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Point Spread Favors the Cowboys in Week 3 Battle with the St. Louis Rams

Dallas Cowboys


St. Louis Rams
Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Edward Jones Dome


The Dallas Cowboys broke into the win column last week, but they're on 0-5-1 ATS and 1-6 SU runs against teams from the NFC West as they take on the St. Louis Rams in Week 3 action on Sunday afternoon.

The Rams, meanwhile, are 5-2 ATS for their supporters on the NFL betting lines in their last seven home games, with the OVER having gone 5-1-1 for totals bettors in their last seven home games against teams from the NFC East.

A pair of OVER trends are in play here as the OVER is 5-1-1 in St. Louis’ last seven home games vs. NFC East and also 11-3 in St. Louis’ last 14 games before bye week.

Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks, including BetDSI, had set the St. Louis Rams as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 45.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at GTbets.eu).

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Computer Prediction: Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rams to win this game on Sunday 23-21. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Rams sport a record of 1-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Dallas Cowboys sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 0-2 for the Rams and 0-2 for the Cowboys. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Dallas injuries news.

The Rams - Cowboys odds would favor the Rams if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 19 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cowboys sit at No. 22.

How Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Rams No. 32-ranked offense (12.5 PPG) against a Dallas Cowboys defense that ranks No. 11 at 19 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 233 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (212 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Dallas Cowboys own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 82 yards per game when on the road. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas won its last outing, a 26-10 result against the Titans on September 14. The Cowboys covered in that game as a +3.5-point underdog, while the 36 combined points took the game UNDER the total. DeMarco Murray went over the 100-yard mark (167) in his team's latest effort as Dallas defeated Tennessee by a score of 26-10 on Sunday.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 19-17 winner on the road against the Buccaneers. They covered the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Rams were Week 2 winners, coming out on top of the Buccaneers by a score of 19-17.

Dallas Cowboys vs St. Louis Rams Betting Odds Trends

Dallas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Dallas

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to New Orleans, Sunday, September 28th
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Sunday, October 5th