Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints host the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Dallas opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 45. The Cowboys are 3-0-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Saints are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
09/22/19 LB Chris Covington Calf injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
09/22/19 WR Tavon Austin Concussion is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
09/22/19 DL Tyrone Crawford Hip is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
09/22/19 LB Luke Gifford Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New Orleans
09/20/19 S Xavier Woods Ankle is out indefinitely
09/17/19 DT Antwaun Woods MCL is out 4-6 weeks
09/17/19 WR Michael Gallup Knee is out 2-4 weeks
09/03/19 WR Noah Brown Knee PUP
09/03/19 G Connor McGovern Pectoral IR
09/03/19 WR Jon'Vea Johnson Shoulder IR
07/12/19 DE Randy Gregory Suspension is suspended indefinitely
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
09/22/19 DT Sheldon Rankins Achilles is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/22/19 WR Tre'quan Smith Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/17/19 WR Keith Kirkwood Knee IR
09/16/19 LB Alex Anzalone Shoulder IR
09/16/19 QB Drew Brees Hand is out indefinitely
09/03/19 DE Carl Granderson Legal problems PUP
09/03/19 T Chris Clark Knee IR
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys faced the Miami Dolphins and earned the victory by a score of 31-6. Ezekiel Elliott led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 125 yards by way of 19 carries which gave him an average of 6.6 yards per tote. Amari Cooper was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 88 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 14.7 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 19/32 with 246 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick during the game.
The Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 32 points per contest, which has them at 4th in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 179 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the NFC. For total yardage, they rank 1st among NFC teams and 3rd in the NFL with 1,444 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cowboys have compiled a total of 9 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the NFC East and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 14.7 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have conceded 738 yards. Teams are completing 62.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Dallas is allowing 90.0 yards per contest putting them 2nd among NFC East teams and 10th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush ranking them 11th in the conference and 21st in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 537 rushing yards through 3 games.
In their last contest, the New Orleans Saints took on the Seattle Seahawks and won by a score of 33-27. Alvin Kamara led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 69 yards by way of 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Alvin Kamara was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 92 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 10.2 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Saints was Teddy Bridgewater who went 19/27 with 177 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Saints step onto the field holding a record of 2-1. New Orleans needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 98 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 19th in the NFL. As a unit, they have a total of 293 yards rushing through 3 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Saints average 340 yards per contest overall putting them 21st in the NFL and 12th among NFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Saints currently sit at 2nd in the division and 11th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.0 points per contest.
The Saints are allowing 27.3 points per contest which puts them at 4th among NFC South teams and 26th in the NFL. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 82 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 135 yards per contest ranking them 26th in the NFL and 4th in the division. This year, they have conceded a total of 404 yards on the ground and 5 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the worst groups in the NFL. They are allowing 302 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Saints are currently ranked 15th among NFC teams. They have conceded 6 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -5.5
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