Cowboys vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 13 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 03, 2020

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The Ravens were down more than a dozen players Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, with a reported seven guys who had made a Pro Bowl on the COVID-19 list.

Dallas
6-10
AT
December 08, 2020, 8:05 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
11-5
Pointspread +9.5 -103
Moneyline +335
Over / Under o +45.5

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread -9.5 -117
Moneyline -412
Over / Under u +45.5

41%

Betting Action

59%

The Dallas Cowboys will be coming off what was essentially an unexpected bye week when they visit Baltimore on Tuesday night – yes, Tuesday – to conclude Week 13 in the NFL with the Ravens opening as favourites on the NFL odds.

NFL Week 13 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

With all of Baltimore’s COVID-19 issues getting its Week 12 game vs. Pittsburgh played, and it finally was Wednesday night (Dec. 2), this matchup vs. Dallas was pushed all the way back from Thursday in Week 13 (the first game on the schedule) to Tuesday (the last). The Cowboys last played on the American Thanksgiving holiday so they just sat back and watched as this game date was juggled around.

This writer is a touch embarrassed to say he predicted a Cowboys-Ravens Super Bowl 55 matchup back in the summer. Sure, they could both still make the playoffs but neither is good enough right now to win it all. Maybe Baltimore can get its act together, but any championship hopes the Cowboys had went down the drain when star QB Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5.

The only reason Dallas still has a shot at the postseason, and it’s a very long shot, is because the team plays in the historically bad NFC East, where it only may take six victories to win it. Shoot, maybe only five.

The Ravens lead the all-time series 4-1 but lost the most recent meeting 27-17 in Dallas four years ago. The Cowboys were very good back then, and it was Prescott’s rookie season. Current Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2016 while at Louisville.

Dallas Cowboys

Hard to believe a team with this much talent could be tied for the most losses in the NFC and have the conference’s worst point differential (minus-108), but that’s what injuries have done to the Cowboys in 2020. They were short favourites on Thursday in Week 12 and embarrassed 41-16 at home by Washington. That didn’t end Dallas’ NFC East chances, but they are on life support. About the only bright spot was Amari Cooper catching six passes for 112 yards and a TD. The team might have been flat after the sudden death early last week of strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul.

Dallas got worse injury news in the Washington loss when right tackle Zack Martin (could be a Hall of Famer) and left tackle Cameron Erving went down early. Both will miss multiple weeks. The Cowboys have not had the same starting offensive line configuration for more than two games this season. Dallas is 1-6 ATS in its past seven on the road.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens were down more than a dozen players Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, with a reported seven guys who had made a Pro Bowl on the COVID-19 list. That included Jackson, the reigning league MVP. Baltimore was a 10.5-point underdog (tying its largest spread against in coach John Harbaugh’s 13 seasons) but did play quite well on defence and managed a backdoor cover in a 19-14 loss to the unbeaten Steelers.

With Robert Griffin III and Trace McSorley at quarterback, the offence was expectedly terrible. Baltimore had to call up 10 guys from the practice squad. The spread vs. Dallas is going to be in flux this week until it becomes clear who can return. Most of the guys are expected to, but this is 2020, after all, so expect the unexpected.

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