NFL Thanksgiving Picks: Redskins vs Cowboys Predictions
Thanksgiving is here and for NFL fans it is a bounty of big game. The NFL triple-header features some of the best teams in the league fighting for playoff sports. Although it is rivalry week in college football, the NFL schedule also features bitter rivals meeting on the field. With all due respect to the Bears vs Lions and Falcons vs Saints, the Cowboys vs Redskins could be the biggest rivalry. Here is our betting breakdown with the Redskins vs Cowboys predictions.
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Redskins vs Cowboys Odds
These teams do not like each other and with the NFC East at stake, you know that this is going to be a good game. The Cowboys are the home team and they opened up at (-9) in this game. This is because the Cowboys are playing good with two straight wins and the Redskins will be without Alex Smith. The Cowboys are getting the bulk of the bets (58%) but the line has dropped and now can be found at (-7) at the best sportsbooks to bet on Thanksgiving football.
Redskins vs Cowboys Preview
Colt McCoy gets the call for the Redskins and he will do his best to get this offense moving in the right direction. The offense has been so bad that NFL bettors that have bet on the under in the last six Redskins game have gone 4-2. The Redskins do not get enough credit for a defense that is fifth in the NFL in points allowed at 19.8 per game. They will have the tough task of trying to stop Ezkiel Elliot who has 273 yards rushing in the last two games.
Redskins vs Cowboys predictions
The Cowboys are a very popular bet, but this line is just too high. The underdog in this series is an amazing 31-10 ATS in the last 41 meetings. That is because in a rivalry game both teams always fight to the end. The Redskins have covered 16 of the last 21 games after a straight up loss and the Cowboys are just 1-7 ATS at home against a team with a winning record. The Redskins prove that they can win without Smith in a big game on Thanksgiving!