NFL Betting – New Orleans at Dallas on Thursday

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The New Orleans Saints are favored in NFL betting on Thanksgiving as they visit the suddenly resurgent Dallas Cowboys.

The Saints have played well recently winning their last three games and they look like the defending Super Bowl champs.  They are favored in this game at SBG but the Cowboys under Jason Garrett have been worth an NFL bet and that is something you couldn’t say earlier this season.

Saints 7-3 SU, 5-5 ATS
The Saints have really looked good winning and covering their last three games. They have gone from a 4-3 team to a 7-3 team and they are getting healthy. It is possible that either Reggie Bush or Pierre Thomas could return in this game which would help their offense even more.  If the Saints could add a running game to the passing of Drew Brees they would be extremely difficult to stop.

Cowboys 3-7 SU, 3-7 ATS
The Cowboys have to be looked at differently with Garrett as head coach.  Throw out what they did earlier as they are simply a different team now. When you make your NFL bet you might want to look just at what Dallas has done in their past two games. Dallas now has an efficient quarterback in Jon Kitna, explosive receivers in Miles Austin and Dez Bryant and a defense that is at least trying.

Shootout in Big D?
It is very possible this game will be a shootout. The Saints are looking explosive again on offense while the Cowboys have been a totally different team with Jason Garrett as head coach.  Drew Brees is likely to have a huge day for the Saints while Jon Kitna should put up big numbers for Dallas. Kitna threw three touchdown passes last week for Dallas and he ran for another score. The Cowboys are simply a different team with Garrett as head coach. Kitna was 18 of 24 for 147 yards and three TDs and now has won more games this season than Tony Romo.

Recent Series History
The Saints have won and covered in NFL betting in four of the last five meetings in this series. The teams met two years ago in New Orleans and the Cowboys won 24-17. The last time they played in Dallas was in 2006 when the Saints won 42-17.

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