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Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips

Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
Sky Sports Main Event 13th January 01:15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum V
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Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys predictions for Saturday night’s NFC Divisional game from the LA Memorial Coliseum. Can Dak Prescott and the Cowboys pull off a road win in LA? Read on for our free betting tips.

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Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys Predictions

LA Rams -6.5 @ 8/11

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Reason for Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys Betting tips

Dallas are one of the hottest teams in football right now and have been brilliant down the stretch. They’re also built in the right way to win this football game, run first and play defense. However I just can’t see them being able to keep up with the Rams on offense who average a league high 37.1 points per game. Even if Dallas sell out to stop Gurley and the Rams rushing offense they still have a good passing quarterback in Jared Goff and a great set of receivers which ranks them fifth in passing yards per game.

On the flip side of the ball Dallas have a great rushing offense ranked eighth but a questionable passing offense which ranks just 22nd overall and even worse on the road. On paper it looks like Dallas can just run the football here against the Rams who rank 23rd against the run, control the clock and keep the Rams offense off the field. But I just don’t think the Rams defense is that bad against the run. They’ve been so far ahead in games this season leading by 3+ touchdowns that they’ve been playing soft coverage trying not to give up big, quick touchdown plays. So teams have been running the ball against soft fronts and racking up big yards per carry stats. This is obviously fine for in game management because it runs the clock when you have a big lead if the opposition is running the ball but not good for stats.

Dallas are also a completely different team on the road compared to home field, they’re just 3-5 straight up and 4-4 against the spread. They’re 2-6 on the road on the over which shows their commitment to the run and to keep games low scoring, they’re averaging just 17 points scored. I think the Rams will load the box, play an eight man front to stop Zeke running the ball and force Dak Prescott into beating them with his arm which I’m not convinced he’ll be able to do. I’d recommend teasing down the spread to -6.5 so it’s off the key number 7 and we see the Rams roll onto the the Championship game.

Head to head

  • The Rams beat the Cowboys on the road 35-30 in 2017 during the playoffs but prior to that they hadn’t met since 2014

Los Angeles Rams Team News

DL Ethan Brooks (thigh) is the only player listed as questionable

Dallas Cowboys Team News

WR Cole Beasley (ankle), DT Maliek Collins (ankle/illness), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle) are all questionable and if any don’t play would be big losses. TE Blake Jarwin (ankle) and S Darian Thompson (groin) are also listed as questionable. DL David Irving (ankle) is listed as out.

Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys Predictions

LA Rams -6.5 @ 8/11

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