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Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams prediction, preview and odds.

Dallas Cowboys (11-6) take on the Los Angeles Rams (13-3) on January 12, 2019, 8:15 PM ET at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

ODDS: DAL +7.0 o/u 48.0
OPEN: DAL +7 o/u 49.5

Weather:
Mostly Clear with 29% cloud cover and a 16% chance for rain. It will be 56° with 76% humidity and winds at 1 mph WNW. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has an open roof so weather should be considered.

Rankings:
Dallas is ranked #22 in offense and #8 in defense while Los Angeles is ranked #2 offensively and #20 defensively.

Dallas Stats
Passing Yards 221.1 23rd
Rushing Yards 122.7 10th
Points For 21.2 22nd
Points Against 20.3 6th
Los Angeles Stats
Passing Yards 281.7 5th
Rushing Yards 139.4 3rd
Points For 32.9 2nd
Points Against 24.0 20th

Betting Trends:

  • Cowboys are 11-6 (9-7-1 ATS) this season
  • Dallas o/u is 6-4 the last 10 games
  • Dallas is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rams are 13-3 (7-7-2 ATS) this season
  • Los Angeles o/u is 4-5-1 the last 10 games
  • LA Rams is 4-7-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • LA Rams is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Prediction: Cowboys 18 - Rams 31
Betting Pick: Los Angeles Rams -7 and OVER 48

Computer Prediction - Sportsjaw Scorecaster is a free prediction tool using fundamental NFL handicapping metrics: offensive and defensive stats, score differentials, yards per attempt, rushing yards, NFL power rankings, rushing/passing yards, and points allowed.

  • Bettor Insights

  • January 14 at 11:07am


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  • January 12 at 7:51pm

    Everyone was counting on Colts defense today , look what happened. Offense WINS in playoffs, not defense.

    My Pick: Los Angeles -7

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  • January 12 at 7:25pm


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  • January 12 at 7:15pm

    VegasInsider reporting that majority of bets are on the Cowboys but the line at most Vegas books are still at Rams -7.5, because the Sharp money is on LA.

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  • January 12 at 7:04pm

    Everybody predicting a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliot tonight and I agree. I think its an offensive ground and pound strategy by the Cowboys which will burn a lot of clock and limit Rams offensive possessions. I think this lends itself to a lower than expected total. I like Under 48 points.

    My Pick: Under 48

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  • January 12 at 6:00pm


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  • @texasg 60% Last 10
    January 12 at 3:48pm

    They haven't budged on the numbers for this game and Gurley is starting but is he 100%? This is a game of Dallas D versus Roms O. I think we had this discussion when the Saints played Dallas. Dak wasn't perfect in that game and they won. This is an offense friendly league now but the old saying still goes "Defense wins championships"

    My Pick: Dallas +7

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  • January 12 at 12:02pm

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  • January 12 at 11:52am

    I understand the stance I've been hearing where "this game will be filled with Cowboy fans because LA is the worst". While the Cowboys have been playing great it still comes down to Sean McVay vs Jason Garrett and I have to side with McVay. I can't get behind Dak and don't think he's an elite QB so I have to side with the favorites. The Rams are smart and should be prepared for Elliot's 30 touches today.

    My Pick: Los Angeles -7

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    • @maurice76
      January 12 at 11:56amMore
      agree about McVay, not a fan of Garrett or Dak but I had to take the boys to cover. i think it's the Rams SU though.
    • @JohnMiller
      January 12 at 12:06pmMore
      I actually think this game will be all about Phillips Vs. Marinelli. Rams put up a total of 29 points against the Bears and Eagles in a couple of late season Losses and this Dallas D is right up there with the best of them. On the otherhand, you have possibly the greatest DT we've ever seen in his first playoff action and a vet leading the secondary who has Rings.
  • January 12 at 8:58am

    This is the face off of the two best running backs in the league. Gurley has had some knee trouble but looks probable today. If he's full steam ahead the Cowboys defense can't stop him. Rams!

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  • January 12 at 8:55am

    Wade Phillips straight up said this is a "revenge game" for him so Rams defense is going to be clicking on all cylinders and Wade knowing how Jason thinks will make this very interesting. Todd Gurley said everyone he knows hates the Cowboys so he's going to do what he can to take care of business for them. I think Rams get the win but I'm not sure they get the cover. I took Cowboys. Fingers crossed!

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  • January 11 at 10:23pm

    If Dallas offense, or Dak Prescott was consistent I may have changed my pick however you can only lean on your defense for so long. Dallas has to be able to keep up with the Rams scoring machine and I don't think they can.

    My Pick: Los Angeles -7

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  • January 11 at 10:48am

    Rams -7 is my pick. People are forgetting how good this Rams team is because the slowed down a little towards the end. Cowboys barely beat Seahawks and I think Dak Prescott will have a tough time throwing against this Rams defense and at some point you can't always rely on the run game. I expect Rams to win by 10 points.

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  • @VFernandez 50% Last 10
    January 10 at 11:39am

    I locked Dallas +7.5. I liked Cowboys at +7 and think +7.5 is just ridiculous. Not sure how you would bet Rams -7.5 the way they have played at the end of regular season. Dallas still has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and you can bet Zeke is going to get 30-35 carries and get is 125+ yards on the ground.

    My Pick: Dallas +7

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  • January 10 at 10:43am


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  • January 13 at 12:05am

    Fansided: 3 takeaways from Los Angeles Rams 30-22 win over Dallas Cowboys in Divisional Round

    With an extra week to prepare, the Los Angeles Rams were hoping to see different results in the playoffs this time around when hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday during the Divisional Round.

    It ended up being closer at the end than expected, but at the end of the day, the Rams were able to hang on for the thrilling 30-22 win over the Cowboys to punch their ticket to the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

    As for who the Rams will face, well they will either host the Philadelphia Eagles or travel down south to take on the New Orleans Saints, depending on what the results are of Sunday's game between the two NFC teams.

  • January 12 at 11:45pm

    Star-Telegram: Take aim at the defense, Linehan and coaches as Cowboys don't show up in playoff loss to Rams

    NFL

    Midway through the second quarter, a Dallas Cowboys official asked anyone who had ears, "Think we maybe can play some defense tonight?"

    No need to single out the defense. Save for the punter, no one else from the Cowboy showed up.

    Or by the time they did, the night was too far gone.

    On the day news broke from the NFL Network that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was likely to be offered a contract extension, both he and his team collectively failed to show up on time for a playoff game.

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  • January 12 at 10:17pm

    Blogging The Boys: Cowboys vs. Rams Divisional Round playoff game: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, online streaming, radio

    NFL

    The wait is almost over. On Saturday night, the Dallas Cowboys will attempt to reach the NFC Championship game for the first time in decades when they take on the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are the favored team having secured a first-round bye and home field for the Divisional Round playoff game, but the Cowboy are the hotter team. The Rams are rested, but the Cowboys are riding momentum and confidence.

    The game will showcase two of the best running backs in the league in Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley, It also features two of the young guns in the NFL, Dak Prescott and Jared Goff.

  • January 12 at 8:52pm

    Blogging The Boys: Cowboys vs. Rams Divisional Round playoff game live thread

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  • January 12 at 7:54pm

    Fansided: Sean McVay faces most pressure in Rams needing to beat Cowboys

    Back in the 2017 offseason, the Los Angeles Rams took a huge risk by hiring Sean McVay to make him the youngest head coach in NFL history at the time, which obviously turned out to be the best decision the team ever made.

    Originally, McVay seemed like he would need at least a year or two of rebuilding before the Rams could even become part of the playoff conversation, but seeing how this team is coming off back-to-back NFC West titles shows just how great of a job he's done in such a short period of time.

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