NFL PREVIEW AT YOUWAGER: SAINTS VS. COWBOYS

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints

Kickoff: Sunday, at 8:30PM Eastern

Line: New Orleans -6.5 Total: 54

Sunday night, online sportsbook bettors get to see two first-place teams duke it out, when the New Orleans Saints host the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have had an uneven run in the 2013 NFL football wagering season, but somehow, they have managed to be the top dog in the NFC East, at the moment. Given their ups and downs, it’s easy to see why Internet oddsmakers are skeptical. At YouWager, the Cowboys are 6.5 point underdogs in this game.

The Saints are coming to this matchup from their second loss of the season, after being beaten, on the road, by the New York Jets. Offensively, the Saints are averaging 27 points and 397.4 yards per game, and they are plus 6 in their turnover ratio. This season, quarterback Drew Brees has completed 6.1 percent of his passes for 2,672 yards, with 21 touchdowns. He’s thrown 7 interceptions and he’s been sacked 20 times. Pierre Thomas heads New Orleans’ running game. He’s rushed for 277 yards, made 39 catches, and 2 touchdowns. On defense, New Orleans is giving up 18.2 points and 333.1 yards this year, per game. This unit has claimed 9 interceptions, 6 sacks, and 10 fumble recoveries. After his recent concussion injury, Darren Sproles may not play on Sunday. Malcolm Jenkins, Cameron Jordan and David Hawthorne did not practice on Thursday.

The Dallas Cowboys are currently averaging 28.6 points and 342.8 yards per game. During the 2013 NFL football wagering season, Tony Romo has completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,553 yards and 20 touchdowns. He’s also thrown 6 six interceptions, and he has been sacked 19 times. On the ground, DeMarco Murray has rushed for 459 yards and made 3 touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes this year. On the other side of the ball, the Dallas defense is allowing opponents to score 23.2 points and grab 419.2 yards per game. That poor yardage average puts them at 31st in the league. The Cowboys may be leading the NFC East right now, but as one online analysts point out, this division was not very competitive in the first half of the 2013 football betting season. YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans can expect this division to get more intense as the season wears on.

The Cowboys are 5-1 against the spread when playing a team with a winning record. They are 5-2 against the spread after a victory, and 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games on the road. In the last 8 matchups between these two teams, Dallas is 2-6 against the spread. The Saints are 6-2 against the spread after a losing game. They are 4-3 against the spread in their last 17 home games against a team with a winning record on the road, and they are 12-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. At YouWager, the Saints are 6.5 favorites in this contest. The Total is 54. Game time on Sunday night is 8:30PM Eastern.

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