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NFL Pick – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams

Cowboys Challenge Rams in New Stadium

Dallas vs. Los Angeles pick - Dallas tackling GoffOur Dallas vs Los Angeles pick for Sunday, September 13, 2020 has these two teams being close to even. The game, which kicks off at 8:20 pm ET, will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Dallas comes in with a quality offense and defense. The Rams, who had trouble on defense last season, are without key players on both sides of the ball. The Cowboys are slightly favored as they are -1.0 and at -107. The Rams best spread is +2.0 for -125. Moneyline odds offer Dallas at -113 and LA at +105. This is certainly not the easiest game to pick. However, we think that we have the inside track on this game and its outcome.

Dallas vs Los Angeles Pick – Offenses

The Cowboys will have one of the most talented offenses in the NFL. Quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliot lead this team. Last season, Elliot posted 1,357 rushing yards and notched 12 ground scores while also catching two TD passes. In 2019-2020, Prescott passed for just over 4,900 yards, tossing 30 TD passes and just 11 INTs. Prescott will be passing to two premium veteran receivers, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Each receiver had over 1,100 yards in catches while Cooper made 79 receptions and scored eight times while Gallup caught 66 throws and crossed the goal line six times, Plus, they welcome CeeDee Lamb who’s considered to be a promising rookie.

Running back Todd Gurley, who’s been an essential part of the LA offense, is gone. Replacing him will not be easy. The rush attack will likely include a trio of players, which will be led by veteran Malcolm Brown. Brown has 69 carries last season and scored five times while averaging 3.7 YPA. He’ll be joined by rookie Cam Akers and second-year man Darrell Henderson. QB Jared Goff, who passed for over 4,500 yards last season, hitting for 22 TDS while giving up 16 picks, is a solid performer. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp returns after making 94 receptions and scoring 10 times. Also, on-hand is wideout Robert Woods. Last season, Woods grabbed 90 passes for 1,134 yard and two TDs.

Cowboys vs Rams Spread Pick – Defenses

Our Dallas vs Los Angeles pick notes that the Cowboys defense was solid last season. Ranked ninth overall, they were 10th in passing defense and 11th in rushing D. However, the Cowboys gathered in just seven picks, which tied them for 30th in the league. WLB Jaylon Smith, who led the team in tackles with 168, is the anchor on this side of the ball.

The Rams secondary is led by corner Jalen Ramsey, made 50 tackles, grabbed one INT, and forced two fumbles. LA finished the season with 50 sacks (4th) and 13 INTs (T-12). Their overall D was ranked 13th with their rushing defense coming in 19th. In order to win this game, they’ll have to do a lot better against Elliot and company.

Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams – Trends

In their last six games versus the Rams, the Cowboys are 4-2 SU and 4-2 ATS. Dallas is 2-5 SU in their last seven road games. In their last 20 games, Los Angeles has done well, going 13-6-1. In their last 16 games at home, the Rams are 12-4. Finally, recently the Rams have dominated NFC teams, while Dallas has struggled against NFC West clubs.

Dallas vs Los Angeles Pick – Final Word

Our Dallas vs Los Angeles pick notes that Mike McCarthy now coaches Dallas. He’s the first new coach the Cowboys have had in a decade. He’s going up against a team that’s suffered some big losses. Along with Gurley, the Rams are minus quality receiver Brandin Cooks, pass rusher Dante Fowler, and leading tackler Cory Littleton. We are taking Dallas with the moneyline at -113

Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams Summary

Dallas Cowboys moneyline at -113.

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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