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Cowboys vs Rams Week 5: Rams' Rushing Attack in Need of Some Major Fixing

  •   Cowboys backup QB Cooper Rush is now 4-0 as the starter for injured Dak Prescott
  •   The Los Angeles Rams defense struggled in Week 4 with 0 sacks and just 1 QB hit
  •   Watch Cowboys vs Rams live on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 4:25 PM ET on FOX

Cowboys vs Rams Week 5 Odds

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Dallas Cowboys +5.5 (-110)

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+196

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Los Angeles Rams -5.5 (-110)

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-240

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POINT SPREAD: Dallas Cowboys +5.5 (-110)

POINT TOTAL: Under 42.5 (-110)

MONEY LINE: Los Angeles Rams (-110)

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Dallas Cowboys +5.5 (-110) at Caesars

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Chances are this NFC battle will be won by the favored LA Rams, but these two teams are close enough in potential that it might be smart to take the points and the Cowboys to cover, their 7th ranked defense (when healthy) tough to score against, especially given the 28th ranked Rams offense has been looking a bit off lately.

It’s the Los Angeles Ram’s rushing attack that seems in need of some major fixing, right now averaging just 68.5 yards on the ground per game (30th best), though the good news is that the Cowboys struggle to stop the run this season, ranked 27th after allowing opponents to gain 138 rushing yards per outing – two weak links that could explode either way on Sunday afternoon.

One of many fun matchups to watch for in this one is Rams WR Cooper Kupp versus Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs who so far this season has 2 interceptions and 9 passes defended, while Kupp continues to be tough to cover and then even tougher to tackle, the playmaker with a league leading 42 receptions so far this season for 402 yards and 3 TDS, a handful for Diggs.

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Under 42.5 (-110) at DraftKings

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This bet always requires a bit of math first in order to ensure a smart wager, the oddsmakers predict the Rams and Cowboys will combine for 42.5 points on Sunday in Week 5, and so far these two teams have been averaging just over 35 points combined per game (17.8 ppg for Dallas, 17.5 ppg for L.A.), way under for this betting situation.

The other way to look at the math is to check on how these two teams defend their own end zones, and the Rams’ defense has allowed opponents to score 23.5 points per game and the Cowboys’ defense has allowed 15.5 points per game, which is a total of 39 points which is still under what this bet allows, another clear signal that this might be a low scoring endeavor.

Of course, a breakout game from any playmakers will blow all that basic math off the table, and for Dallas that means a big outing for their two-headed RB monster (Zeke Elliott and Tony Pollard) whose group combines for 104 rushing yards per game, and on the Rams’ side watch for game-changing production from DT Aaron Donald who is always hungry for multiple sacks.

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Los Angeles Rams (-240) at BetMGM

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One thing that might help the Los Angeles Rams win this game (or any game) is for the offensive line to keep QB Matthew Stafford from getting sack, last week allowing him to be taken down seven times against the San Francisco 49ers, so far with 16 total sacks this season, which could also explain his league-leading six interceptions.

The L.A. Rams are favored by the odds makers to win this game outright so for this money line bet you would have to bet $240 on them if you want to win $100 and your wager back – our choice for this bet this week – or else you could go the opposite way and bet $100 on the Dallas Cowboys to win outright and if they do the payoff would be $196 plus your initial investment.

This game is a key conference duel, and the 2-2 Rams have a greater need than the 3-1 Cowboys to win here, however, Dallas still has backup Cooper Rush under center and there is no telling until the game time when the starter Dak Prescott will be healthy enough to play, a factor that could affect how you approach this bet since his freshly healed thumb might still be sore.

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How to Watch Cowboys vs Rams

  •   What: Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams
  •   Where: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
  •   When: Sunday, October 9, 2022; 4:25 PM ET
  •   How: FOX

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