- Dak Prescott’s passing yards total is set at 287.5 with (-115) odds on either side.
- Prescott is a (-250) betting favorite to throw for OVER 1.5 touchdowns.
- His completion total of 24.5 has (-115) odds on both sides.
NEW ORLEANS – Dak Prescott’s player prop total suggest a good game on Thursday night as the Dallas Cowboys take on the New Orleans Saints.
Dak Prescott Passing Yards Total: O/U 287.5
Dak Prescott has been having a solid season in his return to the field. He’s averaging 293.2 passing yards per game, but his prop betting total is set a little below his average on legal sports betting sites.
Dak Prescott Passing Yards Total
- OVER 287.5 -115
- UNDER 287.5 -115
Prescott has gone OVER this number in five of his 10 games this season, including in four of the last six weeks. The New Orleans Saints allow the 10th-most passing yards per game (251.8) but have let opposing quarterbacks throw for OVER 287.5 yards just four times in their 11 games.
It seems as if Prescott throws for more yards the worse the team plays, which makes sense due to the game script. The Dallas Cowboys are only favored by 4.5 points and are on the road, meaning the game could be closely contested for a while which would result in more passing attempts for Prescott.
Dak Prescott Passing Touchdowns Total: O/U 1.5
The odds are slanted heavily towards the OVER for Prescott’s passing touchdowns player prop, but for good reason. He’s thrown for two or more touchdowns in eight of his 10 games including in seven of the last eight weeks. NFL betting sites have removed a lot of the value, but it still could be worth it.
Dak Prescott Passing Touchdowns Total
- OVER 1.5 -250
- UNDER 1.5 +185
The Saints allow just 1.5 passing touchdowns per game which rank tied for 14th in the NFL, but they have allowed two or more passing touchdowns five times in 11 games. As long as Dallas’ offense doesn’t get shut down, he should see enough opportunities to have at least a pair of touchdowns through the air.
Dak Prescott Passing Completions Total: O/U 24.5
Potentially the best player prop available for Prescott is his passing competitions total. He’s averaging 26.1 completions per game this season, but his total is set below his season average for Thursday’s game.
Dak Prescott Passing Completions Total
- OVER 24.5 -115
- UNDER 24.5 -115
Although he’s only gone OVER this number in four games this season, Prescott has done so in each of the last two weeks and in three of the last five overall. This is because the team is simply throwing the ball more often. Prescott has thrown the ball 42.2 times on average over the last five weeks compared to just 26.75 times per game the four weeks prior.
Bettors need to determine whether this was due to game script or due to a change in philosophy but either way, Prescott is very capable of completing 25 or more passes.
The game will begin at 8:20 p.m. EST and can be seen on either FOX or the NFL Network.
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