Date/Time: November 22nd, 4:15 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from Bookmaker
Point Spread: Dallas -4
NFL Betting Game Trends
- Washington is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Dallas
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing Dallas
- Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
- Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
- Dallas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
- Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
- Dallas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington
You won’t find a more important game on Thanksgiving Day in football betting action this year than the one that will be played in Big D, as the Dallas Cowboys look to take down the hated Washington Redskins.
We’ve warned over the course of the last few weeks that the Redskins might be a dangerous outfit if they could ever figure out how to string some defense together. They hadn’t held a team to fewer than 21 points on the campaign before last week when they kept the hapless Philadelphia Eagles down to just two field goals with their backup QB Nick Foles under center. QB Robert Griffin III had four passing TDs, and he still has just three picks for the whole season. No moment is too big for him, and he has a chance to get his team back within just one game of the New York Giants in the NFC East with a victory. The squad is averaging 166.1 rushing yards per game thanks to the fact that both Griffin and fellow rookie RB Alfred Morris have over 600 rushing yards this year and are combining for over 1,500 rushing yards between them in just 10 games. The defense though, is still allowing 289.2 yards per game.
The Cowboys have a great history of playing on Turkey Day, and they’re hoping that this isn’t an exception. With the Giants playing the Green Bay Packers this weekend, there is a great chance to take the lead in the NFC East, as a win and a New York loss would put the two teams on level terms with Dallas holding the tiebreaker thanks to divisional record for the time being. QB Tony Romo has taken a bad rap for throwing too many picks, but over the course of the last few weeks, he really has been rather flawless. The much maligned signal caller led the team back from down 13-0 to the Cleveland Browns last week for an OT victory, and he now has three straight games without a pick. In all three games, he had a completion percentage of at least 70.0, and he has averaged 281.0 passing yards per game in that stretch as well. The offensive line has had problems blocking people, but the good news in this one is that several of the Washington pass rushers are hurting, and that could leave more time for Romo to get the ball down the field.
Dallas is going to be the trendy choice in this game, but we have to remember that this series is virtually always close. The last four games played here in Dallas have all been separated by three points or fewer, and that very well could be the case once again. We definitely want RG3 and more than a field goal on our side in a game that we view to be relatively evenly matched. Dallas 24 – Washington 21
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