|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds will include the traditional Thanksgiving Day football betting matchup from Dallas as the Cowboys host the Oakland Raiders.NFL football odds have been a break even 5-5 on both teams with the football betting board as Oakland is 3-7 straight up while Dallas is a mirror opposite 7-3 straight up.
The Oakland Raiders are coming off one of the biggest shockers with the NFL football odds last week as they defeated the AFC North Division leading Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 as 9-point football betting home dogs. The online betting difference was that Bruce Gradkowski got the start at quarterback for the Raiders and was effective with 183 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Gradkowski impressed everyone with his performance and energy.
“I think Bruce did a good job and we need him to do a god job again,” said head coach Tom Cable. “I think right now, as I said when I made the change, he is our best chance to succeed so we’re going to keep riding it, keep pushing it, try to get better as a team.”
Oakland still ranks dead last with the NFL football odds for team scoring and 22nd overall for points allowed on defense. Oakland has gone under the NFL football odds total in 3 out of 4 games on the road this year.
The Dallas Cowboys barely beat a bad Washington Redskin team last week 7-6 and failed to cover the NFL football odds as 11-point home favorites. Dallas ranks 5th with the NFL football odds for total offense and ranks 5th in points allowed. The Cowboys are 3-2 with the NFL football odds at home this year and have gone over the total in 3 out of 5 home games this year. Dallas has gone under the total in 3 straight games.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has improved with the NFL football odds to have a QB rating of 91.5 with a 60% completion rate, 2624 yards, and a 15/7 touchdown to interception ratio. Marion Barber has been impressive out of the backfield with 572 yards and a 4.7 yards per carry average. Miles Austin is Romo’s top target with 35 catches for 679 yards and 7 TD’s.