NFL Week 14 Thursday Night Betting Preview

The Dallas Cowboys will try to maintain their tenuous hold on first place in the NFC East in Week 14 when they visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Cowboys are a 3-point road favorite. Last week on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys were upset by the Buffalo Bills 26-15 as a 6.5-point favorite. Dak Prescott passed for 355 yards with two touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble in the loss. Ezekiel Elliott had 12 carries for 71 yards.

Chicago also played on Thanksgiving and got past the Detroit Lions 24-20 as a 5.5-point favorite. Mitch Trubisky passed for 338 yards with three touchdowns and Anthony Miller had a busy day with nine receptions for 140 yards.

Bears have been strong ATS bet as home underdog

Last week’s loss dropped Dallas to 1-3 straight up and 2-2 against the spread in its last four. In their last nine, the Cowboys are a disappointing 3-6 SU and 4-5 ATS. On the road, they have won three straight ATS, but as a road favorite they’re 3-3 SU and ATS in their last six. Dallas has been strong in December in recent years, at 8-2 SU and 5-3-2 ATS in its last 10.

By failing to cover in last week’s win over Detroit, the Bears dropped to 3-9 ATS on the season. In its last eight games, Chicago is 1-7 ATS and 3-5 SU. The Bears are also a money-losing 2-5 ATS in their last seven at home. However, as a home underdog, the Bears have been a strong bet. In their last 13 games as a home underdog, the Bears are 10-2-1 ATS.

Cowboys, Bears have gone OVER in six straight meetings

The Cowboys and Bears last met up in 2016 when Dallas rolled to a 31-17 win as a 6.5-point home favorite. That was the Cowboys’ second straight win over the Bears both SU and ATS, but in their last eight against Chicago, they’re 4-4 SU and ATS. In Chicago, the Cowboys are also 4-4 SU and ATS in their last eight games.

For totals bettors, the last six matchups between the Cowboys and Bears have all gone OVER the posted total. The Cowboys are 6-2 OVER in their last eight games on the road. Chicago is 5-1 UNDER in its last six and has been a strong UNDER play at home, with an 8-1 UNDER mark in its last nine home games.