The Los Angeles Rams are still searching for their first win since a Super Bowl loss last season, and they will get another shot at that this week against the Dallas Cowboys. Will the Rams taste victory in the Pacific, as both teams meet each other in Honolulu? Or will the Cowboys going to rodeo their way into a win? Going into the game, the sportsbook favors the home team by just 1-point. The Cowboys are +2200 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Rams are +1000 to go a step further than their finish last season?
Betting Preview for the Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams NFL Preseason Week 2 Game on August 17, 2019
Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
When: Friday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL
Betting on Dallas Cowboys (0-1 Preseason Record)
Still without Ezekiel Elliott, who’s having a holdout saga, and with Dak Prescott playing minimally, the Cowboys dropped their first outing of the preseason in a 17-9 road loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Cooper Rush led the Cowboys’ offense with 142 passing yards on 16-for-26 completions, but none of his drives ended in a touchdown. In fact, all nine points of the Cowboys were from field goal kicks. The Cowboys had four drives that made it to the red zone, which can be taken positively, but the lack of punch to push those opportunities into the end zone is something that’s equally frustrating, especially for new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who have a few days to improve Dallas’ attack heading into Week 2 of the preseason. Elliott doesn’t seem to be ending his holdout anytime soon, so rookie running back Tony Pollard can expect the same, if not increased, workload against the Rams. Pollard rushed four times for16 yards against the Niners.
The under is 4-0 in the Cowboys’ last four preseason games.
Betting on Los Angeles Rams (0-1 Preseason Record)
The Rams had the same point output in their first game since Super Bowl 53 since that February loss to the New England Patriots, as they took a 14-3 loss at the hands of the Oakland Raiders last Saturday. The Rams are not kicking themselves over that loss, though, with most of their starters resting. John Wolford, Blake Bortles, and Brandon Allen shared the load under center. The three can continue that division of workload under center, as there’s no need for the Rams to play Jared Goff. Rookie running back Darrell Henderson didn’t impress much in his preseason debut, as he rushed for only 13 yards on six carries. Henders will have plenty of chances in this preseason to make a case as a suitable backup for Todd Gurley, who’s health issues bring focus to the depth of the Rams’ running back position. The Rams’ defense forced the Raiders to cough up the ball twice, both via interceptions.
The Rams are 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last four preseason games.
The Rams win, 17-13.
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