NFL Week 13 Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys Spread

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on December 4, 2022
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Sunday Night Football in Week 13 sees the Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1) heading on the road to play against the Dallas Cowboys (8-3). The Colts Cowboys spread features a spread of Dallas with Indianapolis on the moneyline to win, with a total of .

With Indianapolis coming off a shambolic Monday Night Football performance from last week and the Cowboys coming off their Thanksgiving mini-bye, this game is shaping up for the Cowboys to keep pressure on the NFC East lead.

Colts Cowboys Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

This Colts Cowboys spread table effectively shows all the legal sportsbook MNF odds for each of the three main markets – spreads, totals, and moneylines – so that bettors can know what they’re getting is the best price. Just use the dropdown menu to toggle between the type of bet you want, and then make sure you’re getting the best price when you bet.

If you’re looking at spreads, getting an extra half point on either side can make or break the difference, and getting the best side of a total points market can be crucial as well. When it comes to Moneyline betting, you always want to get the best number possible – all three things that the easy comparison points of the odds table allow.

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Colts vs. Cowboys Player Props

The props tool enables bettors to effectively track Colts Cowboys odds across sportsbooks for every player prop, to make sure that bettors aren’t missing out on a better total, or a better value, on a player prop.

Whether it’s getting a total you want to bet an Over on 5 yards lower, or a line where you have to pay less juice, the Props tool enables bettors to make sure they’re not missing out on the best available SNF odds.

Colts vs. Cowboys Betting News & Angles

Colts Vs. Cowboys Weather

AT&T Stadium has a retractable roof, but the weather forecast for Indianapolis on Sunday is 61F and cloudy, with 5MPH winds.

Cowboys Vs. Colts Injury Report

Dallas Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Trevon DiggsCBIllnessQuestionable65.0
Michael GallupWRIllnessQuestionable47.8
Anthony BarrLBHamstringQuestionable42.3
Demarcus LawrenceDEFootQuestionable40.5
Alec LindstromCUndisclosedOut
James WashingtonWRFootQuestionable

Indianapolis Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Kenny Moore IICBAnkleQuestionable71.6
Ryan KellyCAnkleQuestionable63.4
Kylen GransonTEIllnessProbable42.1
Kwity PayeDEAnkleProbable41.9
Ben BanoguDEAbdomenQuestionable23.6
Jelani WoodsTEQuadQuestionable21.7
Keke CouteeWRIllnessQuestionable5.2

Cowboys Offense Vs. Colts Defense

Cowboys OffenseStats (Rank)Colts Defense
25.4 (7)Points/Gm20.3 (11)
0.4 (1)Points/Play0.3 (1)
353.3 (13)Yards/Gm308.9 (6)
214.1 (21)Pass Yards/Gm190.6 (5)
139.2 (7)Rush Yards/Gm118.3 (17)
5.6 (11)Yards/Play4.9 (5)
6.9 (12)Yards/Pass6.4 (11)
4.6 (13)Yards/Rush3.9 (2)
43.3% (8)3rd Down %35.7% (6)
69.7% (4)Red Zone %59.4% (22)
11 (4)Turnovers11 (25)
14 (1)Sacks31 (10)

Colts Offense Vs. Cowboys Defense

Colts OffenseStats (Rank)Cowboys Defense
15.8 (30)Points/Gm17.0 (2)
0.2 (31)Points/Play0.3 (1)
318.8 (26)Yards/Gm309.6 (7)
219.1 (18)Pass Yards/Gm177.7 (1)
99.7 (25)Rush Yards/Gm131.9 (24)
4.9 (27)Yards/Play4.9 (5)
5.9 (28)Yards/Pass5.7 (3)
4.1 (23)Yards/Rush4.7 (23)
36.0% (28)3rd Down %34.0% (5)
45.5% (29)Red Zone %51.9% (10)
21 (31)Turnovers16 (7)
43 (32)Sacks45 (1)

Steelers vs. Colts Betting Insights

Reasons The Colts Can Cover The Spread

If the Colts are able to take time off the clock by establishing Jonathan Taylor, this game could be relatively slow and low scoring. The Cowboys did show on Thanksgiving that they’re fine not calling anything resembling an optimal offense if their running game is working, which just reduces their expected total points.

If that’s the case, with a spread in the double digits, the Colts will have a decent chance of either staying in the number for the whole game, or at least leaving themselves the backdoor, like the Giants did in covering last week.

Why The Cowboys can cover the spread

Matt Ryan is going to be in hell every time he steps back to pass. The Colts OLine is 31st in Adjusted Sack Rate and the Cowboys are first in Pressure Rate and total sacks. This would be potentially mitigated by a more mobile Quarterback, but nobody has ever confused Matt Ryan and mobile.

The Cowboys should be able to run all over Indy, if Pittsburgh’s performance last week is any indicator, and between that and Dak’s improved play this season – 4th in EPA/play – that should be enough to easily cover this number.

Reasons to bet the over

Matt Ryan either fumbling the ball on one of what will be many hard hits or attempting to get the ball away and throwing an interception are fairly likely, which could speed up the game. Jonathan Taylor being able to break an early long rush and forcing Dallas into a more pass heavy script would also help the game go over.

Reasons to bet the under

With Ryan being bad, and the Cowboys being run-happy by choice, the chances that this game is low play and the clock is running for a good portion of it is high. If that’s the case, then this game is likely going under – especially if Ryan is going to face the barrage of pressure when he does drop back that’s likely.

Colts vs. Cowboys Props: Matchups To Watch For

Tony Pollard Rushing Yards: the Cowboys have increasingly gone to Pollard in recent times, and after the success that a ragtag rushing game in Pittsburgh had on the ground, Pollard will have his opportunities to break through. Especially if the Cowboys can get out to a lead, this game has Pollard written all over it.

Final Thoughts

The Colts have a four-day rest disadvantage, are on the road, and are also most importantly not very good playing against a very good team.

The Cowboys, whether they’re in the category of real contenders or not, are a very good team who are build to steamroll teams like the Colts. The Cowboys Defensive Line will destroy the Colts, and Matt Ryan will be a sitting duck.

With that, the Colts scoring many points is a mostly fringe idea, and if that’s the case the Colts’ defense didn’t show enough against Kenny Pickett and a running back by committee after Najee Harris went down to suggest that they can keep Pollard and Elliott in front of them.

The Cowboys might sleepwalk through this game, but with 10 days off and in primetime, those risks are diminished. The Colts are not good, Mike McCarthy is somehow the better coach in this game, and Dallas is rolling.

Best of luck betting the Colts Cowboys spread on SNF.

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