Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/12/2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Dallas Cowboys head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 38. The Cowboys were 10-7-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-10-0. The Rams were 4-11-1 against the spread and their over/under mark was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys were 7-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Dallas Cowboys were 10-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
07/22/17 DL David Irving Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
07/19/17 RB Ezekiel Elliott Possible Suspension "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
07/30/17 WR Mike Thomas Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
07/30/17 CB Troy Hill Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-3
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys were 5th in the National Football League in points scored with 421 last year. They ran 1,010 plays for 6,027 yards, which ranked them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 6 yards per play, which was 4th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 358 1st downs last season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas ran for 2,396 yards as a unit, which ranked 2nd in the league. They ran 499 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 105 times for 879 yards last year, which had them 18th in the NFL in penalties. Dak Prescott passed for 3,667 yards last year. He completed 311 throws while attempting 459 passes for a completion percentage of 67.8%. His quarterback rating last season was 104.9 and his QBR was 81.5. He averaged 11.8 yards per completion and 8.0 yards per pass attempt.
Dallas was 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 306. They gave up a total of 5,503 yards on D, which was 14th in the league. The Cowboys were 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 425 throws on 633 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense last season, ranking them 32nd and 30th in the league. The Dallas pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,167 yards in the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 340 attempts for 1,336 yards last season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. The Cowboys had 90 penalties for 784 yards on defense last year. That placed them 3rd in the league. They allowed a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which was 16th in the NFL.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,252 yards as a team last year, which ranked 31st in the NFL. They ran 375 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 126 times for 1091 yards last season, which had them 3rd in the league in penalties. They were 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 224. They ran 960 plays last season for 4,203 yards, which ranked them 32nd in the league in total offense. The Rams averaged 4.4 yards per play, which was 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 245 1st downs last year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit.
The Rams rush defense allowed 424 attempts for 1,660 yards last year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles committed 108 penalties for 920 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 15th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 31.3% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the league. They were 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 394. They surrendered a total of 5,392 yards on D, which was 9th in the NFL. The Rams were ranked 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense gave up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 378 passes on 582 attempts against the Los Angeles defense last season, placing them 25th and 21st in the National Football League. The Los Angeles Rams pass defense also gave up a total of 3,732 yards through the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams +1
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