Game Time: 4:30 pm ET, Thursday, November 25, 2021
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Where to Watch: CBS
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Raiders +7, Cowboys -7; Over/Under: 51 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Raiders +7.5, Cowboys -7.5; Over/Under: 51 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Raiders +7, Cowboys -7; Over/Under: 50.5 points
Las Vegas Raiders: 5-5 (3rd place, AFC West)
Dallas Cowboys: 7-3 (1st place, NFC East)
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Las Vegas Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys Preview and Analysis
Las Vegas Raiders: lost at home on Nov. 21 against the Cincinnati Bengals 32-13.
Dallas Cowboys: lost on the road on Nov. 21 against the Kansas City Chiefs 19-9.
Las Vegas Raiders Analysis
The Raiders are coming into this game on Thanksgiving Day with a 5-5 record overall and they are 2-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 3 game losing streak after another loss in their last game on Sunday. Derek Carr played alright but he also struggled in that game as he completed 19/27 passes for 215 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Josh Jacobs led the team in rushing with 37 yards on 9 carries. Darren Waller had a nice day as he led the receivers with 116 yards on 7 receptions while Foster Moreau caught the only touchdown pass in that one. Denzel Perryman led the defense in that game with 9 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Yannick Ngakoue, Quinton Jefferson, and Solomon Thomas all recorded the only sacks in that game with 1 each while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 210 points in their 10 games this season averaging 21 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 230 points against them allowing 23 PPG. Their offense is averaging 345.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 324.1 YPG.
Dallas Cowboys Analysis
The Cowboys are coming into this game with a 7-3 record overall and they are 4-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Dak Prescott struggled in that game as he completed 28/43 passes for 216 yards and 2 interceptions. Tony Pollard led the team in rushing with 50 yards on 7 carries while Ezekiel Elliott led the team in carries with 9 for 32 yards. Dalton Schultz led the receivers with 53 yards on 6 receptions while Michael Gallup had 44 yards on 5 receptions. Keanu Neal led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Micah Parsons led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while Jayron Kearse came up with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 284 points in their 10 games this season averaging 28.4 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 195 points against them allowing 19.5 PPG. Their offense is averaging 390.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 318.6 YPG.
Raiders vs Cowboys Prediction
The Cowboys are coming into this matchup as a 7 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Raiders have really started to play poorly in their recent games and with everything that has happened to them this season, they are just running out of juice to deal with everything and then still go play a game of football every week. The Cowboys are coming off of a bad performance against the Chiefs and they will be looking to have a nice Thanksgiving with a big bounce back win, hopefully getting a lot of their players back off the covid list. The best bet to place in this game is on the Cowboys to cover the spread here.
Raiders Cowboys Prediction: Our NFL Pick for Thursday, November 25, 2021 (4:30 pm ET start time) is Cowboys 35 Raiders 17.
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NFL Betting Trends
Las Vegas Raiders: 69-78 O/U as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 129-133 O/U as an underdog. 76-87 O/U as a road underdog. 99-110 O/U in road games.
Dallas Cowboys: 239-245 ATS in all games. 148-161 ATS as a favorite. 92-100 ATS as a home favorite. 54-59 ATS off a non-conference game. 167-172 ATS when playing with 6 or less days rest.
Las Vegas Raiders: N. Kwiatkoski (LB) Ques Thurs - Ankle injury. J. Richard (RB) Ques Thurs - Ribs injury. K. Nixon (CB) Ques Thurs - Ankle injury.
Dallas Cowboys: C. Lamb (WR) Ques Thurs - Ankle injury. A. Cooper (WR) Out indefinitely - Illness. D. Wilson (S) Ques Thurs - Shoulder injury.
"We had penalties in critical situations and extended drives for them against our defense. We gave some big push in there. We expected to get some runs out of them from a team that runs the ball really well. We have to look at how the penalties actually hurt us and why our offense is out of sync right now." - Rich Bisaccia on his team’s loss against the Bengals in their last game.
"We had a healthy 48 players ready to play. We had a number of guys that couldn't play in the game. That's the NFL. That's the course of a season." - Mike McCarthy on his team’s loss against the Chiefs in their last game.
Las Vegas Raiders
WR Jones, Zay
WR Edwards, Bryan
WR Renfrow, Hunter
TE Waller, Darren
QB CARR, DEREK
RB Jacobs, Josh
WR Amari Cooper
WR CeeDee Lamb
WR Gallup, Michael
TE Schultz, Dalton
QB Prescott, Dak
RB Elliott, Ezekiel
Las Vegas Raiders
Passing: D. Carr (3041)
Rushing: J. Jacobs (333)
Receiving: D. Waller (610)
Touchdowns: J. Jacobs (5)
Passing: D. Prescott (2557)
Rushing: E. Elliott (695)
Receiving: C. Lamb (740)
Touchdowns: E. Elliott (7)
Las Vegas Raiders: Rich Bisaccia (1st season Interim)
Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy (2nd season)