TheLines: Cowboys-Chiefs tipped to be high-scoring in NFL Week 11

Week 11 will mark the first time the Dallas Cowboys are involved in a game with an over/under of 55 points, according to
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Week 11 features a matchup of two of the NFL’s best offenses when Dallas Cowboys meet Kansas City Chiefs. While a relatively high points total is nothing new for the Chiefs, Sundays’ game will mark the first time the Cowboys are involved in a game with an over/under of 55 points, according to, which tracks odds in the US regulated sports betting market.

A consensus of the nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, PointsBet, PlaySugarHouse, and Unibet — place the point total for the Cowboys-Chiefs at 56 points, making it the eighth game this year that has featured an over/under of 55 points or more.

All but one of those games have included the Chiefs, even though the team ranks ninth in scoring, averaging 26.2 points per game. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are scoring 31.6 points per game, 0.5 points per game more than the second highest-ranked team, the Buffalo Bills. 

Oddsmakers aren’t being too reliant on reputation either, as during Dallas’ nine games this year, the points over has been achieved five times. For Kansas City, the over has been the pick in five of their 10 games played.

Brett Collson, lead analyst for, commented: “A three-game stretch in which Kansas City averaged 12 points per game skewed the offensive numbers a bit, but the Chiefs are still very much a high-flying offense.

“Regardless of point averages, these are two of the league’s best offenses led by two of the game’s biggest stars in Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott. That will make the over a popular pick.”

The consensus point spreads for Week 11 games, as of Monday, November 15:

  • New England Patriots (-6) at Atlanta Falcons; over/under 46.5
  • Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills (-7); over/under 49.5
  • Baltimore Ravens (-6) at Chicago Bears; over/under 45
  • Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns (-10); over/under 45
  • Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (-10.5); over/under 45
  • Green Bay Packers (-2.5) at Minnesota Vikings; over/under 49.5
  • Miami Dolphins (-3) at New York Jets; over/under 45
  • New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5); over/under 43.5
  • Washington Football Team at Carolina Panthers (-2.5); over/under 43.5
  • San Francisco 49ers (-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars; over/under 46.5
  • Cincinnati Bengals at Las Vegas Raiders (-0.5); over/under 49
  • Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5); over/under 56
  • Arizona Cardinals (-2) at Seattle Seahawks; over/under 50
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers (-4); over/under 47.5
  • New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-11.5); over/under 50.5