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Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 13

By Squawka NFL

Published: 14:39, 2 December 2021

The New Orleans Saints (5-6) bring a four-game losing streak into a matchup against the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Caesars Superdome. Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite in the contest. The game has a 47.5-point over/under.

Cowboys vs Saints predictions

Squawka predictions for Cowboys vs Saints
ATS Total Score prediction
Saints (+4.5) Over (47.5) Cowboys 26 Saints 23

Last three results

Cowboys recent betting insights

  • Dallas is winless against the spread and 0-3 overall in its past three contests.
  • Dallas has gone over the total once in its past three contests.
  • The Cowboys and their opponents have combined to score an average of 53.3 points in their last three games, 5.8 more than the 47.5 over/under in this matchup.

Saints recent betting insights

  • New Orleans is winless against the spread and 0-3 overall over its past three games.
  • New Orleans has hit the over once in its past three games.
  • The Saints and their opponents have combined to score an average of 43.3 combined points over their last three games, 4.2 less than the 47.5 over/under in this matchup.

Cowboys vs Saints head-to-head

New Orleans holds a 3-2 advantage over Dallas in the past five matchups between these two squads. New Orleans has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, recording 114 points while Dallas notched 98.

Cowboys vs Saints betting odds

Cowboys vs Saints betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Cowboys -4.5 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110

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Cowboys vs Saints betting insights

Cowboys trends

  • Dallas has compiled an 8-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 4.5-point favorites or more, the Cowboys have an ATS record of 3-3.
  • This season, Dallas’ games have hit the over six times out of 12 chances.
  • This year, the Cowboys score 7.0 more points per game (29.6) than the Saints allow (22.6).
  • Dallas is 6-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall this season when the team records more than 22.6 points.
  • The Cowboys collect 76.1 more yards per game (419.8) than the Saints give up per contest (343.7).
  • When Dallas amasses more than 343.7 yards, the team is 8-2 against the spread and 7-2 overall.

Saints trends

  • New Orleans has covered the spread five times this year (5-7-0).
  • The Saints are winless against the spread when they are 4.5-point underdogs or more (0-1).
  • This year, New Orleans’ games have hit the over six times out of 12 chances.
  • The Saints score 23.4 points per game, comparable to the 22.7 the Cowboys allow.
  • New Orleans is 4-2 against the spread and 4-2 overall in games when it scores more than 22.7 points.
  • The Saints collect 60.1 fewer yards per game (309.4) than the Cowboys give up (369.5).
  • In games that New Orleans picks up more than 369.5 yards, the team is 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 overall.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Cowboys and Saints
Cowboys Stats Saints
303.2 Pass yards 209.9
278.5 Pass yards against 266.5
127.5 Rush yards 111.2
107.3 Rush yards against 91.9
+4 Turnover differential +4

 

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Player betting tips

Cowboys top players

  • Dak Prescott has thrown for 2,932 yards while connecting on 69.4% of his passes (261-for-376), with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions (266.5 yards per game).
  • Prescott has thrown for a touchdown eight times this year in 11 games played, including multiple TD passes eight times.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for a team-high 720 yards (65.5 per game) and scored eight touchdowns. He also averages 20.7 receiving yards, hauling in 38 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown.
  • Elliott has scored at least once on the ground six times this year, with multiple rushing TDs in two of those contests.
  • CeeDee Lamb has 50 receptions for a team-high 740 yards (67.3 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Lamb has caught a touchdown pass in four of 11 games this season, and scored multiple receiving TDs twice.
Select player props for the Dallas Cowboys
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Dak Prescott 289.5 (-115) 16.5 (-107)
Ezekiel Elliott 61.5 (-110) 18.5 (-111)
CeeDee Lamb 1.5 (+121) 75.5 (-114)

Saints top players

  • Trevor Siemian has 1,083 passing yards (98.5 per game) and a 57.2% completion percentage, throwing nine touchdown passes and three interceptions.
  • Alvin Kamara has racked up a team-high 530 rushing yards (48.2 per game) and scored three touchdowns. He has added 32 catches for 310 yards, also tops on the team, with four receiving touchdowns.
  • Mark Ingram II has 499 yards on 137 carries (41.6 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Deonte Harris has 27 catches (45 targets) and paces his team with 427 receiving yards (38.8 per game) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Marquez Callaway’s stat line this year reveals 27 catches for 396 yards and six touchdowns. He puts up 36.0 receiving yards per game.
Select player props for the New Orleans Saints
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Trevor Siemian 204.5 (-117) 4.5 (-103)
Alvin Kamara 44.5 (-111) 24.5 (-113)
Deonte Harris 3.5 (-115) 36.5 (-114)

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