The best offshore sportsbooks for US players favor the Dallas Cowboys by 2.5 points over the Los Angeles Rams in their opening game of the 2020 NFL regular season on September 13 at 5:20 p.m. at SoFi Stadium.
Cowboys vs. Rams NFL Betting Week 1 Odds
|Cowboys||-3 (EV)||51½ (-115)||-150|
|Rams||+3 (-120)||51½ (-105)||+130|
Betting Dallas Cowboys
The Boys are the road faves according to the best online sportsbooks. The Dallas secondary has been getting a lot of over the years. It has been considered the team’s weakest area, even though evident talent exists on the roster. With the 2020 regular season a little over a week away, the third level of the Cowboys defense has a number players nursing injuries. They’re all heading into contract years as members of the franchise’s 2017 draft class.
Xavier ‘New Day’ Woods has been the team’s starting free safety for a few seasons now. He may not be Jamal Adams or Earl Thomas. But he has been solid and improving with each passing year he’s been in the league. During the Cowboys Blue-White scrimmage last Sunday, Woods left with an injured groin.
Luckily, it doesn’t look like Wood’s injury is serious. Veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, brought in as a free agent to be the starter opposite Woods, was released on Thursday. They are still figuring out the safety position. It’s crucial that a regular starter like Woods is available when the season begins next Sunday.
Chidobe Awuzie is looking to rebound from a tough 2019 campaign. He continuously struggled to wrap his head around in coverage. In training camp, he has been getting work at cornerback as well as safety. That is reminiscent of his days at Colorado. He was enjoying a good camp until he sustained a knee/quadricep injury on August 24.
Per the best offshore sportsbooks for US players, Dallas is 2-4 SU in their last six games. 4-2 ATS in their last six games against the Rams. 4-2 SU in their last six games against the Rams. 2-5 SU in their last seven games on the road. The total has gone over in five of Dallas’ last six games playing on the road against the Rams. The total has gone over in six of Dallas’ last seven games against an opponent in the NFC. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against an opponent in the NFC West. And 4-1 SU in their last five games played in September.
Betting LA Rams
The Horned Ones are the home dogs, so sayeth the best offshore sportsbooks for US players. The Rams are not in a rebuilding stage. Even though they are down 12 starters from their Super Bowl run two years ago. And in spite of a move to incur over $30 million in dead money. Or about 15% of their salary cap. A move to walk away from running back Todd Gurley II and receiver Brandin Cooks.
The Rams aren’t kicking the can down the road to 2021 when they’ll receive some salary-cap relief. Rebuilding isn’t even a word that McVay wants to articulate. “I would never refer to it as that,” said McVay. “I think that’s making excuses and running away from the expectations we have, which we’ll never do. “We expect to win. We expect to prepare to win.”
McVay let veteran coordinator Wade Phillips. A defense that ranked ninth in Defense-adjusted value over average last season be damned! He hired the first-time coordinator Brandon Staley. Special teams coordinator John Fassel left for the Dallas Cowboys. Kicker Greg Zuerlein followed him. John Bonamego took Fassel’s place. McVay hired the services of Kevin O’Connell as an offensive coordinator, which fills a role that remained abeyant the past two seasons.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL Week 1 Pick
The Rams will win and cover, and the total will go under.