NFL Thursday Night Football Week 13 Preview and Pick
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
BetAnySports Game Line: Dallas -3.5
Total Line: 43.5
The Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings kick off Week 13 of the NFL season this Thursday night in an 8:25 p.m. start at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. This key NFC clash will be broadcast nationally on NBC.
Dallas at Minnesota Game Preview
The Cowboys remain at the top of the NFL at 10-1 straight-up on the year and they have been a sports bettor’s dream at 9-1-1 against the spread. They did fail to cover as 5.5-point home favorites with BetAnySports in last Thursday’s 31-26 victory against Washington, but they head on the road this week with a perfect 5-0 mark ATS in five previous road games. The total went OVER the closing 53-point line in last week’s win and it has gone OVER in three of their last five games.
Two of the main reasons why Dallas has a SU 10-game winning streak are a pair of rookies in Dak Prescott at quarterback and Ezekiel Elliott anchoring the running game. The biggest reason could be an offensive line that has this unit ranked fourth in the NFL in total average yards (407.6) and ranked third in points per game (28.7).
Minnesota’s fast 5-0 start out of the gate both SU and ATS has faded to a 6-5 record both ways following last Thursday’s 16-13 loss to Detroit as a two-point road underdog with BetAnySports. The total stayed well under the closing 42-point line and it has stayed UNDER in four of its last six outings. The Vikings have still been a good betting team at home this season with a 4-1 record ATS in their first five games at US Bank Stadium.
The Vikings’ offense under the guidance of Sam Bradford at quarterback has fallen all the way to last in the NFL when it comes to average yards per game (294.9). Their lack of a running game has really hurt their cause and with an average of just 71.1 rushing yards a game they are also ranked dead last in that category as well. The lone bright spot throughout this collapse has been a defense that is still ranked second in the league in points allowed (17.5).
Dallas at Minnesota Free Game Pick
At this point it is hard to go against Dallas despite failing to cover last week. This is especially true against a Minnesota team that continues to head in the wrong direction. Lay the 3.5 points with BetAnySports and take the Cowboys to win and cover this Thursday night.