NFL Picks: Cowboys vs. Saints Best Bets for Thursday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb. / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are looking to get back in the win column in Week 13 when they take on the New Orleans Saints

Dallas is a 4.5-point road favorite in the matchup at WynnBET Sportsbook, and it has covered the spread in eight of its 11 games this season. 

Here are the best bets from the BetSided team for this Thursday night showdown:  

Best Bets for Cowboys vs. Saints on Thursday Night Football

  • Taysom Hill Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+200)
  • CeeDee Lamb Anytime Touchdowns Scorer and Cowboys Win (+175)
  • Dallas Cowboys -4.5 vs. New Orleans Saints (-110)
  • Dallas Cowboys First Half -3.0 vs. New Orleans Saints (-115)

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Taysom Hill Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+200)

While it's tempting to grab Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb as the Saints have given up 71 points over their last two games; I have to think Sean Payton has given bettors the "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" the last few weeks that the Taysom Hill experience is returning to the forefront soon.

Following the recent four-year extension, Hill met with reporters this week at practice and indicated that his plantar fascia foot injury is a matter of pain tolerance and that he's been "feeling good this week and would be ready if needed." Sure enough, multiple reports indicate Hill will get the start Thursday.

The Saints need some sort of a spark on offense, losing their last four games to fall to 5-6 after starting 5-2. Now that he's a go, expect Payton to run several plays for him around the red zone and help take some pressure off the Saints' struggling run game. -- Ben Heisler

CeeDee Lamb Anytime Touchdowns Scorer and Cowboys Win (+175)

CeeDee Lamb was out of the lineup last week and for the first three quarters it made a noticeable difference. The second-year wide receiver has come into his own and is one of the premier playmakers on the team. He has six touchdowns on the year, but usually gets his scores in bunches. With the Saints’ banged up, Lamb will have a chance to run free and pick up scores he missed last week. -- Donnavan Smoot

Dallas Cowboys -4.5 vs. New Orleans Saints (-110)

The secret about the Saints is that while their run defense is the best in the NFL, their secondary is extremely vulnerable. They rank 26th in opponent yards per pass attempt, so I fully expect Dak Prescott and the Cowboys potent pass attack to move the ball at will against New Orleans.

The Saints offense is stagnant as well, and I can't imagine them being able to keep pace with the Cowboys. They rank 26th in yards per play, while the Cowboys rank first. -- Iain MacMillan

Dallas Cowboys First Half -3.0 vs. New Orleans Saints (-115)

Since Jameis Winston was injured and ruled out for the season, the Saints have gotten outscored 60-13 in the first half of games, getting shut out in the first half twice. 

New Orleans has failed to score more than seven points in a half over that stretch, meanwhile Dallas is ninth in the NFL in first half points per game with 13.2. 

The Cowboys desperately need a bounce-back game, and I think a now healthy Dallas offense delivers in a big way in New Orleans. -- Peter Dewey