Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams NFL Point Spread Picks 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Dallas Cowboys head to Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in the Divisional Playoffs. The Rams had the bye while the Cowboys beat Seattle 24-22 in the Wild Card round. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Cowboys are 9-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-9-0. The Rams are 7-8-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-8-0.
Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 9-7-1 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 7-8-1 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/22/18 TE Geoff Swaim Wrist IR
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
01/05/19 G Xavier Su'a-Filo Ankle is questionable
01/05/19 WR Allen Hurns Ankle is out for season
01/05/19 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
12/04/18 RB Malcolm Brown Shoulder is out for season
11/12/18 WR Cooper Kupp ACL IR
10/01/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/20/18 WR Mike Thomas Hip IR
09/04/18 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Garrett Sickels Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee IR
09/04/18 DE Ryan Davis Undisclosed IR
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
01/07/19 S Lamarcus Joyner Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
01/07/19 RB Todd Gurley II Knee is probable Saturday vs Dallas
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 339. They have run 1,022 plays this year for 5,501 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 322 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas has run for 1,963 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 439 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 104 times for 885 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. Dak Prescott has passed for 3,885 yards this year. He's completed 356 throws while attempting 526 passes for a completion percentage of 67.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 96.9. He averages 10.9 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 324. They have given up a total of 5,268 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 367 throws on 542 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,755 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 400 attempts for 1,513 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Cowboys have had 89 penalties for 681 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36.5% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and are averaging 5.7 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 283 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,250. The Dallas Cowboys have tried 36 field goals this season and made 29, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 80.6%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,670 yards on 60 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 2,231 yards as a team, which ranks 8th in the NFL. They've run 459 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 96 times for 878 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the league in penalties. They are 1st in the NFL in points scored with 527. They have run 1,060 plays this season for 6,738 yards, which ranks them 10th in the league in total offense. The Rams average 6.4 yards per play, which is 7th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 401 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion. He has completed 364 passes on 561 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating is 101.1. He has thrown for 4,688 yards this season.
The Rams rush defense has allowed 386 attempts for 1,957 yards this year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 99 penalties for 852 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.2% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the league. They are 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 384. They have surrendered a total of 5,737 yards on D, which is 19th in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams are ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 347 passes on 533 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 8th and 20th in the National Football League. The Rams pass defense has also given up a total of 3,780 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have attempted 41 field goals this season and made 34, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.9%. Los Angeles kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 51 for 53 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,991 yards on 43 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That places them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns with 30. They've accumulated 307 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 60 yards. They have returned 39 kicks for 834 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this year. They are 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 8,102.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams -7
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