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Cowboys vs Raiders prediction, props, odds: NFL expert reveals player prop bet picks for Thanksgiving Day game

R.J. White revealed his 2021 Thanksgiving Day NFL prop bet picks for Las Vegas Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys
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MVP candidate Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) host Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) in the second game of the 2021 NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule for a key Week 12 NFL game between two teams in playoff contention. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Cowboys are favored by 7.5 points in the latest Cowboys vs Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 51.5 points. In addition to the Raiders vs. Cowboys point spread and NFL Week 12 betting lines, Caesars is also offering a plethora of prop bet options for this Thanksgiving Day matchup between two storied NFL franchises, and SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White has just revealed his top plays.

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White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. He also enters Week 12 as SportsLine's No. 5 rated NFL expert, going 55-44-2 (+800) on his last 101 NFL ATS picks. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. Anyone who has followed his picks has seen HUGE returns.

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Now, White has locked in on Cowboys vs. Raiders and just revealed his top three prop bet picks for this Thanksgiving Day Week 12 NFL matchup.

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Tony Pollard Over 59.5 rushing plus receiving yards (-115)

"Pollard has reached 60 total yards in seven of his last nine games, including each of the last two. And things are setting up for him to have a big day here. The Cowboys are getting back Tyron Smith for this matchup, and with the receiving corps shorthanded, that could mean more of an emphasis on the run and/or more targets for the backs. Ezekiel Elliott is playing through an knee injury, so if the Cowboys are up big in the second half, it could be an opportunity to get him some rest and close things out with Pollard. And the matchup is great, as Raiders rank 25th in yards per rush allowed but sixth in net yards per pass attempt. Considering Pollard has hit this number in all but two games since Week 1, I have to expect he'll get there in a game where Zeke is nursing an injury, the offense line is getting healthier and the receiving corps is shorthanded."

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Derek Carr Under 1.5 passing TDs (-120)

"The Raiders have gone in the tank since their 5-2 start, losing three straight games while failing to score more than 16 points in any of them. Carr has thrown four TDs during that stretch as the Raiders have struggled to get anything going on the ground. Meanwhile, the Cowboys defense has allowed just 10 passing touchdowns in nine games since the opener against Tom Brady, and the last time they allowed multiple passing TDs in a game came all the way back in Week 6 against the Patriots. Even a Chiefs offense that is supposedly back on track had no passing TDs against this defense last week. That makes me think Carr will struggle to throw multiple TDs in this game."

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Dalton Schultz Over 46.5 receiving yards (-120)

"Schultz has topped 50 yards in six of his last eight games, and he's coming off his highest snap share of the season against the Chiefs, where he was on the field for 99% of the offensive snaps. He should again be well over 90% with the Cowboys dealing with wide receiver injuries, and the targets should be there as well after he matched his season high last week with eight targets. Only two teams are allowing more receiving yards per game to tight ends than the Raiders, who have surrendered 66.7 yards per game to the position. I'd expect Schultz to be closer to that number than where this line currently sits."

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