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Thanksgiving NFL: Raiders at Cowboys

The Oakland Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their past six road games as they prepare to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the middle game of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day tripleheader on Thursday afternoon.

Oakland, despite its weak SU mark, has been an ATS surprise so far this season at 7-4 for NFL bettors. The Cowboys, however, have them beat in that category as they own a league-high eight ATS victories heading into this game on Thursday.

The Cowboys topped the Raiders 24-7 when they last met in November 2009. Dallas was a 13.5-point favorite that day.

Since then, they have not performed well in this role of solid home chalk. The Cowboys are just 1-9 ATS in their past 10 as home chalk of seven or more points.

This season the Cowboys are 6-5 overall and 8-3 ATS against the number, while the Raiders are 4-7 and 7-4 ATS. As for the totals, Dallas is 6-5 on the OU, and Oakland is 4-6-1.

View Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys Odds and Stats.

Bettors who were going with the Cowboys in this one found them listed as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors at TopBet have seen that number set earlier in the week at 45.5 for Thursday's game.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Cowboys) and the No. 28 (Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 24-18 result in favor of the Cowboys is predicted by handicapping models.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 23-19 result against the Titans on November 24. The Raiders failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 42 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dez Bryant hauled in 9 passes for 102 yards against the New York defense in the team's last game, leading Dallas over the Giants 24-21 on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 5-ranked offense (27.09 PPG) against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 20 at 24.45 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 246.55 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (258.09 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Raiders feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 125 yards per game. Dallas, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

A few Raiders at Cowboys trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Oakland is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 18 games
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Dallas is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at New York, Sunday, December 8th
Dallas at Chicago, Monday, December 9th

 

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