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Cowboys underdogs on NFL odds at Rams on Saturday night
The Dallas Cowboys visit the Los Angeles Rams hoping to advance to the NFC Championship Game, with the sportsbooks making Dak Prescott and company clear underdogs.
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-1 straight up and 6-2-1 against the spread over their last nine games. The Cowboys will try to keep their hot streak going with a big upset win over the Los Angeles Rams this Saturday night.
Dallas is a 7-point underdog on the NFL odds in Los Angeles at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In three instances as a 7.5-point underdog this season the Cowboys went a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS.
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams
When: Saturday, January 12, 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Betting Line / Total: Los Angeles -7 / 49.5 Points
A late Seattle touchdown and two-point conversion made the game look closer on the scoreboard at 24-22 and cost Dallas backers a cover in the closing moments of the game last week. But this was overall a dominant effort for the Cowboys defense and for its big stars on offense.
Dak Prescott threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards on 26 carries and Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 106 yards. This team is clicking on both sides of the ball and will not be an easy out for the Rams this weekend.
The Cowboys are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five road games against the Rams per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles looked largely out-of-sync in a pair of back-to-back December losses to the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles that knocked the Rams out of the running for the top spot in the NFC.
The Rams used a pair of tune-up games against the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers to end the season on a 2-0 SU and ATS high note and to get the offense back on track in the process. Despite their dominant 13-3 SU campaign this season the Rams went just 7-7-2 ATS.
Saturday night’s total is set at 49.5 points at online sports betting sites. The OVER is 5-2 in Los Angeles’ last seven games at home.
On paper, the Rams may be the most talented team in the NFL. Los Angeles has the potential to win the Super Bowl if it plays its best football of the season in the playoffs. But if the Rams come out flat and don’t put together a full four-quarter effort, they could face a rude awakening against a team as hot as the Cowboys this Saturday.
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NFL playoffs picks: Who experts are taking in Rams vs. Cowboys
By: Cameron DaSilva | 1 hour ago Divisional-round weekend is almost here as the remaining eight teams are set to square off with a trip to the conference championship on the line. The Los Angeles Rams will play in the second game on Saturday night, kicking off at 8:15 p.m. ET against the Dallas Cowboys.
Being favored by seven points, the Rams are the clear favorite. They’re at home, have had a week to rest and Todd Gurley is ready to roll. That doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to win, but they obviously have a great shot.
Here are five experts picking the Rams.
- Mike Clay, ESPN
- Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY
- Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY
- Michael David Smith, PFT
- Matt Bowen, ESPN
And here are five experts picking the Cowboys to pull off the upset.
- Nate Davis, USA TODAY
- Elliot Harrison, NFL.com
- Mike Florio, PFT
- Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports
- Geoff Schwartz, SB Nation
When picking against the spread, it’s a far different split. Only 38 percent of the experts are taking the Rams to cover the seven-point spread. That’s a good bet because the Rams only covered the spread seven times this season and only one of those was in a game where they were favored by fewer than 7.5 points.
The Cowboys, on the other hand, covered the spread nine times this season and only three times when they were underdogs, they failed to cover.