After five weeks, the New England Patriots are right in the thick of the AFC playoff picture. They came dangerously close to losing on the road in Houston last Sunday, but managed a late comeback to avoid that disaster.
Suffice to say Bill Belichick will be demanding a more complete performance against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday.
The Patriots have fared well against Dallas in recent years, but it looks as though this Cowboys team has a different feel to it.
The offense is firing on all cylinders and the defense, though still flawed, has been creating turnovers.
Seeing that New England doesn’t have the firepower on offense to compete with Dallas, fans will be hoping this turns into a defensive slugfest. Anything more than that, and the Pats could be in trouble.
For now, though, let’s avoid predicting the final score. Rather, let’s delve into some intriguing prop bets that are begging to turn into some extra cash.
All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for Patriots vs Cowboys
3. Under 50.5 total points scored (-105)
We know what you’re gonna say. The Cowboys’ offense ranks second in points scored per game (34.) and their defense is giving up 24.3 points per game. Why on earth would you side with the under?
The answer is twofold. For starters, Dak Prescott was abysmal in his only game at Gillette Stadium in his career. That came in 2019, and he finished 19-of-33 for 212 yards and zero touchdowns to one interception. Sure, it was raining sideways that night, but we’ve never seen Dak look that incompetent under center.
One game isn’t enough to say Belichick has his number, but we trust the Patriots’ defensive mastermind to come up with a game plan to hinder Prescott and Dallas’ offense enough to keep this competitive.
On the Patriots side, isn’t it obvious? Their offense ranks 26th in points per game and their only game with more than 20 points came last week against a sorry Texans defense. The offense wasn’t great in that game, either, as they had just 12 points on the scoreboard near the midway point of the third quarter.
We’re not expecting another 13-9 affair like their 2019 showdown, but offense won’t be the storyline on Sunday. At -105 odds (bet $105 to win $100), we’re all over betting the under in this matchup.