Cowboys vs Colts Prediction: Week 13 Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – December 4, 2022

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On Sunday, December 4, 2022, the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) and the Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1) clash at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys vs. Colts Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cowboys as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cowboys have -520 odds to pick up the win, while the Colts are listed at +410 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 44 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Cowboys vs. Colts Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: AT&T Stadium

Betting Preview

Cowboys

The Cowboys are averaging 353.3 yards per game on offense this season (13th in NFL), and they are giving up 309.6 yards per game (sixth) on defense. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys have been a top-five unit, ranking second-best by giving up only 17 points per game. They rank seventh on offense (25.4 points per game).

The Cowboys own the 20th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (214.1 passing yards per game), and they’ve been more effective defensively, ranking best with only 177.7 passing yards allowed per game. The Cowboys are putting up 139.2 rushing yards per game on offense this year (seventh in NFL), and they are giving up 131.9 rushing yards per game (24th) on defense.

The Cowboys rank eighth in third-down conversion rate this year (43.3%), but they’ve been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the NFL with a 34% third-down percentage allowed. This season, the Cowboys are accumulating 5.6 yards per play on offense (11th in the league), while featuring the fifth-best yards per play on defense in the NFL (4.9). The Cowboys have the fourth-best turnover margin in the league at +5, forcing 16 turnovers (seventh in NFL) while turning it over 11 times (fourth in NFL).

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Colts

The Colts’ defense has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank fifth-best in the NFL with 308.9 total yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, they are generating 318.8 total yards per game, which ranks 26th. The Colts have been sputtering on offense, ranking third-worst in the NFL with 15.8 points per game. They have been more productive defensively, allowing 20.3 points per contest (11th-ranked).

The Colts have been thriving on pass defense, surrendering only 190.6 passing yards per game (fifth-best). On offense, they rank 18th in the NFL by piling up 219.1 passing yards per game. The Colts are compiling 99.7 rushing yards per game on offense this season (25th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 118.3 rushing yards per contest (17th-ranked) on defense.

The Colts rank fifth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (36%), but they’ve been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking sixth in the NFL with a 35.7% third-down rate allowed. The Colts rank 27th in the NFL with 4.9 yards per play, but they’ve been lifted up by their defense, which ranks fifth-best by giving up just 4.9 yards per play. The Colts have not done well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -10 is second-worst in the NFL.

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Cowboys vs. Colts Injury Report

Cowboys

Player Pos. Injury Status
Anthony Barr LB Hamstring Questionable
Quinton Bohanna DT Knee Questionable
Trevon Diggs CB Illness Questionable
Michael Gallup WR Illness Questionable
James Washington WR Foot Questionable
Alec Lindstrom C Undisclosed Out

Colts

Player Pos. Injury Status
Isaiah Rodgers CB Knee Questionable
Jelani Woods TE Quad Questionable
Braden Smith OT Illness Out
Kenny Moore II CB Ankle Out

Cowboys vs. Colts Betting Analysis

Cowboys Betting Insights

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The Cowboys are 7-4-0 against the spread this season.

Games involving the Cowboys have hit the over five times this season. The Cowboys won 10 of the 13 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (76.9%).

The Cowboys played as a moneyline favorite of -520 or shorter in only one game last season, which they won.

Colts Betting Insights

The Colts have gone 5-7-0 against the spread this season.

Colts games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this year. This season, the Colts have won three out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog.

The Colts have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +410 moneyline set for this game.

Cowboys vs. Colts Against The Spread & Betting Records

Cowboys

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.3 45.3 43.1
Implied Total AVG 24.5 25.8 23
ATS Record 7-4-0 4-2-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 2-4-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 4-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-2 1-1 2-1

Colts

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 43 43.4 42.7
Implied Total AVG 23.6 23.8 23.3
ATS Record 5-7-0 3-3-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 3-9-0 2-4-0 1-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-4-1 1-3 0-1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-3 1-1 2-2

Players to Watch

Cowboys

  • Tony Pollard has racked up 761 rushing yards with six touchdowns (69.2 yards per game across 11 games). His 5.6 yards per attempt rank seventh in the league.
  • He has also caught 23 passes (on 33 targets) for 244 receiving yards with two touchdowns. He’s averaging 22.2 receving yards and 2.1 catches per game.
  • CeeDee Lamb‘s 857 receiving yards this season (seventh in the NFL) have come from 104 targets and 64 receptions (10th in the NFL). He’s averaging 77.9 receiving yards and 5.8 catches per game, with five receiving touchdowns.
  • Through nine games, Ezekiel Elliott has amassed 577 rushing yards, averaging 64.1 yards per game and scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Dak Prescott has 1,393 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He has completed 68.1% of his attempts, averaging 232.2 yards per game and 7.7 per attempt.
  • He has tacked on 71 rushing yards (11.8 per game) and one touchdown on the ground.
  • On defense for the Cowboys, Micah Parsons has put up 49 tackles, nine TFL, and 11 sacks in 2022.
  • Donovan Wilson has 69 tackles, four TFL, three sacks, and one interception this season. He’s second on the Cowboys in tackles.
  • Demarcus Lawrence has recorded 44 tackles, seven TFL, and six sacks this year.
  • This season, Leighton Vander Esch has 75 tackles, three TFL, and one sack. His tackle total leads the Cowboys.

Colts

  • In 10 games played this year, Matt Ryan has amassed 2,642 passing yards, with 11 touchdowns against 10 interceptions and completing 68.8% of his attempts.
  • He’s added 72 yards on the ground (fourth on the Colts), with one rushing touchdown. He’s averaging 7.2 yards per game and 3.4 per attempt.
  • Jonathan Taylor has scored four rushing touchdowns, while totaling 779 rushing yards (4.6 per attempt and 86.6 per game).
  • Taylor also has 24 catches for 109 yards (ninth on the Colts). He has been targeted 35 times and averages 12.1 yards per game.
  • This season, Michael Pittman Jr. has caught 74 passes (sixth in the NFL) for 739 receiving yards with two touchdowns in the passing game. He has been targeted 103 total times and is averaging 6.7 receptions per game through 11 games played.
  • Parris Campbell has 46 catches for 454 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He averages 3.8 yards per game through 12 games and has been targeted 63 times.
  • So far in 2022, Zaire Franklin has amassed 119 tackles, eight TFL, and one sack through 12 games.
  • Bobby Okereke has registered four TFL and 99 tackles over 12 games.
  • DeForest Buckner has 5.5 sacks (second on the Colts) as well as six TFL and 54 tackles in the 2022 season.
  • Yannick Ngakoue’s season stats include 25 tackles, five TFL, and 8.5 sacks through 12 games.

Cowboys vs. Colts Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cowboys, and we project that Cowboys will cover the spread (Cowboys -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 44 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Brian Twining

Sports, of all kind, have been a huge part of my life and daily routine for as long as I can remember. My favorite sports to watch are College Basketball, College Football, the NFL, MLB, Nascar, & the FIFA World Cup. My favorite sports to bet on are the NFL, Nascar, College Hoops, and College Football.

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