By Adam Thompson | | 4 mins
5 Cowboys-Saints Prop Bets & Betting Lines to Back on SNF
The unbeaten Dallas Cowboys invade the Superdome to face the New Orleans Saints for a marquee Sunday Night Football showdown. The Cowboys have won and covered all three games this season, while the Saints shocked the Seahawks in their first full game without Drew Brees.
Dallas enters Sunday night as a road favorite, but let’s take a look at some of the best bets fans of NFL betting should consider:
Cowboys-Saints Best Bets
|Cowboys -2.5||-109 |
|Total Points by the Road Team – Over 23.5/Under|| - 124|
|Highest Scoring Quarter – Third Quarter||+575|
|Cowboys Win by 1-13 Points||+155|
|Halftime leader/Fulltime leader – Cowboys/Saints||+800 |
All odds current as of publication but subject to change..
PICK 1: Cowboys -2.5
More often than not, New Orleans doesn’t win Sunday in Seattle. The Saints were outgained 515-265 in total yards but escaped with a six-point win thanks to a punt return and fumble return for TDs that helped build a 20-point lead. The Cowboys have only two turnovers through three games (and zero fumbles) so the Saints are less likely to get handed free points as they were in Seattle.
Dallas has poured on the scoring (31-35 points in each game) and Dak Prescott has been spectacular, averaging 307 yards per game while completing 75% of his passes. Only the Giants and Steelers are allowing more pass yards through the air than the Saints. Ezekiel Elliott should also be licking his chops as he faces a New Orleans defense that’s giving up 5.1 yards per carry.
Its lone home game this year, the Saints beat the Texans 30-28 on a 58-yard field goal as time expired as seven-point favorites, and that was with Drew Brees. New Orleans is on a 0-5 ATS home slide.
The line is available at -3 for +105 at BetMGM, but I like the extra half-point.
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PICK 2: Total Points by the Road Team – Over 23.5
The Cowboys have scored at least 31 points in all three games. Now they face a Saints defense that ranks 26th against the run and 31st against the pass and hasn’t allowed fewer than 27 in any game.
Prescott and Elliott are at the top of their form. Regardless of how the Saints’ offense is faring, look for the Cowboys’ offense to hit this 24-point plateau.
PICK 3: Highest Scoring Quarter – Third Quarter
The third quarter is rarely the highest-scoring quarter so we’re getting good odds here. What makes this game different is the teams playing in it. So far this year, the third quarter has been the highest-scoring quarter for both the Cowboys and the Saints.
PICK 4: Cowboys win by 1-13 Points
I think Prescott and Elliott are in line for a big night in the Big Easy against the Saints’ struggling defense. But let’s not expect a blowout. Drew Brees or no Drew Brees, the Saints are going to move the ball and score points of their own. These odds are far better than a -140 money line pick on the Cowboys.
PICK 5: Halftime leader/Fulltime leader – Cowboys/Saints
This one offers a big payout and it goes opposite the trends of other picks, but it’s worth a look. New Orleans has been a slow-starting team this season, averaging just 2.3 points in the first quarter and 8.6 in the first halves of this season. Dallas, on the other hand, averages 15 ppg in the first 30 minutes. It would not be a shock to see the Cowboys get off to another strong start.
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Backing a New Orleans rally comes at appetizingly high odds. The Saints have been a second-half team and this game is at the Superdome. The Saints have won five of the last six matchups with the Cowboys here, the last in 2015 when they rallied from a 10-7 halftime deficit. It’s not inconceivable for them to win this game. If they do, let’s hope it’s in thrilling comeback fashion again.