The brand-new $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., is set to make its debut as the Los Angeles Rams host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET. Dallas brought in Super Bowl-winning coach Mike McCarthy this offseason as it aims to make it past the divisional round for the first time since 1995 this season. The Rams are looking for a bounce-back year after missing the postseason in 2019 following their 2018 Super Bowl appearance.
After Dallas opened as the 2.5-point favorite at William Hill, the Cowboys vs. Rams odds now list this matchup as a pick'em. The over-under for total points is set at 51.5, up a point from the opener. Before locking in any Rams vs. Cowboys picks, you need to see the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Cowboys vs. Rams spread: Pick'em
- Cowboys vs. Rams over-under: 51.5
- Cowboys vs. Rams money line: Dallas -110, Los Angeles -110
- Cowboys: QB Dak Prescott threw for more than 250 yards in 11 games last season.
- Rams: QB Jared Goff threw for at least two TD passes in five straight games to end last season.
Why the Cowboys can cover
The Cowboys have arguably the most talented group of skill players in the NFC. They drafted Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb to go along with 1,000-yard receivers Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is coming off back-to-back 1,300-plus yard campaigns, while Prescott ranked second in the NFL with 4,902 passing yards last season.
And while Los Angeles is hoping for better results in its new stadium, the Rams have failed to cover in their last eight home games. Dallas, meanwhile, is 4-2 against the spread in its last six against the Rams. That includes a blowout 44-21 victory for Dallas over Los Angeles last December.
Why the Rams can cover
The home team is 6-2 against the spread in the past eight meetings between the teams, and Goff put up some big numbers last season. The fifth-year pro was third in the NFL in passing yards in 2019 with 4,638, and he threw for 22 touchdowns. He posted 284 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-21 loss to Dallas last season. With running back Todd Gurley struggling with injuries and ineffectiveness, Goff threw a career-high 626 passes in 2019.
The running game should get a boost from 2019 third-round pick Darrell Henderson, who ran for 147 yards in limited action last year, and explosive 2020 second-rounder Cam Akers. The defense revolves around Aaron Donald, who has 33 sacks over the past two seasons and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018. Jalen Ramsey added swagger to the unit after coming over from the Jaguars in a midseason trade, and he is a true shutdown corner.
How to make Cowboys vs. Rams picks
The model is leaning under the total, as both Prescott and Goff are both held to 300 yards passing or less in the simulations. It also has generated a very strong against-the-spread pick that cashes well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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