Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 27, 2008
NFL Betting Preview
Seattle Seahawks (2-9) at Dallas Cowboys (7-4)
Thursday, 4:15 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Cowboys – 12.5 , Total 46.5
The Dallas Cowboys will look to win their third straight game and stay in the playoff hunt as they host the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving afternoon. The return of Tony Romo has sparked the Cowboys offense and Dallas looks like a playoff team again. Last week Romo hooked up with Terrell Owens on a number of deep passes in the Cowboys 35-22 win over San Francisco. Romo threw for 341 yards while Owens had 213 yards receiving. They could have similar numbers on Thursday against a Seattle secondary that is second worst in the NFL against the pass. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Cowboys at Home.
The Cowboys are tied with Washington for second place in the NFC East and need a win to stay close in the playoff picture. Romo has led the Cowboys to wins the last two seasons on Thanksgiving, as Dallas won by an average of 29.5 points.
Seattle may not present much of a challenge for Dallas. Even with the return of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, the Seahawks continue to lose. Hasselbeck has not played well in the last two games throwing a number of interceptions and making bad decisions. “To be honest, I can’t wait to play another football game, because (Sunday) was not my best effort,” Hasselbeck said. “I’m not playing up to the level that I am capable of. I’ve got to fix it quick.”
Former Dallas running back Julius Jones will get the start for Seattle despite the fact that Maurice Morris is playing better this season for the Seahawks.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 13. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Cowboys are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games in November. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Cowboys are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Cowboys are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. the NFC.
SBG Global Current Line: Cowboys – 12.5 , Total 46.5
The Under is 5-0 in the Seahawks last 5 games in November. The Under is 4-0 in the Seahawks last 4 games overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Seahawks last 7 road games. The Over is 4-1 in the Cowboys last 5 home games. The Over is 6-2 in the Cowboys last 8 Thursday games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Seahawks 2 out of 5 units
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