New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/29/2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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The New Orleans Saints travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5.
The Saints have an ATS record of 9-2-0 while their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 9-2-0 against the spread
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
11/25/18 T Terron Armstead Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
11/22/18 WR Dez Bryant Achilles is out for season
11/08/18 WR Cameron Meredith Knee IR
10/24/18 G Josh LeRibeus Ankle IR
10/18/18 WR Ted Ginn Jr. Knee IR
09/26/18 CB Patrick Robinson Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Neck IR
09/04/18 DB Rickey Jefferson Knee IR
09/04/18 RB Shane Vereen Finger IR
09/04/18 WR Travin Dural Arm IR
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
11/26/18 RB Ezekiel Elliott Hip is probable Thursday vs New Orleans
11/25/18 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
11/25/18 WR Tavon Austin Groin is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
11/25/18 T Tyron Smith Stinger is questionable Thursday vs New Orleans
11/20/18 TE Geoff Swaim Wrist is OUT 3-4 weeks
11/07/18 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 409. They have run 718 plays this season for 4,583 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Saints average 6.4 yards per play, which is 1st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 282 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 1,464 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the NFL. They've run 344 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 59 times for 575 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,135 yards this season. He has completed 272 passes on 356 attempts for a completion percentage of 76.4%. His quarterback rating is 127.3. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
New Orleans is 10th in the league in points allowed on defense with 256. They have surrendered a total of 3,948 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has given up 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 274 passes on 397 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, placing them 13th and 17th in the National Football League. The New Orleans pass defense has also given up a total of 3,143 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 224 attempts for 805 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. The Saints have committed 55 penalties for 513 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.2% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 15 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 387 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 22.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 47 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,130. The New Orleans Saints have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 22, which is 11th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 95.7%. New Orleans Saints kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 43 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,116 yards on 24 punts, averaging 46.5 yards per punt. That places them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,479 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 304 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 60 times for 508 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 234. They have run 679 plays this year for 3,674 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 211 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 219 throws while attempting 336 passes for a completion percentage of 65.2%. He has passed for 2,427 yards this year. He averages 11.1 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 93.2.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 279 attempts for 1,030 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 53 penalties for 379 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL. Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 213. They have given up a total of 3,642 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 253 throws on 366 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Cowboys pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,612 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 26 field goals this season and made 22, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.6%. Dallas kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,052 yards on 45 punts, averaging 45.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and are averaging 5.1 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 166 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 23.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,154.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Saints -7
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