The New Orleans Saints will try and remain unbeaten as they host the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a game that should be very popular on the NFL Network. The Saints have not been winning easy lately but they still haven’t been beaten. The Cowboys on the other hand continue to struggle in the month of December.
New Orleans is a 7-point favorite with a total of 53.5 at SBG Global.
The Saints have already won a franchise record 13 games this season and they have clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs. They still want to clinch the top overall seed in the NFC and they want to remain unbeaten so they will be playing with purpose on Thursday. In the last two weeks the Saints have had three point wins over Atlanta and Washington. “What’s important to me is that we’re making the plays in crunch time. When we’re called upon to make them, we’re making them,” said quarterback Drew Brees, “We call that being battle-tested. They’re only going to get harder from here on out. We’re going to get everyone’s best game.”
The Cowboys are 8-5 on the NFL betting season and suddenly in danger of missing the playoffs. Dallas simply has not done well in the month of December. Last year they went 1-3 in December and they are already 0-2 this month. The Cowboys are a game behind Philadelphia in the NFC East. “This team has got to stick together and make it happen,” tight end Jason Witten said. “You can’t wait. You can’t wait anymore.”
New Orleans has owned the Cowboys in this series, wining the last five meetings. Each of those wins was in the month of December. Three years ago, Brees threw for 384 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-17 win over the Cowboys. The Saints have won the last five against Dallas by an average of 14.2 points per game.
The Cowboys are 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 games in December. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings against New Orleans.
The Saints are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite. The Saints are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
The Under is 5-1 in the Cowboys last 6 games overall. The Over is 14-4-1 in the Saints last 19 NFL betting home games.