Cowboys Vs Patriots

Week 12 in the NFL is nearly in the books with just the Seahawks and Washington Football Team set to go head-to-head during "Monday Night Football." This slate had no shortage of storylines, including that we now have a new No. 1 seed in the AFC in the Ravens, who overcame four Lamar Jackson interceptions to defeat the Browns. Not only was there movement throughout the ever-evolving playoff picture, but there were various other developments over the week that'll almost certainly impact the lines heading into Week 13. 

While we wait for Week 12 to officially wrap up, now seems like as good of a time as ever to begin our research into this next collection of games and see what the opening lines are for each contest across the upcoming slate. 

Week 13 early odds

(All lines from Caesars Sportsbook, all games on Sunday unless noted)

Cowboys (7-4) at Saints (5-6), Thursday 

Opening line: Cowboys -5

Both of these teams are coming off Thanksgiving losses, but there seems to be a solid amount of faith in the Cowboys, who opened as a five-point favorite. However, they'll be rolling into New Orleans without their head coach in Mike McCarthy, who will miss this matchup after testing positive for COVID-19. That news has brought this spread down to Cowboys -5.5 after it had jumped up to Cowboys -6 coming out of Sunday. Dallas is a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six games against the NFC, while the Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last seven against the conference, so things could be leaning favorably toward the Cowboys, despite losing their head coach. 

Giants (4-7) at Dolphins (5-7) 

Opening line: Dolphins -2.5

This has since jumped up to a full field goal advantage for the Dolphins, who have sneakily won four straight, including a 33-10 victory over the Panthers in Week 12 where Tua Tagovailoa completed 87% of his passes. Meanwhile, New York was able to grind out a win over the Eagles at home, but they could be in some trouble as they head down to Hard Rock Stadium, despite being 4-1 ATS in their last five. This season, the Giants are 1-4 straight-up away from MetLife Stadium. That trends positively for the Dolphins, who are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing record. 

NFL Week 13 early odds: Bills are field goal favorites over red-hot Patriots; Saints home dog to Cowboys

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NFL Week 13 early odds: Bills are field goal favorites over red-hot Patriots; Saints home dog to Cowboys

Cowboys 100: Facts and stats for Week 13 duel at New Orleans Saints

Source:WFAA8

Cowboys 100: Facts and stats for Week 13 duel at New Orleans Saints

Derry’s NFL Week 13 Picks: Saints break losing streak, upset Cowboys

Source:NOLA.com

Derry’s NFL Week 13 Picks: Saints break losing streak, upset Cowboys

Arizona Cardinals favored in games left vs. Bears, Rams, Lions, Colts, Cowboys, Seahawks

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Arizona Cardinals favored in games left vs. Bears, Rams, Lions, Colts, Cowboys, Seahawks

NFL Thanksgiving weekend football best bets: Cowboys win; Colts, Patriots stay hot in Week 12

Source:ESPN

NFL Thanksgiving weekend football best bets: Cowboys win; Colts, Patriots stay hot in Week 12