Dallas Cowboys vs New England Patriots Pick, Odds, Week 12 Prediction 11/24/2019
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England -7
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots play the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, November 24, 2019. New England opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 47. The Cowboys are 6-4-0 ATS and 7-3-0 when betting on the total. The Patriots are 3-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys went up against the Detroit Lions and won 35-27. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 29/46 with 444 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Ezekiel Elliott led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 8 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 45 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 2.8 yards per tote. Michael Gallup led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 148 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 16.4 yards per catch for that game. The Dallas Cowboys ran the ball a total of 24 times and totaled 75 yards earning them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 71 plays for a total of 509 yards. Overall, the Cowboys earned a total of 26 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 45 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas allowed 15 catches on 26 throws for a total of 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. Overall, they allowed 312 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Cowboys allowed 121 yards on 28 carries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Josh Schonwald on the Packers vs 49ers contest.
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 in 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 29 points per contest, ranking them 4th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 132 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the NFC. For total yardage, they sit in 1st in the NFC and 1st among all NFL teams with 4,446 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cowboys currently have a total of 21 passing TDs and 12 rushing TDs. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the division and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Cowboys have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 19.7 points per contest putting them 4th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have allowed 2,169 yards. Opponents are completing 65.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have allowed 11 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Dallas is allowing 105.2 yards per contest putting them 2nd among NFC East teams and 16th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per carry ranking them 9th among NFC teams and 15th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,319 rushing yards through 10 contests.
In their last contest, the New England Patriots faced the Philadelphia Eagles and won 17-10. Sony Michel paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 33 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Julian Edelman was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 53 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 10.6 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Patriots was Tom Brady who went 26/47 with 216 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks. The New England Patriots ran the ball a total of 22 times and earned a total of 74 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per run. For the game, they ran 71 plays for 298 yards. On the day, the Patriots earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 89 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New England conceded 20 catches on 40 tries totaling 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the ground, the Patriots conceded 81 yards on 21 attempts which means they had an average of 3.9 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded 255 yards and earned 1 turnover. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Seahawks and Eagles.
The Patriots head into this game 9-1. New England needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 91 yards on the ground per game, putting them 24th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 910 yards rushing through 10 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 Patriots average 360 yards per game overall putting them 16th in the NFL and 7th among AFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Patriots currently sit at 1st among AFC East teams and 3rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 28.7 points per game.
The Patriots are allowing 10.8 points per game ranking them 1st in the division and 1st among NFL teams. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 108 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 97 yards per game ranking them 10th in the league and 2nd among AFC East teams. For this season, they have conceded a total of 973 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the league. They are allowing 153 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Patriots sit in 1st in the AFC. They have allowed 4 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys +7 and under 47 total points
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