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Bradford out for Rams vs Dallas

The Rams haven't won and they haven't covered a spread in 2011, mimicking the ineptitude of Miami so far this season.

Now they head for Dallas in a game that could end up with the biggest point spread of the week. And without QB Sam Bradford, who was declared out Friday for the Rams.

After opening at -10 for Dallas, bettors quickly pounced and drove the number all the way to -14.5 at some online sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark.com.

Dallas played well against the Patriots before some conservative play-calling and a late Tom Brady drive ruined their Sunday. Ironically, the last time Dallas lost as a big favorite (9 points or more), it was against the Rams back in 2008.

View St Louis vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Dallas opened as 10.5-point favorites , while the NFL total was set at 44.5 for over under betting. [ Prop odds and see the latest line moves after the Bradford news over at Bovada ]

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cowboys rated this week at No. 2 and the Rams sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 20-7 result in favor of the Cowboys this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 15-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 30 at 27.4 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 324.8 yards per game, more than the Rams give up through the air (240.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rams feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 107.5 yards per game. Dallas, meanwhile, ranks No. 14 in rushing offense at home.

St. Louis was a 24-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Packers. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 27 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Sam Bradford handled the Packers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 321 yards and 0 scores, but St. Louis still lost to Green Bay 24-3.

In their last action, Dallas was a 20-16 loser on the road against the Patriots. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In Dallas's last outing, Tony Romo threw for 317 yards in a losing cause against the Patriots, 20-16 at Gillette Stadium.

St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Rams at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Dallas's last 18 games
Dallas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Dallas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 30
Dallas at Philadelphia, Sunday, October 30

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