWBOYS-SAINTS BETTING ODDS: WEEK 13
DALLAS COWBOYS (7-4) vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 2, 8:20 p.m.
CHANNEL: NFL Network/FOX
MONEYLINE: Cowboys -265 ML, Saints +225 ML
SPREAD: Cowboys -6.5
Taysom Hill is in for New Orleans after the Trevor Siemian experiment went as expected. Hill was 3-1 as the Saints’ starting QB last season so there’s a reason for optimism in New Orleans.
In Dallas, head coach Mike McCarthy is out for this game with Covid, but Amari Cooper is back – this is what we call a good trade if you’re the Cowboys.
As for the lines, most of the cash and most of the tickets are coming in on Dallas – we’ll be a bit contrarian here. I think Taysom Hill does enough with his legs to keep this game close and Dallas’ offense off the field.
New Orleans +6 is the play
Dak Prescott finally has all of his weapons this week – Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb are playing. While Jerry Jones mentioned that we should expect a heavy workload from Ezekiel Elliot and the Saints’ secondary is good, I still think Dak gets his.
OVER 1.5 TD passes for Dak Prescott
The total has slowly drifted down during the week. At 47.5, I was definitely leaning UNDER, but there wasn’t a ton of value here in my opinion. Now, that the total is at 46.5, we are going to pass on it. If you must bet the total, we’d still lean UNDER.
A couple of other props we’ll be firing involve the passing game for Dallas and well, the lack of passing game for New Orleans.
Zeke is more and more involved in the passing game and while he hasn’t been very effective, he’s still getting the receptions. That should continue tonight.
Ezekiel Elliot OVER 2.5 receptions
Player to have MOST receiving yards:
Amari Cooper or Tre’Quan Smith
Taysom Hill is not exactly known for his passing prowess. Dak gets his favorite receiver back. This shouldn’t really be all that close. Cooper was slumping before he missed a couple of games, but I expect Dak and the coaches to want to get him involved early and often.
Amari Cooper to have more receiving yards is the play