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Cowboys vs Redskins: Thursday Night Football Odds, Analysis & Pick
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Week 13 in the NFL kicks off Thursday night with an NFC East battle as the Dallas Cowboys host the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Both sides sit one game below .500; any chance either side has at making a wild-card spot in the NFC rests on winning Thursday's matchup.
There's been a good amount of movement on the spread and total since the lines opened. The Cowboys actually opened at 2.5-point favorites before the public action pushed the spread to the other side.
The total opened at 44 before
Betting Line: Washington Redskins -1.5
At the time of publication, about 61 percent of the public were laying the points on the road and picking WAS.
62 percent of the action on the total has been on the OVER.
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- The total has gone OVER in six of the Redskins' last eight games.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games on the road.
What to Watch For
In three games without Ezekiel Elliot this year, the Cowboys have been outscored by 70 points. Just as important has been the absence of Sean Lee on the defensive side of the ball. The LA Chargers won 28-6 last week, moving the ball downfield with ease.
The Cowboys' defense is projected to force 1 takeaway Thursday night, with an even chance of an INT or a recovered fumble.
Washington QB Kirk Cousins heads into this week's matchup coming off a sub-par performance against New York where he threw for 242 yardsand multiple picks. The Redskins average 5.6 yards per play, tied for No. 8 in the NFL.
Cousins is projected to finish with 308 passing yards and 1-2 TDs. He averages nearly four times as many TDs per sim as he does INTs.
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