New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick

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New Orleans Saints
vs.
Dallas Cowboys

Date/Time: December 23rd, 1:00 P.M. ET

Television: FOX

NFL Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Dallas -2

Total: 51.5

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NFL Betting Game Trends

New Orleans Saints

  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’s last 12 games when playing Dallas
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
  • New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
  • New Orleans is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road

Dallas Cowboys

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’s last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
  • Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
  • Dallas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games at home

 

Game Overview

NFC playoff dreams will be on the line on Sunday afternoon when the Dallas Cowboys play host to the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 NFL betting action.

The Saints are technically still in the playoff race, but they are going to need to win these last two games and get a minor miracle to happen to get there. More realistically, the club is just trying to finish out a disappointing season at .500 to start rebuilding for next year when Head Coach Sean Peyton will have the chance to return. QB Drew Brees is still trying to get to 5,000 yards for the second straight year, but he needs to put up 665 yards in these last two games to reach that point. The ground game has been a real problem this year as well. There isn’t a man that has more than 510 yards on the ground, and RB Mark Ingram and RB Pierre Thomas haven’t even combined for 1,000 yards between them on the campaign. Head Coach Sean Payton always knew how to get the most out of this team, but now that he is suspended for the season, the team is in the midst of a problematic campaign that is going to likely end with a sub-.500 mark.

Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones always has a watchful eye over his team, and he is going to be in a very festive spirit for the holidays if his team can lock down this victory. Win this game and win next week against the Washington Redskins, and the NFC East title will belong to the Boys. Anything less, and it is going to be incredibly difficult to get into the second season. QB Tony Romo has a chance, with two good games, to set a career high in passing yards this year, as he has thrown for 4,269 yards and 22 scores. Romo has an excellent crop of receivers, but his defense at times, has been lax. The club did make the play of the year to this point though, when DB Brandon Carr picked off QB Ben Roethlisberger for the pick that ultimately beat the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Still, the team has allowed an average of 28.5 points per game over the course of the last four weeks.

Prediction

That defense really scares us at this point. The Saints don’t exactly have a stellar defense by any stretch of the imagination, but the unit did pitch a shutout last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The road team has won four in a row in this series, including three games by the Saints, all of which have come on Thanksgiving Day or later. New Orleans 30 – Dallas 24

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Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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