This week's Price's Pick comes from the Sunday Night game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome. Both teams enter the primetime game with winning records and coming off of wins in week 3.
After losing Drew Brees in Week 2, the Saints looked like a team primed to take a dive the following week as they went to Seattle to take on the Seahawks who were 5.5 point favorites. However, the Saints pulled off a huge upset win by a score of 33-27 with the help of both a special teams touchdown and a defensive one, as well.
Teddy Bridgewater had an ok day against the Seattle defense as he finished 19 of 27 for 177 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. Alvin Kamara came up big with 161 all purpose yards including 2 touchdowns on the day while Michael Thomas also chipped in with 5 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Next week the 2-1 Saints will face a tough test as they go against a dangerous Dallas Cowboys pass rush and the 3rd ranked offense in the league behind Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper. The Cowboys have been impressive in the early going this year as they've scored over 30 points and won by double digits in every game on their way to a 3-0 record, including two divisional wins against the Redskins and the Giants.
The line for Sunday night's game opened with the Saints being 5.5 point favorites when Drew Brees was still healthy, but since his injury the line as taken a big swing as the Cowboys now currently stand as 3 point favorites and the total for the game is 46 points.
The Cowboys are currently a perfect 3-0 against the spread and straight up, and Jon Price who was 6-1 with his documented sports betting results last week has stated that he has a $40,000 wager on the Cowboys to win over 8 games this year and while that bet looks great his $200,000+ wager for the Dolphins to win less than 5 games looks even better! Meanwhile the Saints with their 2-1 record are only 1-2 against the spread. Also notable is that last week's win for the Saints in Seattle was their first spread cover in their last 6 games dating back to last season.
On Sunday night the Cowboys' exceptional running attack led by Zeke Elliott and one of the best offensive lines in the league will look to enforce their will against the Saints' 26th ranked rushing defense, and potentially take the loud Super Dome crowd out of the game early.
For Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints offense, they'll need to execute better than they did in Seattle last week if they hope to pull off the upset at home. The Cowboys defense is currently only one of four teams to have allowed less than 15 points a game this season. The Saints will also have to do better on 3rd downs as they were only 3 for 11 in converting them last week, and they didn't get much help from the running game as they averaged less than four yards a carry on the game.
Last week's win in Seattle was definitely an impressive one for Teddy Bridgewater's first game as a starter since his bad leg injury in 2016, but this Cowboys team is a big step above that the Seattle team, and they also seem to be clicking on all cylinders at the moment. Sunday night's primetime football game should have plenty of story lines to follow as the New Orleans Saints host the Dallas Cowboys to close out week four in the NFL.