Against The Spread: Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys
Here's how several betting sites for NFL are pegging this game odds-wise:
|Las Vegas Raiders spread||+7||+7|
|Dallas Cowboys spread||-7||-7|
Let's begin with one of the Thanksgiving day matchups — Raiders at Cowboys, which presents a good against-the-spread opportunity. Why? Because Las Vegas is tail spinning more than any other team in the NFL.
Las Vegas are losers of three in a row, the last two by double digits too. Troubles are apparent on both sides of the ball. The defense can't stop a nosebleed. The offense has no run game and its passing game lacks weapons so bad that they had to sign soon-to-be 35-year-old DeSean Jackson. Now they have a short week on the road, a tried-and-true recipe for disaster.
Of course, Dallas still has to cover that touchdown spread. Its usually high-octane offense mustered a mere nine points last weekend so it's not like they don't have question marks themselves. But that's nothing the tradition of playing on Thanksgiving can't fix. With extra eyes on the game, we expect the Cowboys to dial back up the offense and blow out the struggling Raiders.
Over/Under 44 points: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
|Over 44 points||-110||-110|
|Under 44 points||-110||-110|
The winner of this game will decide who the number-one team in the AFC is and despite the stakes, the best online sportsbook are giving this Titans-Patriots matchup one of the lowest over/unders of the week. And honestly, the bookies are on to something.
Let's be honest, without Derrick Henry, Tennessee just isn't as difficult to gameplan for. And let us remind you, few coaches know how to gameplan against Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill more than Bill Belichick. The two dueled twice a year during Tannehill's seven-year stint with the Dolphins. Do you think Belichick hasn't figured him out by now? And without Henry to fall back on, Tannehill will be asked to do more on Sunday, which we doubt he'll be able to do against Belichick's schemes.
That's the opposite approach Belichick will have with his own signal-caller, Mac Jones. The Pats have won five straight games with Jones playing "safe" football. He's not making bold throws, but with that, not making errors either. Still, that's an offense that takes a "play not to lose" approach, which isn't conducive to high scoring.
You can sense where we're going here — hammer the under. This will feel like a "playoff" game given the stakes, which trend on the low-scoring side anyway.
Against The Spread: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
|Cleveland Browns Spread||+4||+4|
|Baltimore Ravens Spread||-4||-4|
Our spread betting advice on Cleveland at Baltimore hinges on Lamar Jackson's playing status. The dynamic thrower and runner missed last weekend's game with an undisclosed illness but said he "felt good" on Monday. Assuming he's good to go on Sunday, we expect Jackson to do what he routinely does against the Browns — dominate them.
In six career games versus Cleveland, here is Jackson's stat line — 1540 yards of offense, 67 completion percentage, 14 touchdowns, and four turnovers. More importantly, the Ravens are 4-2 in those games with Jackson under center.
Helping his matters is this up-and-down Browns defense. Some weeks, it looks like one of the NFL's best. Other weeks, it looks like a bottom-5 defense, including in a recent game against the Patriots where they were torched for 45 points. If Mac Jones can do that, then Jackson should have no problems. We sense he'll use his feet and arm to torch the inter-division rivals and cover the four-point spread with relative ease.
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