The Dallas Cowboys travel all the way to Inglewood to play their first game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams. This is a marquee matchup of two glossy teams with an eye on a Super Bowl run. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams Regular Season Week 1 Game on September 13, 2020
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
When: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (-3)
Regular Season Record: 0-0
It’s still the Dak and Zeke show in Dallas. Dak Prescott is still looking for that huge contract, but for now, his focus is on beating the Rams — again. Last year, Prescott and the Cowboys beat the Rams on the road, 44-21, with Dallas’ running game going berserk. Tony Pollard led the team with 131 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Ezekiel Elliott had 117 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Prescott, meanwhile, passed for 212 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Star wide receiver Amari Cooper was held to just a single catch in that game, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be that quiet this coming Sunday, given his talent. Plus, there are other receivers to take away the Rams’ defensive focus away from him. The Cowboys still have Michael Gallup and a former college stud in rookie CeeDee Lamb. The Cowboys tried to shore up their defense further by signing Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe, though, the former will not be able to play this year after suffering a season-ending injury in the summer.
The Cowboys are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams (+3)
Regular Season Record: 0-0
The Rams don’t have a great offensive line, which isn’t great for them, but Jared Goff will have to find a way to make the offense work for the team. Goff managed to compile a total of 4,683 passing yards and 22 touchdowns with 16 interceptions. But despite the criticisms of their offensive line, the Rams still allowed just 22 sacks last season — the fewest in the NFL. Where it has to improve is in run blocking, especially with Todd Gurley now out of town. The Rams will give the keys to their run game to rookie Cam Akers, Marshall Henderson, and Malcolm Brown. Akers is the favorite to get the majority of the workload in the backfield, but the gap between him and Henderson and Brown in terms of usage is perceived to be thin. One guy Goff will be looking for plenty of times downfield in Week 1 is tight end Tyler Higbee, who had 111 receiving yard on 12 catches and 14 targets in the loss to Dallas last year. Defensively, the Rams will be anchored by Aaron Donald, but others have to step up as well in order to stop, particularly, Dallas’ rushing attack.
The Rams are 6-3-1 against the spread in their last 10 games at home.
The Cowboys win, 30-24.
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