The New Orleans Saints are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Dallas Cowboys, and they'll take on the role of spoiler this Sunday when they visit the Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium.
New Orleans is just 1-3 SU and ATS over its last three games but is coming in off of a 41-0 win over Tampa Bay.
Dallas is 5-5 SU and 1-9 ATS over its last 10 games at home. The total has gone OVER in six of New Orleans' last nine games on the road and five of Dallas's last six games at home.
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including GTbets), while the total was hovering around 51 at most shops (including ).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 27-rated Saints taking on the No. 14-rated Cowboys in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 26-25 win for the Saints on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 23.4 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 27.1 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 294.8 yards per game, more than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 287 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Saints own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 146.7 yards per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 41-0 result against the Buccaneers on December 16. The Saints covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans comes off a game where it received a 4-TD performance from Drew Brees in defeating the Buccaneers 41-0.
In their last action, Dallas was a 27-24 winner at home against the Steelers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Dallas's aerial attack generated 341 yards and the Cowboys came away with a 27-24 victory over Pittsburgh at Cowboys Stadium.
New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 3-7
Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Saints at Cowboys trends to consider:
New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 12 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans home to Carolina, Sunday, December 30
Dallas at Washington, Sunday, December 30