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Cowboys vs. Rams 2020 NFL Week 1 Betting Information, Odds and Predictions

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams NFL Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

What a difference a year makes.  Last year at this time Rams coach Sean McVay was celebrated football’s greatest mind.  In fact, it was said that McVay reinvented pro football itself.  All of McVay’s assistants were interviewed for head coaching gigs.  So too was an NFL betting dynasty proclaimed.  But then Los Angeles flopped and missed the 2019 playoffs. Phone calls have ended for McVay assistants.  LA is under the radar.  In the same way, as the 2019 NFC champion 49ers were one year ago.  Counter to that is a Cowboys team always in the spotlight.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams Betting Information

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
TV Coverage: NBC

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Odds

Cowboys -3 (+105) 51½ (-119) -145
Rams +3 (-125) 51½ (-102) +125
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Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, Dallas is the strong online sportsbook public choice.  “America’s Team” always gets love from squares.  LA may draw contrarian action from sharps.

How ‘Bout Them Brand New Cowboys!

Of course, Dallas is a perpetual betting on NFL favorite.  Jerry Jones’ marketing machine makes that so.  However, this season the hype is could be justified.  Namely, Mike McCarthy’s arrival as Cowboys head coach brings credibility.  McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers.

Rams Resurgence Under the Radar?

At the onset of 2020, the Rams have a new stadium.  Also, Los Angeles has a new logo, helmets, and uniforms.  Jared Goff returns as McVay’s quarterback.  Goff’s return is one of the few things not changed in LA.  Perhaps such changes will facilitate pro football betting Value.

Los Angeles put itself in a box by giving big contracts to its key players.  It’s true that the Rams rewarded top performers from their NFC championship season.  Now general manager Les Snead and McVay are improvising to get around that bulging salary cap.

Workhorse but injury-prone running back Todd Gurley II was released.  While Brandin Cooks was traded.  Free agents Cory Littleton and Dante Fowler Jr departed after not being re-signed.  Accordingly, a Rams team so stable one year ago is now loaded with questions.  Assessing LA’s football betting value will take time.

McVay hired LA’s first offensive coordinator since 2017 in Kevin O’Connell.  However, McVay will still call the plays.  O’Connell focus on getting Goff back on track.  With Gurley gone offensive pressure will increasingly fall more on Goff.  Last year the defense often outperformed the Rams offense.  But McVay needed a scapegoat.  Thus, he gave Rams fans the head of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.  New defensive coordinator Brandon Staley will keep Phillips 3-4 alignment.  Kicker Greg Zuerlein was a 2018 Rams hero but has departed for the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams Against the Spread

As a home dog, the Rams have six straight losses to the line.  While LA has gone over the total in five straight as a home pup.  In September action the Rams are 9-3-1 on the board.  Four of their last six September games went over.

In the same way, Dallas has just three payouts in their last eight as road chalk.  They have gone over the total in five of their last seven in that way. But in September action Dallas is a profitable 12-7-1 against the spread.  Five of the Cowboys last eight September matchups went under.

In sum, the Cowboys have covered four of their last six against the Rams.  The last four games between Dallas and Los Angeles went over.  At home, LA has paid in two of their last three against the Cowboys.  All three games went over the total.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Rams are a classic NFL gambling contrarian play.  Dallas is promising but unproven.  As was previously noted the Cowboys are unreliable road chalks.

Cowboys at Rams CashBet Best Bet:

Los Angles Rams


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