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The Dallas Cowboys are traveling again and will be facing the Chargers in LA. Does that mean that the Chargers will have the upper hand in this one and will win handily? We are checking all the betting lines and the top picks available to us. Our experts will delve in and will share all the insight we got.
Best bet of the game: Dallas +3.5 @ -115 against the LA Chargers
We simply have to fade the Chargers here because of the reason we think these teams are equal if Dallas isn’t slightly better.
The current line suggests that on a neutral field, the Chargers would be favored by about a point. But there’s one essential angle that we can’t miss. The LA Chargers’ home-field advantage practically doesn’t exist. And their worst home game in terms of fans would be against the Cowboys who have their training camp 1 hour away from Sofi Stadium.
In other words, the home team is not the Chargers here. It may not be the Cowboys but it definitely isn’t the Chargers.
Looking at the yards per play stats, we also see that Dallas has 5.9 while the Chargers have 5.4. Not a huge difference but the Cowboys managed to rack up 451 yards against the Super Bowl champions in week 1. The Chargers practically escaped Washington after QB Ryan Fitzpatrick picked up a season-ending injury. Bet Dallas and take the points.
Another bet to consider for the Chargers vs Cowboys match
This would be the Team Field Goals Over 2.5 @ +250 for the Cowboys. Last week, Greg Zuerlein missed 2 field goals and 1 extra point. He would have had a total of 4 field goals in the game.
This week, The Cowboys are facing a defense that is definitely not better than the Tampa Bay one. Even if touchdowns are not scored in bunches, Dallas will keep getting in field goal range. Look for a veteran kicker like Greg ‘’The Leg’’ Zuerlein to bounce back. The betting line and odds also make perfect sense and give us excellent value.
LAC vs DAL: Players to watch in the game
Ezekiel Elliott: The RB1 for the Cowboys did not have a good outing in the opening week of the season. He rushed 11 times for merely 33 yards and caught 2 passes for 6 yards. Yes, he mainly had to block to stop the heavy pass rush trying to demolish his quarterback but a top-tier running back has to be more effective than that. We’ll see what he does this week.
Joey Bosa: The dominant defensive end had a mid-way good game versus the Washington Football team in week 1. Yes, he made 1 sack, but had only 3 tackles. He needs to be more involved in stopping the run and it will be interesting to see just how much of a disruptor he’ll be against the Cowboys.
Bonus Bets for the Los Angeles vs Dallas match
- Team Touchdowns: LA Chargers Under 3.5 @ -125
- Winning Margin: DAL Cowboys 1-6 @ +425
- Justin Herbert Passing yards: Over 300.5 @ -120
Important questions about the match at hand
- Is DeMarcus Lawrence playing on Sunday? – No, he is injured and is out indefinitely.
- Will Keenan Allen catch a TD pass? – The bookies have the line for his O/U receptions at 7.5 so it’s highly likely that he will score.