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New-Look Rams Face Tough Task vs “America’s Team” in Week 4

The Los Angeles Rams were largely an afterthought in their first year in Tinseltown last season, but they’re starting to turn some heads and gain recognition across the league three weeks into the 2017 campaign. The Rams will look to keep up their sudden high-scoring ways against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.

Xbet opened the Rams as 8.5-point road underdogs for the contest.

Shark Bites
  • The Rams are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games on the road in October.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Rams’ last seven games against the Cowboys.
  • The Cowboys are 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight games in Week 4.

In a surprisingly exciting Thursday Night Football matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams hung on to win an absolute shootout 41-39 thanks to some strong performances on offense. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns while Todd Gurley ran for two scores and caught another to already surpass his combined touchdown total of 2016. 

The NFL’s lowest-scoring team from a year ago, the Rams look like a completely different unit under first-year coach Sean McVay. The additions of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods have also helped L.A. score 107 points through three games, the second-most in franchise history. 

The Rams and Cowboys have a penchant of playing low-scoring games, meaning UNDER bettors will be tracking this matchup closely. In the last seven meetings between the squads, the UNDER is 5-2. 

After getting hammered by the Denver Broncos in Week 2, “America’s Team” got back on track in a 28-17 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals in Monday Night Football. The Cowboys got off to a terrible start but found their legs halfway through the game to hang on for the win to improve to 2-1 and tie the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. 

The OVER tends to pay out when the Cowboys are labeled as home chalk. In Dallas’s last 11 as home favorites, the OVER is 8-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -8 for the host Dallas Cowboys earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 46.5, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 28-14 win for the Cowboys on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Los Angeles Rams vs Dallas Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Dallas Cowboys have seen them go 2-1 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Los Angeles Rams are at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Rams are 2-0-1, while the Cowboys are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 13-rated Dallas Cowboys and the No. 32-rated Los Angeles Rams in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 21.33 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 25 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 221.67 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 204.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Los Angeles Rams own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113 yards per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Jared Goff in defeating the 49ers 41-39.

Dak Prescott passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Cowboys past Arizona 28-17 on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • LA Rams is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • LA Rams is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Rams' last 5 games
  • LA Rams is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Dallas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Dallas is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 9 games
  • Dallas is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Seattle, Sunday, October 8
Dallas home to Green Bay, Sunday, October 8