The Dallas Cowboys will try to stay warm when they take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys (8-3), who are two straight and four of five, are coming off a 28-20 win over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day. The Colts (4-7-1), who have lost five of six, lost a 24-17 decision to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. It will be the team’s first meeting since 2018, a 23-0 Colts win at Indianapolis.
Kickoff from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Dallas is a 10.5-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Colts vs. Cowboys odds, while the over/under for total runs scored is 44.5. Before making Cowboys vs. Colts picks, you should check out NFL predictions and SportsLine projection model betting tips.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has grown more than $7,000 for players to $100 on top NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 155-110 run on NFL’s top picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model has also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the last six years on NFL direct picks and has beaten more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that time. Anyone who followed him is upstairs.
Now the model has set his sights on Colts vs. Cowboys and has just locked down his NFL picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines and trends for the Colts vs. Cowboys:
- Spread Colts vs. Cowboys: Dallas -10.5
- Colts vs. Cowboys over/under: 44.5 points
- Colts vs. Cowboys money line: Colts +400, Cowboys – 550
- IND: Colts are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games against teams with a winning record at home
- DAL: Cowboys are 7-0 ATS in last seven games in December
- Colts picks vs. Cowboys: See picks here
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Why the Cowboys can cover
Dallas is led by quarterback Dak Prescott, who completed 124 of 182 passes (68.1%) for 1,393 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has been picked six times, but has odds of 95.3. He also rushed 19 times for 71 yards (3.7 average) and a touchdown, while converting eight first downs. His best game came Nov. 20 at Minnesota, when he completed 22 of 25 (88%) for 276 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-3 win.
His main target has been wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who leads the team with 64 receptions for 857 yards (13.4 average) and five touchdowns. He has 16 explosive plays of 20 or more yards, including a season-high 35 yards, with 278 yards after the catch and 44 first conversions. In a 31-28 overtime loss at Green Bay on Nov. 13, Lamb caught 11 passes for 150 yards (13.6 average) and two touchdowns. See which team to choose here.
Why the Colts can cover
Even so, the Cowboys aren’t a lock to cover the Colts vs. Cowboys spread. That’s because Indianapolis is led by running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor had 98 scrimmage yards and his fourth rushing touchdown of the season last week. He’ll be looking for his fourth straight game with 90 or more yards from scrimmage and a rushing TD. He has 486 scrimmage yards (121.5 per game) in four road games this season and 855 scrimmage yards (142.5 per game) and seven touchdowns in his last six prime-time games. He needs 122 scrimmage yards to join Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk as the only players in franchise history with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in each of their first three seasons.
Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan, in his first season with the team, also helps propel the Colts. He completed 22 of 34 attempts (64.7%) for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception last week. Ryan has a 90+ rating in five of his last six starts against Dallas and a 90+ rating in four of his last five starts on Sunday Night Football. He needs 358 passing yards to reach 3,000+ passing yards for the 13th straight year. See which team to choose here.
How to Make Colts vs. Cowboys Picks
SportsLine’s model looks at total points. In fact, Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor is said to rush for nearly 90 yards and a score, while Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott will rush for nearly 250 yards and two scores. . It also generated a pick against the spread which cashes in over 50% of the simulations. You can only get the model choice at SportsLine.
So who wins the Cowboys against the Colts on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread takes more than 50% of the simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which way the Cowboys vs. Colts have spread, all from the forward model that’s risen more than $7,000 on its NFL picks since 2017, and find out.