Ravens vs. Cowboys: Week 13 NFL Betting Preview – December 8, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 7, 2020 - Last Updated on December 8, 2020

Oddsmakers give the Baltimore Ravens (6-5) a solid chance to end their three-game losing streak, as they are favored by 7.5 points in a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at M&T Bank Stadium.

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Ravens Betting Insights

  • Baltimore’s games have gone under the point total in seven out of 11 outings this season (63.6%).
  • Baltimore has compiled a 5-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Ravens are 3-1-1 ATS when favored by at least 7.5 points.

Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Six Dallas’ 11 games this year have gone over the point total (54.5% of its opportunities).
  • Dallas has put together a losing 2-9 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cowboys have a losing ATS record of 0-1 when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.

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When the Ravens Have the Ball

  • The Ravens have averaged seven fewer points per game this season (25.6) than the Cowboys have allowed (32.6).
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Baltimore is 5-0 and 3-1-1 against the spread.
  • When the Dallas defense allows 32.6 points or fewer this year, the Cowboys have put together a 1-4 overall record and a 2-3 record against the spread.
  • The Cowboys defense has surrendered an average of 382 yards per game in 2020, a total 49.8 yards more than the 332.2 the Ravens offense has averaged per contest. On average, the Ravens pick up 5.4 yards per play and the Cowboys give up 5.8.
  • When the Baltimore offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 4-2 overall and 2-3-1 against the spread this season.
  • When Dallas allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-4 against the spread and 2-3 overall this season.
  • The Cowboys defense has given up an average of 156.4 yards per game to opposing running games this season. That total is about the same as the rushing output per contest for the Ravens (157.3).
  • In games where the Baltimore rushing attack runs for at least their season average this season, the Ravens are 3-2 overall and 2-3 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Dallas defense allows opponents to pick up less than 156.4 yards on the ground, they are 2-5 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • This season, the Cowboys have forced an average of 0.9 turnovers per game compared to the 1.3 times Ravens have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.3 times or fewer this season, Baltimore is 5-3 overall and 4-4 against the spread.
  • Dallas’ record this season when they force more than 0.9 turnovers: 1-5 ATS, 2-4 overall

When the Cowboys Have the Ball

  • The Cowboys average 22.8 points per game, 3.3 more than the Ravens give up per matchup (19.5).
  • Dallas is 1-4 against the spread and 3-2 overall a season ago when the team scores at least 22.8 points.
  • Baltimore has a 3-1-1 record against the spread and a 5-0 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 25.6 points or less.
  • The Cowboys rack up 46.7 more yards per game (379.8), than the Ravens allow per contest (333.1). On average, the Cowboys pick up 5.3 yards per play, while the Ravens give up 5.2 per play.
  • When the Baltimore offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 7-1 overall and 5-3 against the spread last season.
  • Baltimore has a 3-2 record ATS and a 3-2 record overall when holding its opponents to 333.1 yards or less.
  • This season, the Cowboys average 111.8 yards per game on the ground, just 0.2 more yards per game than the Ravens allow per outing (111.6).
  • When Dallas rushes for at least 111.8 yards, it had a 2-4 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record.
  • Baltimore is 3-1-1 against the spread and 3-2 overall when holding opponents to 111.6 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Cowboys turn the ball over 2.1 times per game, just 0.6 more turnovers per game than the 1.5 the Ravens force on average.
  • Dallas is 2-5 against the spread and 2-5 overall when it turns the ball over 2.1 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 1.5 or more turnovers, Baltimore has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall.

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Ravens Players to Watch

  • Trace McSorley has thrown for 77 yards while completing 33.3% of his passes (2-of-6), with one touchdown and zero interceptions in two games this year (38.5 yards per game).
  • Gus Edwards has rushed for a team-leading 386 yards on 94 carries (35.1 yards per game) while scoring four touchdowns in 11 games.
  • In 11 games in 2020, J.K. Dobbins has run for 380 yards on 72 carries (34.5 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Marquise Brown has grabbed 36 passes to lead the team with 516 yards while scoring three touchdowns. He has been targeted 66 times and averages 46.9 yards per game over 11 outings.
  • Devin Duvernay has chipped in with 199 yards on 18 grabs with zero touchdowns. He has been targeted 23 times and averages 18.1 receiving yards per game over 11 matchups this year.
  • Over 11 games in 2020, Miles Boykin has caught 14 passes on 23 targets for 153 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has notched a team-leading 5.0 sacks, while adding 5.0 TFL and 18 tackles over 11 games.
  • In 11 games over the 2020 campaign, Patrick Queen has totaled 78 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and two sacks and leads the team in tackles.
  • Marcus Peters has a team-high three interceptions and has tacked on 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended 11 in games this season.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Andy Dalton has thrown for 870 yards while completing 65.1% of his passes (99-of-152), with five touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games this year (124.3 yards per game).
  • Ezekiel Elliott has churned out a team-high 707 rushing yards (64.3 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns in 11 games. He has added 39 catches for 256 yards (23.3 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • Tony Pollard leads the team with 278 rushing yards on 56 carries (25.3 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground over the course of 11 games in 2020.
  • Amari Cooper has been targeted 98 times and has 71 catches to lead the team with 848 yards (77.1 ypg) with three touchdowns in 11 games this season.
  • CeeDee Lamb’s statline this year shows 53 catches for 650 yards and four touchdowns over the course of 11 games. He puts up 59.1 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 79 times.
  • Michael Gallup has caught 37 passes on 68 targets for 538 yards and one touchdown, averaging 48.9 yards per game in 11 contests in 2020.
  • Aldon Smith has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 5.0 TFL and 44 tackles over 11 games.
  • Jaylon Smith leads the team in both tackles and interceptions, totaling 101 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 11 games over the course of his 2020 campaign.
  • Jaylon Smith has a team-high one interception and has tacked on 101 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and four passes defended 11 in games this season.

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