LA Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 4 Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick

LA Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 4 Odds, Game Preview & Expert Pick

Written by on September 28, 2017

Given the salary cap in the NFL, there is an expectation that teams are going to have up and down years in this league. There comes a time when salaries need to be dumped and youth needs to be served, all of which we refer to as “rebuilding years.” Both, the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams are in those years, but for their Sunday match-up the NFL Week 4 Odds favors “America’s Team”.Last season was a return to brilliance, with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot delivering an offensive punch as rookies in the NFL. The big question heading into this season was whether either or perhaps even both would be victims of a sophomore slump. Prescott has been good through the first 3 weeks, while Elliott has been a little up and down, perhaps because of off-field distractions.The Rams also have a solid group of younger guys, with Todd Gurley and Jared Goff delivering the goods early on this season. The LA Rams have been a pleasant surprise so far, especially offensively, but will have their biggest challenge of the season this weekend when they go on the road to face the Cowboys. Dallas comes in as a 6-point betting odds favorite, and the O/U for this one is set at 47 ½ points.

LA Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 4 Odds & Preview

When: Sunday, October 1 at 1 PM ESTWhere: AT&T Stadium, ArlingtonTV: FOXRadio: ESPNLA 710 (Los Angeles) / 105.3 FM (Dallas)Live Stream: NFL LiveNFL Week 4 Odds: Dallas Cowboys -6 (Over & Under at 47.5 points)

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 28°C/82°F
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 5 mph SSE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Recent Head to Head (Last 7 Games)

  • Record: Cowboys lead 5-2
  • Score: Rams 16.57 / Cowboys 24.43
  • Rush Yards: Rams 95.29 / Cowboys 154.86
  • Pass Attempts: Rams 35 / Cowboys 30.43
  • Completion Percentage: Rams 61.63 / Cowboys 61.50
  • Passing Yards: Rams 201.29 / Cowboys 218
  • Total Yards: Rams 296.58 / Cowboys 372.86
  • Turnovers: Rams 1.43 / Cowboys 2.14

Why consider the LA Rams NFL Week 4 Odds?

The LA Rams had several issues last season, the least of which was making the switch from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The team did little on the field to attract new fans in their new home, and while there is yet to be a groundswell of support this season, this version of the Rams seems to be settling in nicely to their new digs. Todd Gurley appears to have bounced back from a sophomore slump season and is rushing into the end zone, seemingly at will.Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the play of Jared Goff. The young QB was never really given a fair shot under previous head coach Jeff Fisher, but he is putting up some solid numbers through the first 3 weeks, and is a big reason why the Rams are now the top scoring team in the NFL with 107 points. This team has also given up 75 points in 3 games, so there is still work to be done. The Rams have been a thorn in the side of the Cowboys, winning back to back games against them. Not so good is their ATS record on the road, where they are 1-5 in their last 6. They are also 2-4 ATS in their last 6 visits to Dallas.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 35.67
  • Total Yards: 374.34
  • Rush Yards: 93.67
  • Passing Yards: 280.67

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 25
  • Total Yards: 343.67
  • Rush Yards: 139
  • Passing Yards: 204.67

Why consider the Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 4 Odds?

Last season was a tough act to follow for the Dallas Cowboys, but at 2-1, they have made a steady, if somewhat unremarkable start to the 2017 NFL season. They delivered an absolute stinker in Week 2, going down 42-17 to the Broncos, but book-ended that defeat with a pair of good wins versus the Giants and the Cardinals. It remains to be seen whether the Broncos game was an aberration, as it’s worth noting that Dallas only gave up a total of 20 points in their 2 wins this season.Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys dominates the NFL Week 4 Odds.As I mentioned earlier, Dallas has lost their last 2 meetings with the Rams, but it should be noted that they have beaten LA 5 straight times prior to those defeats. Dallas is now 15-4 SU in its last 19 games, but are not a team that covers very often, going just 3-7 ATS in their last 10. 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams have gone UNDER the point total.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 21.33
  • Total Yards: 311
  • Rush Yards: 89.33
  • Passing Yards: 221.67

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 20.67
  • Total Yards: 314.97
  • Rush Yards: 87.33
  • Passing Yards: 227.67

Latest Betting Trends for NFL Week 4

  • Rams are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Rams is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Rams’s last 5 games
  • Cowboys are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Cowboys are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 9 games

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 32
  • First Meeting: November 6th, 1960. Cotton Bowl. Dallas, Texas
  • Last Meeting: September 21st, 2014. Edward Jones
  • All-Time Series: Dallas 17-15-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Dallas 28-0 (1979)
  • Longest Win Streak: Dallas 3 (2011-2014)
  • Current Win Streak: Dallas 3 (2011-2014)

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that this game is going to follow the point total trend by going UNDER the 47 ½. I do like Dallas at home, but am not convinced that they are going to be able to cover the spread in this one.Score: LA Rams 17 – Dallas Cowboys 20
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