The second game on the 2015 Thanksgiving Day betting slate pits the undefeated Carolina Panthers against the Dallas Cowboys. The Panthers travel to Dallas for this one. The game is at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and starts at 4:30 pm ET.
A Closer Look At The Carolina Panthers Vs Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Spread
Carolina opened as a +1 point underdog on the NFL week 12 betting spread board. Since that time, the odds have switched to Dallas +1. The Over/Under odds have held steady at 46. Expect the odds to go up or down a half a point before kick-off, but there shouldn’t be more changes than that.
What: Carolina Panthers (10-0) at Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
When: Thursday, November 26, 2015
Kickoff: 4:30 PM ET
Where: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Spread: Cowboys -1
Game Total: 46
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Dallas
Bet The Carolina Panthers Spread At -1 Because…
The Panthers are undefeated. They have found a way to win games at home and on the road. Logic dictates that they will find a way to beat a Dallas Cowboys’ team on the road no matter what happens.
It helps that Carolina is just better than Dallas. The Cowboys’ defense allows 104.4 rushing yards and 231.1 passing yards per game. Carolina’s offense scores close to 30 points per game while rushing for close to 140 yards per game. The Panthers’ D is ranked 4th in the NFL in yards allowed per game at 322.8. What do you expect from a team that’s undefeated in Week 12 in the season?
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 20, 2015
Bet The Dallas Cowboys Spread At +1 Because…
Dallas almost never loses on Thanksgiving Day. Since 2006, Dallas is 6 and 3 on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys won 4 straight from 2006 to 2009. The Cowboys have gone 2 and 2 straight up in the last 4 years. They lost in 2014. So, it figures that they should win on Thanksgiving Day in 2015.
What also should be in Dallas’ favor for Nov. 26 is that Tony Romo is healthy. Romo was rusty against Miami in his first game after an injury. He threw for 227 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions. Expect Romo to be much better on Thursday.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Carolina has been escaping with wins. Great teams do that. But, it’s hard to say that Carolina is great yet. The Panthers have beaten 2 teams of note this season, Green Bay and Seattle. Seattle really isn’t the same team that it was in 2014. Green Bay lost to Carolina during their weird losing streak. Dallas showed a lot more heart and grit in Week 11 with Romo under center. They’ll hand Carolina its first loss of the season.