I went back and forth on the total, leaning towards the under which often plays on TNF. I never really considered the Saints after what they put me through to end my lovely Thanksgiving. Spite isn’t a good gambling tactic, but I’ll allow it this week. So it might be a square bet, but I’m on the Cowboys to cover on Thursday Night Football. Also might throw in a small teaser on the Cowboys and under.
Cowboys -4.5 over Saints
With the recent performance of Trevor Siemian, Sean Payton has held his cards close to his chest on who will be taking the most snaps on Thursday. It’s being thrown around that Taysom Hill might be the guy, and either way I have zero confidence in this Saints offense with both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram being limited even if one/both do return to put up points on this overachieving Dallas defense so far this season.
On the Dallas side, they’ve put up 33 and 43 on offense in two of the past three weeks, with the one exception being against a KC defense playing out of their mind against a Dallas offense without both Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb (Cooper will likely still be out but Lamb is playing). The Saints passing defense is 5th worst in the league giving up 7.8 yards per attempt, so I expect the Dak and the Cowboys offense to cruise to an easy win and cover.