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Top Rated 10* Thursday Night Football *BLOCKBUSTER*

Top Rated 10* Thursday Night Football *BLOCKBUSTER*

Dallas vs. Minnesota, 12/01/2016 20:25 EDT, Score: 17 - 15

Point Spread: -3/-115 Dallas

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Play: Dallas Cowboys
Rating: 10*

The Dallas Cowboys are undefeated since their Week 1 loss to the Giants. They're 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall, and I like them to win and cover the spread here against the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota has dropped five of its last six games and fell 16-13 at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. Sam Bradford completed 31 of 37 passes for 224 yards with an interception. Dallas ranks 31st in pass defense giving up 280.4 yards per game, but Bradford poses very little threat and keep in mind that the Cowboys are holding opponents to 19.4 points per game, not far off Minnesota's 17.5. The Vikings rank dead last yardage-wise in the NFL, and they have virtually no running offense at all with Adrian Peterson sidelined.

What the Cowboys do have is probably the best QB/RB duo in the NFL in rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, and they're protected by a phenomenal offensive line. Dallas ranks fifth in terms of total yards gained this season and it averages 28.7 points per game, a number which can be compared to Minnesota's 19.8.

There's more desperation in the Vikings' camp compared to the Cowboys', but I would not go against the hottest team in the NFL in this game.


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