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Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys: Point spread and odds

The point spread, odds and betting preview of the NFL Week 13 game Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys.

Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys: Point spread and odds After getting some spanking from the bettors on Sunday (not to mention almost going broke if the Eagles were to beat the Patriots), the bookmakers exercised some caution and just now started publishing odds and point spread numbers on the upcoming game between the Green Bay Packers (10-1) and the Dallas Cowboys (10-1). The Thursday game between the two 10-1 teams promises a Super Bowl performance and the betting on it will reach record proportions, odds makers swear. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys is currently sitting at -7 points chalk the Cowboys. The betting odds on the game at Bookmaker are also favoring the Cowboys with money line -325 and the Packers will be underdog with odds +275.

What's at stake here - nothing. With the Packers confirming NFC North leadership by beating the Lions 37-26 on Thanksgiving and the Cowboys winning a breeze game against the Jets on Sunday to keep the NFC East title 3 games away from the Giants - there is not much at stake but the victory itself. Both the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys are looking forward to the 2008 Super Bowl and the Thursday match-up will pretty much show us who will play against the Pats next year, the Seahawks and the Buccaneers are both with 7-4 record. But whichever team gets the victory on Thursday, will also gain a physiological advantage in the playoffs - second to none. What will drive the bettors to this game is the "Lil' Super Bowl" ala Colts-Patriots. Action-packed football game between two teams that hate to lose this season.

 Statistics would hardly matter when the Packers meet the Cowboys, but for the sake of it - the Cowboys have the edge on the Packers. Dallas is leading on the offense with 405.2 yards, compared to Green Bay with 339.3 yards on average. The 'Boys are edging defensively as well, allowing 312.5 yards per game and the Packers - 323.8 yards. The Dallas Cowboys score more - 33.8 points per game on average (23.7 points Green Bay), but the Packers allow less points at 17.8 per game and the Cowboys allowing 24 points.

 Injuries must be watched closely, nothing major as of now, and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo insists that his injured right pinkie won't be a problem when the Cowboys face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. Dallas receiver Patrick Crayton missed Sunday practice and so did defensive back Anthony Henry, both questionable for the game against Green Bay. Packers cornerback Charles Woodson is still questionable after toe injury on Thanksgiving.

 The betting trends on the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys indicate that Green Bay is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 games and 2-6 against the spread in its last 8 games when playing Dallas. On the other side, Dallas is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games and Dallas is 9-2 straight up in its last 11 games when playing Green Bay. For the superstitious bettors - Brett Favre is 0-8 in his career at Texas Stadium.

 Published on 11/26/2007

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