Sports bettors haven’t been high on the New Orleans Saints through their four-game losing skid, and the tide doesn’t appear to be close to changing this week. The latest odds from Tipico Sportsbook have the visiting Dallas Cowboys favored to win on Thursday night by a 4.5-point margin — taken with the over/under of 47.5 and that’s a projected final score in the neighborhood of Cowboys 26, Saints 22.
That would at least be more entertaining than the 31-6 drubbing Saints fans were saddled with on Thanksgiving last week. If this team isn’t going to be any good, they should still try to make it a good time. Putting some points on the board would help.
The good news for Saints fans is that Dallas has lost three of their last four games, with the sole win coming in a 43-3 blowout over the Atlanta Falcons (so, hey, we can laugh about that). The Cowboys have been reeling for most of a month now between various injuries, COVID-19 absences, and bizarre coaching decisions. They’ve been prone to turnovers and are sloppy football with a ton of penalties going their way. It’s a winnable matchup for New Orleans.
But almost every game the Saints have lost this season looked winnable up to a certain point. Hopefully they’ve done a better job of self-scouting and getting healthy so that they can avoid their first five-game losing streak of the Sean Payton era.