Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Baltimore Ravens-Dallas Cowboys Week 11 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Baltimore Ravens (5-4) at (-7) Dallas Cowboys (8-1), 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Ravens. Just about everything says the Cowboys are the pick, but I like the Ravens, and I like that they tackle. No team has allowed fewer “big” rushing plays than Baltimore, and for that reason alone, I feel it’s undervalued here.
Andre: Cowboys. The Ravens’ rush defense is the best in the league, allowing just 3.3 yards per carry. But that doesn’t matter. The Cowboys faced the Packers’ stout run defense on the road earlier this season, but Ezekiel Elliott still ran all over Green Bay. Plus, nothing the Ravens have done this season impresses me. Three of their five wins have come against Cleveland and Jacksonville.
Ricky: Ravens. One could make a case for the Cowboys being the NFL’s best team — I still think the Patriots and Seahawks are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively — and the Ravens have had plenty of problems offensively. But Baltimore’s defense is good enough to cause some problems for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, so this game should be close, even if Dallas comes out on the winning end.
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