The Houston Texans travel to Arlington to take on the Dallas Cowboys in what’s expected to be a one-sided Sunday affair. The Texans are the biggest underdog in the sportsbook in Week 14.
With a 17½-point spread, selecting the winner isn’t challenging, but the props market is a little trickier. We’ve sifted through all of the best NFL betting odds in terms of player and team props, and have three that could offer value if you bet online.
Odds: Texans vs Cowboys Props
- Dak Prescott Total Passing Yards, O/U 239½
- CeeDee Lamb Total Receiving Yards, O/U 74½
- Nico Collins Total Receiving Yards, O/U 49½
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Dak Prescott Total Passing Yards, O/U 239½
Prescott hasn’t been forced to do a whole lot since returning to the field. Dallas has been so good in every other area, the passing game has had a tendency to defer to the run game.
That was the case against the Indianapolis Colts last week, Prescott ending with just 170 yards through the air. He had surpassed the 250-yard mark in each of the previous four games.
Sunday, the Cowboys draw the league’s worst defense against the run. Houston surrenders 169.1 rushing yards per game, the ugliest number in the NFL. The “Boys should lean on their backs to get the win, meaning less expected of Prescott. Go under with your NFL picks.
- Picks: Under 239½ (-115)
CeeDee Lamb Total Receiving Yards, O/U 74½
Dallas’ CeeDee Lamb is certainly the best pass catcher in this offense. The problem this week is that he’s in the same boat as Prescott. The passing game isn’t needed.
The last two one-score Cowboys games that he’s played saw him surpass 100 yards with ease. The last four blowout games saw Lamb surpass this 74½-yard threshold just once.
In that one game that he did cross the mark, he ended with 77 yards. With this game against the Texans expected to be a rout (Dallas not allowing many points on the board), Lamb won’t have many chances to reach this figure.
- Picks: Under 74½ (+105)
Nico Collins Total Receiving Yards, O/U 49½
It’s been so tough to gauge how Nico Collins performs on a weekly basis with the Houston Texans. While he generates a significant number of targets per game, the problem is very few of them connect.
So, last week, there were 10 targets against the Cleveland Browns, but only three catches (35 yards). He hasn’t surpassed 49½ receiving yards since Oct. 9th versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Couple this with an elite Cowboys’ defense, and the chances are he won’t be breaking the 49½- yard mark through the air. Expect a lot of targets, especially without Brandin Cooks, but as we’ve seen in the past, that doesn’t necessarily translate into yards.
- Picks: Under 49½ (-115)