The Dallas Cowboys head to SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon hoping to continue their 3-game winning streak. At SoFi, the Cowboys meet a Los Angeles Rams squad desperate to get back above .500. Will the Rams bounce back from a Monday night loss to the San Francisco 49ers? Or will the Boys show why they’re one of the better teams in the NFC? See below for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Dallas at Los Angeles Rams.
NFL Week 5 Betting Preview for Cowboys versus Rams
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Lines and Match Info
- When: Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:25 pm ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
- TV / Streaming: FOX / Fox Sports
- ATS Odds: LAR -5.5
- Moneyline Odds: Dallas +192 / LAR -242
- Over/Under Odds: 43.5
Why bet on Dallas versus LAR?
After a tough opening week loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas has dominated. One of the reasons they’ve played so well is because Cooper Rush doesn’t make mistakes. Dallas’ backup quarterback will again fill in for the injured Dak Prescott. Rush should have no trouble moving the ball versus a Rams’ defense that has struggled against the pass.
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 312.8
- Passing Yards: 208.8
- Rushing Yards: 104.0
- Points Scored: 17.8
- Turnovers: 2
Dallas Cowboys Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 308.5
- Passing Yards: 171.0
- Rushing Yards: 137.5
- Points Scored: 15.5
- Takeaways: 4
Why bet on LAR versus Dallas?
The Rams played well for three-quarters in the 24-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Two plays, a Deebo Samuel highlight reel touchdown and a pick six that Matthew Stafford threw to safety Talanoa Hufunga, accounts for the score difference. The Rams know this is a key game for them to stay .500 or above. Expect LAR to show their best.
Los Angeles Rams Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 294.0
- Passing Yards: 225.5
- Rushing Yards: 68.5
- Points Scored: 17.5
- Turnovers: 9
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 341.5
- Passing Yards: 249.3
- Rushing Yards: 92.3
- Points Scored: 23.5
- Takeaways: 7
Cowboys at Rams Relevant Trends
- Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 on the road
- Dallas is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in October
- Under is 5-0-1 in the Cowboys last 6 games on field turf
- Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
- LAR is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on field turf
- Under is 5-1-1 in the Rams’ last 7 on the road
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams Final Betting Prediction
The line opened Rams -6.5 and quickly dived to Rams -4.5. The 2-points odds difference is telling because up until the loss to San Francisco most had felt the Rams were still one of the league’s best teams.
But SF exposed Los Angeles’ top weakness. Stafford has thrown 6 picks this season. On Saturday, Staff and the Rams’ offense face one of the league’s better defenses.
Cooper Rush won’t make a mistake. Not only that, but the Dallas’ offense has the luxury of taking their time because the Big D defense will contain Stafford and the Rams’ offense. Dallas will have a shot for the money line win.
NFL Week 5 Pick: Dallas Cowboys +5.5