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Thursday night’s NFC clash between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium is set to get underway at 8:20 on NFL Network.
There is hot and then there is red hot. I would take the Saints’ play in their last five games up another notch to white hot with five straight-up victories by double figures. Following a loss to Tampa Bay in Week 1, New Orleans has won its last 10 games SU and it has been able to cover against the spread at BetAnySports in its last nine games. The total stayed UNDER 61 points in last Thursday night’s 31-17 victory against Atlanta and it has stayed UNDER in four of its last six games.
Drew Brees had a relatively tame night against the rival Falcons with 15 completions on 22 attempts for 171 yards, but four of those completions resulted in a score. Alvin Kamara gained 89 yards rushing on 14 carries and the Saints surpassed the 30-point mark for the seventh time during this current winning streak.
Dallas has been able to string together three wins in a row both SU and ATS with a pair of road victories against Philadelphia and Atlanta before getting past Washington 31-23 on Thanksgiving as a seven-point home favorite. The Cowboys are 6-5 SU and ATS with the total going OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in four of their last six contests. They have covered in three of five home games this season.
As goes running back Ezekiel Elliott goes the Dallas offense. Give some credit to quarterback Dak Prescott, but Elliott has been the driving force over the past three games with 394 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 68 carries. Wide receiver Amari Cooper was added to the mix earlier this season and he came into is own against the Redskins with 180 yards receiving and two scores.
The Saints are picking up steam as this streak wears on and they should be able to post a sixth-straight double-digit victory on Thursday night to easily cover the current 7.5-point spread.