The Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams headline this Saturday’s Divisional Round action in the NFC. Game time from Memorial Coliseum is set for 8:15 p.m. on FOX.
The Cowboys won the NFC East this season at 10-6 straight-up and they made the most of their wild card game at home by beating Seattle 24-22. Saturday’s closing line at BetAnySports moved to 2.5 points by kickoff, so Dallas failed to cover for the third time in their last four games. The total went OVER the 43.5-point line against the Seahawks and it has gone OVER in three of its last five contests
With a record of 6-3 ATS, the Cowboys were a decent bet as underdogs this season. The game plan for this Saturday’s contest as seven-point underdogs will be to establish the run behind Ezekiel Elliott. He racked up 137 yards on the ground in Saturday night’s wild card game after leading the NFL in total rushing yards in the regular season with 1,434 yards on 304 carries.
The Rams won the NFC West with a SU record of 13-3 to earn a first round bye. They closed down the regular season with a pair of wins against Arizona on the road and San Francisco at home both SU and ATS after failing to cover in nine of their previous 11 games. The total has stayed UNDER BetAnySports closing line in three of their last five outings. Los Angeles is an even 3-3-2 ATS at home this season.
Behind quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams averaged 281.7 passing yards per game. He threw for 4,688 total yards and 32 touchdowns in his third season at the helm. Todd Gurley anchored the running game with 1,251 rushing yards, but he was hampered with a knee injury and missed his final two regular season contests. Los Angeles was able to average 32.9 points per game as the second-highest scoring team in the NFL.
Dallas is going have a tough time keeping pace with the Rams on the scoreboard this Saturday night, so I am laying the touchdown spread and taking Los Angeles ATS.