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Chargers Cowboys Betting Preview for Week 4

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The 2-1 Dallas Cowboys, leaders in the NFC East, head West for an inter-conference bout with the 1-2 San Diego Chargers Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium (4:25 pm ET, Fox).

In the early Week 4 odds action, the Pokes, after beating up on the Rams Sunday 31-7, were favored by a point and a half over the Bolts, who just lost a tough game at Tennessee by allowing a touchdown with 30 seconds to go. The Chargers are 7-2 ATS as a home dog since 2004 but haven't beaten the Cowboys here since 1983 (0-3 SU).

The Chargers sport records of 1-2 and 2-0-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cowboys sit at 2-1 and 3-0 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-1 for the Chargers and 1-2 for the Cowboys.

View Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers Odds and Stats.

San Diego opened as -1.5-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes, while the NFL total was set at 45 for over under betting.

The Chargers sit at No. 25 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cowboys are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 32-22.

The Cowboys were a 31-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rams. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Chargers suffered a Week 3 loss against Tennessee in their last game, falling 20-17 at LP Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 9-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 9 at 18.33 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 257 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (274.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 135 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cowboys at Chargers trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Dallas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Dallas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
San Diego is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Denver, Sunday, October 6th
San Diego at Oakland, Sunday, October 6th