The Saints just slipped by the Atlanta Falcons last week although they did not cover the football betting odds. Here is a look at this premier matchup for Saturday night.
NFL betting saw New Orleans go to 13-0 last week even though they fell to 8-5 against the football betting odds since they did not cover the 10-point spread in the 26-23 win over the Falcons. In the victory, Drew Brees threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns but it was the play of linebacker Jonathan Vilma that saved the Saints from a defeat. Vilma had a big interception and a big hit late on fourth down to stop Atlanta running back Jason Snelling as the Saints held on to win. Brees was 31 of 40 in the game as he threw three touchdowns, two of which were to running back Reggie Bush.
Dallas has traditionally struggled in NFL betting in the month of December. They will not have it easy against this New Orleans team in the Superdome. The Saints have looked unstoppable on offense at home and the Dallas defense is going to be severely tested. It doesn’t help the Cowboys that they are 2-4 against the football betting odds on the road this season. They have lost their last two road games outright at New York and Green Bay. Going against the unbeaten Saints in the Superdome doesn’t seem like a favorable matchup for Dallas in NFL betting.
The Saints have done very well in this football betting matchup against the Cowboys, winning 7 of the last 10 games. They have also covered 7 of those 10 games versus the NFL betting line. The Saints have won five of the last six at home against the Cowboys. Five of those six games also went under the NFL betting total. That may not be the case this time.
This NFL betting game has the potential to be very high scoring since both teams have potent offenses. The Saints have been leading the league in scoring while the Cowboys are in the Top 5. The total on this game is high but it is tough to take New Orleans’ games under the total, especially when they are at home.