|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Dallas Cowboys hit the road for Indianapolis to take on the Colts this weekend. They are coming off a close loss to the reigning Super Bowl Champs the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving day. The Colts also lost in Week 12, at home to the Chargers. The Dallas Cowboys last game was on Thanksgiving. The Indianapolis Colts last played on Sunday Night football. Therefore, the Cowboys have had three more days to prepare for greatness. The Colts have been playing without many of their offensive weapons. These include Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, Mike Hart, Anthony Gonzalez, and Austin Collie. They've also been without many of their linebackers and Bob Sanders, damaging the defense's effectiveness.
The Colts offense relies on precision and perfect timing, and it's hard to replace that with inexperienced backups. Manning hasn't been able to be as productive in the past few weeks. When betting on football note that the Colts have the NFL's #1 passing offense, an area where the Cowboys have struggled to defend. The Cowboys passing defense is ranked 23rd, and their opponent QB rating average of 101.4 is fourth worst in the NFL. Their 7.9 yards per catch average is fourth worst, and their 66.9 completion percentage is third worst. Their 23 passing touchdowns allowed is tied for second worst only to the Broncos.
Remember, though: The Colts offensive attack has been limited from injuries, so their passing game hasn't been as effective and might not play up to their #1 ranking until players return from injury.
The Colts defense has surrendered 26 points or more in three of their past four games. They have played against other prolific passing attacks from the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and New England Patriots. The Colts defense is wounded, slow, and cannot be trusted against a productive offense.
The Colts are 1-3 in their past four games. They have lost road games to the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots while getting dominated by the San Diego Chargers. For sports betting fans, the Colts are struggling, and the Cowboys have been rejuvenated under Jason Garrett. They're a Roy Williams blunder away from being 3-0 under Garrett.