Las Vegas Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 11/25/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 12
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-7)
AT&T Stadium is where the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) will play the Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) on Thursday. Las Vegas opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The total comes in at 41.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders head into this game 5-5 for this season. In their last game, the Raiders faced the Bengals and went home with a loss by a final score of 32-13. Derek Carr finished 19/27 with 215 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 90.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. Darren Waller held an average of 16.6 yards per reception by totaling 116 yds on 7 receptions. Josh Jacobs was the rushing leader for the Raiders with 9 attempts for 37 yds (4.1 yds per attempt). In all, they tallied 47 plays which totaled 278 yards. The Las Vegas Raiders rushed the ball a total of 18 different times and totaled 72 yards, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Raiders gave up 159 yds on 38 tries, which is an average of 4.2 yds per run allowed. Las Vegas surrendered 20 completions on 29 tries for a total of 129 yds, and a completion rate of 69.0%.
Concerning scoring, the Las Vegas Raiders are averaging 22.3 points per contest. As a unit they hold an average of 83.7 yards via the ground game which ranks them 28th in the National Football League. The Raiders have tallied 3,733 total yards this season. Las Vegas has a total of 128 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 75 penalties for 675 yds. They have turned the ball over 12 different times (9 picks and 3 fumbles lost). In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Las Vegas has earned 16 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Raiders have allowed 2,208 yards which puts them in 6th in the NFL. They are conceding 220.8 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.3%. For the year, they are surrendering 352.9 yards per game putting them 16th in the league. They have conceded 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per run and 132.1 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,321 rushing yards through 10 games. The Raiders are ranked 25th in the National Football League regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 26.2 points per game.
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The Cowboys head into this matchup 7-3 for this year. In their last game, the Cowboys took a loss by a score of 19-9 when they faced the Chiefs. Tony Pollard carried the rock 7 times for 50 yards, ending the contest with 7.1 yards per carry for Dallas. Dalton Schultz had the best day in terms of receiving for the Cowboys, grabbing 6 balls for 53 yds (8.8 yards per catch). Dak Prescott finished the contest with 216 yards on 28/43 through the air while his QB rating was 57.9. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.02 yards. Dallas conceded 26 attempts on the ground for 126 yds (4.8 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary conceded a completion percentage of 62.2%, surrendering 244 yards on 23 out of 37 through the air. The Cowboys ended up finishing with 276 yards and they ran 64 plays (4.3 yards per play). Dallas ended up running for 5.1 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 82 yds on 16 attempts.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Cowboys sit 3rd out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 29.3 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Cowboys have thrown for a total of 2,843 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 284.3 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 5th out of all NFL teams. They average 133.8 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,338 yards in total. The Dallas Cowboys hold an average of 418.1 yards per contest which is good for 1st in the NFL. The Dallas offense has compiled 650 penalty yards on 77 infractions, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 8 interceptions while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 152 1st downs.
Dallas has allowed a total of 1,037 yards via the ground game (103.7 yards per outing) and 9 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have given up 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 251.9 yards per game, which puts them in 20th in the league. They have totaled 19 turnovers (4 fumbles and 15 interceptions) so far this season. In total, they have relinquished 214 total points. The Cowboys defense taken the field for 614 plays, which is good for 7th in the league. The Cowboys are relinquishing 21.4 points per game, which has them sitting 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7
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