Week 16 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Indianapolis Colts @ Dallas Cowboys


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 4:25pm
Venue: Cowboys Stadium, Dallas
TV: CBS
Line: Dallas -3.5
Dallas Home vs Spread: 2-5 (Streak L3)
Indianapolis Road vs Spread: 4-2 (Streak L1)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home
NEW! Expert ATS Standings for 2014 with all weekly data and last 5 weeks score

NEW! Matchup Guides (Available Thursday for TNF, Sunday for all other matchups):
TEN @ JAX    PHI @ WAS    SD @ SF    MIN @ MIA    BAL @ HOU    DET @ CHI    CLE @ CAR    ATL @ NO
GB @ TB    KC @ PIT    NE @ NYJ    NYG @ STL    BUF @ OAK    IND @ DAL    SEA @ ARI    DEN @ CIN

 

Indianapolis Colts  IND @ Dallas Cowboys  DAL
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 78% 75% 80% IND 1 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 71% 86% 57% DAL
2 Ryan Wilson CBS 78% 75% 80% IND 2 John Boell Newsday 79% 71% 86% IND
3 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 78% 75% 80% DAL 3 Shalise Young Boston Globe 64% 71% 57% DAL
4 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 73% 67% 80% 4 Sam Farmer LA Times 61% 71% 50% IND
5 Jason La Canfora CBS 65% 50% 80% DAL 5 Vic Tafur SFGate 52% 71% 33% IND
6 Frank Schwab Yahoo 65% 50% 80% DAL 6 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 53% 67% 40%
7 Brandon George DallasNews.com 59% 38% 80% DAL 7 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 71% 57% 86% IND
8 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 80% 86% 75% DAL 8 David Moore DallasNews.com 71% 57% 86% DAL
9 Tom Rock Newsday 73% 71% 75% DAL 9 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 64% 57% 71% DAL
10 Bob Glauber Newsday 66% 57% 75% DAL 10 Bob Glauber Newsday 59% 57% 60% DAL
11 Pickwatch Pickwatch 75% 83% 67% IND 11 Ryan Wilson CBS 57% 57% 57% IND
12 Jim McBride Boston Globe 74% 88% 60% 12 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 57% 57% 57% IND
13 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 74% 88% 60% IND 13 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 50% 57% 43% IND
14 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 74% 88% 60% IND 14 Jim McBride Boston Globe 43% 57% 29%
15 John Boell Newsday 74% 88% 60% IND 15 Walterfootball Walterfootball 43% 57% 29% IND
16 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 74% 88% 60% IND 16 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 39% 57% 20% DAL
17 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 74% 88% 60% DAL 17 Will Brinson CBS 36% 57% 14% IND
18 Shalise Young Boston Globe 68% 75% 60% DAL 18 Bill Simmons Grantland 36% 57% 14% IND
19 John Breech CBS 61% 63% 60% DAL 19 Dave Tuley ESPN 75% 50% 100%
20 Sam Farmer LA Times 61% 63% 60% IND 20 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 64% 43% 86% DAL
21 Vic Tafur SFGate 61% 63% 60% IND 21 Jason La Canfora CBS 64% 43% 86% DAL
22 Pete Prisco CBS 55% 50% 60% DAL 22 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 64% 43% 86% IND
23 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 55% 50% 60% IND 23 Josh Katzowitz CBS 57% 43% 71% IND
24 Walterfootball Walterfootball 55% 50% 60% IND 24 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 57% 43% 71% DAL
25 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 49% 38% 60% DAL 25 Ben Volin Boston Globe 50% 43% 57% IND
26 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 64% 88% 40% DAL 26 Dave Richard CBS 50% 43% 57% DAL
27 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 51% 63% 40% DAL 27 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 50% 43% 57% DAL
28 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 51% 63% 40% DAL 28 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 50% 43% 57% DAL
29 Will Brinson CBS 51% 63% 40% IND 29 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 50% 43% 57% DAL
30 Dave Richard CBS 45% 50% 40% DAL 30 Brandon George DallasNews.com 43% 43% 43% DAL
31 Josh Katzowitz CBS 45% 50% 40% IND 31 Numberfire Numberfire 43% 43% 43% DAL
32 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 45% 50% 40% DAL 32 Tom Rock Newsday 41% 43% 40% DAL
33 David Moore DallasNews.com 39% 38% 40% DAL 33 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 36% 43% 29% IND
34 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 33% 25% 40% DAL 34 Frank Schwab Yahoo 30% 43% 17% DAL
35 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 26% 13% 40% IND 35 Pickwatch Pickwatch 40% 40% 40% IND
36 Bill Simmons Grantland 50% 75% 25% IND 36 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 57% 29% 86% IND
37 Ben Volin Boston Globe 48% 75% 20% IND 37 Pete Prisco CBS 50% 29% 71% DAL
38 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 48% 75% 20% IND 38 Teamrankings Teamrankings 48% 29% 67% DAL
39 Numberfire Numberfire 35% 50% 20% DAL 39 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 43% 29% 57% DAL
40 Teamrankings Teamrankings 16% 13% 20% DAL 40 John Breech CBS 36% 29% 43% DAL
41 Dave Tuley ESPN 14% 29% 0% 41 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 36% 29% 43% IND
Average Home Road Average Home Road
57% 61% 54% 52% 49% 55%