The Indianapolis Colts and Jeff Saturday will be taking on the Dallas Cowboys in what the sportsbook oddsmakers deem to be the biggest mismatch of the week. The Colts are the biggest underdog on the board, according to the NFL betting odds.
On paper, you might think that the Cowboys will dominate every area of this game, but that isn’t going to be the case. Indianapolis is a tough team and will give Dallas whatever they have.
Setting aside the best bets for the spread, moneyline, and total, what are the best options for props for those who bet online?
Odds: Colts vs Cowboys Props
- Jonathan Taylor Total Rushing Yards, O/U 75.5
- Matt Ryan Total Interceptions Thrown, O/U 0.5
- CeeDee Lamb Total Receptions, O/U 5.5
Jonathan Taylor Total Rushing Yards, O/U 74.5
With Jeff Saturday operating as head coach, Jonathan Taylor has seen a spike in usage. He’s been the best part of the Colts’ offense this season, but it always felt like he wasn’t really given the keys to the offense before the head coaching swap.
With Saturday leading the way, he’s rushed for 147, 84, and 86 in three games. Before Saturday, he took off for 76 yards. That makes it four straight games that he’s surpassed the 74.5 rushing yards mark coming into this game with the Cowboys.
Couple his recent resurgence with the Cowboys’ struggling run defense and this one looks like the over will hit. Dallas has averaged 131.9 rushing yards allowed per game this season, the ninth-worst mark in the NFL.
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Matt Ryan Total Interceptions Thrown, O/U 0.5
It’s unfortunate that this has become a prop bet, but the veteran quarterback simply hasn’t been doing well this year. Matt Ryan saw himself get benched halfway through the season after posting some horrendous outcomes with his new team.
When Saturday was hired, Ryan was thrust back into the starting job as a type of second life. Since then, he’s thrown just one interception. However, he’s thrown 10 picks this season and missed two games due to the benching.
Now, he gets to face off with a Dallas defense that has forced seven interceptions this season and 16 total turnovers. Ryan won’t have an easy time passing the football here, especially when you factor in the ball-hawking cornerback Trevon Diggs.
CeeDee Lamb Total Receptions, O/U 5.5
This is probably one of the most surefire props you can ask for throughout this game. CeeDee Lamb is a staple of this Cowboys offense and there really isn’t much depth outside of him.
Lamb has hauled in under five receptions just one time this entire season. He’s also broken the six-catch barrier twice in the last three weeks.
Assuming this game doesn’t turn into a blowout, chances are high that he can potentially haul in six receptions to make it three out of his last four.
After all, the next closest receiver to Lamb in terms of receptions is Dalton Shultz at 33, a whopping 29 under Lamb. There’s no question who the top dog in the offense is, so go over with your NFL picks.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.