The NFL wraps up Week 4 Sunday action with an NFC matchup of teams facing numerous questions. The 0-3 New Orleans Saints host the 2-1 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The line has the Saints as a three-point betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The moneyline has the Saints at -177, and the Cowboys at +155.
The line did not open until Friday afternoon. Saints quarterback Drew Brees is dealing with a shoulder injury, and his status was up in the air after missing Week 3. Brees got in rehab with Dr. James Andrews, and participated in practice. On Friday he was declared probable on the injury report, and Sean Payton said he would start on Sunday.
The Saints are 0-6 ATS in their last six home games according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall games. They are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 against the Cowboys, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games against Dallas.
The Cowboys will once again be without starting quarterback Tony Romo. Brandon Weeden will get the start after nearly beating the undefeated Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Jason Witten has been a full participant in practice, and will extend his games played streak. The team will once again be without defensive end Randy Gregory.
The Cowboys are 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five road games, and 8-2 SU in their last 10 NFC South road games. The Cowboys won the last game between these two, beating New Orleans 38-17 in Dallas. That was good for a Cowboys cover and the OVER.
The point total is set at 47. The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six games between these two teams, and six of the last eight in New Orleans. The total has gone OVER in seven of the Cowboys' last nine games, and UNDER in four of the Saints' last six games.
The OddsShark Computer predicts a 20.9-17.9 Saints victory. That would result in a push, and the UNDER.