Cowboys at Rams – NFL Divisional Playoffs Betting Picks
The best betting websites favor the Los Angeles Rams by seven points over the Dallas Cowboys. The Rams won their second straight NFC West title with a 30-16 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 13. That was part of a banner year that saw them get off to their best start since 1969 (8-0). It was as well their second most-winning season in franchise history. As for the Boys, they knocked off the Seattle Seahawks 24-22 in their wild card game. However, Dallas failed to cover the 2.5-point spread set by the best online sportsbooks.
In a pass-heavy league, it’s refreshing to see two teams whose offenses are led by running backs. Todd Gurley averages 89.3 of the Horned Ones’ 139.4 rushing yards per game. And Ezekiel Elliott gains 95.6 of the Cowboys’ 122.7 yards on the ground per game. They may not be kung fu-fighting, but these cats are fast as lightning.
The Cowboys’ defense allowed Seattle running back Chris Carson to just 20 yards on 13 attempts. Carson averaged 80 rushing yards per game in the regular season. They will be looking to similarly neutralize Gurley. Meanwhile, Elliott amassed 137 rushing yards and scored one TD in the wild card win. Additionally, Dak Prescott had one TD and one pick on 226 passing yards. And wide receiver Amari Cooper had 106 yards on seven receptions. Per the best betting websites, the Boys are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as underdogs. But just 2-5 ATS in their last seven postseason road games.
Betting LA Rams
Gurley missed the last two games of the regular season. However, no one could catch up to his league-leading 21 touchdowns. Backup running back CJ Anderson didn’t make anyone forget about Gurley in those two games. Notwithstanding which he still posted better than average numbers. Anderson had 299 rushing yards, including 132 in the season finale. Starting QB Jared Goff had 32 TDs and 12 picks on 4688 passing yards in the regular season. Goff was a bit off toward the end of the year. Nonetheless, the Horned Ones still finished second in scoring offense (32.9 ppg). The Rams are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games and 1-4 ATS in the last five playoff home games
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams – NFL Divisional Playoffs Betting
- Date: January 12, 2019
- Time: 5:15 p.m. PST
- Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Odds from Intertops.eu:
|Cowboys||+7 (EV)||50 (-110)||+285|
|Rams||-7 (-120)||50 (-110)||-350|
- Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game
- Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
- Cowboys are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game
- Rams are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game
- Rams are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
- Rams are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
Our Game Prediction: The Boys are just as good at run as they are at defending it. The ‘Hawks entered last weekend’s wild card game as the No. 1 rushing team in the NFL. And yet, Seattle could only manage 73 yards on the ground against Dallas’ defense. Can the Cowboys put the clamps on the Rams’ run offense as they did on Seattle’s? If you believe the answer is yes, they take Dallas to cover the spread as established by the best betting websites.