Rams to Cover?

The hobbled Dallas Cowboys travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams this Sunday. Oddsmakers have established the Cowboys as 7-point favorites in Week 7.

Bet the Cowboys at Rams

Kickoff: 1:05 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Dallas as a 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: 44

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 60% of bettors favor the Cowboys –7 against the St. Louis.

Top Betting Trends:

ST LOUIS is 20-35 ATS (-18.5 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.

ST LOUIS is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

ST LOUIS is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.

ST LOUIS is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

ST LOUIS is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points over the last 2 seasons.

ST LOUIS is 68-96 ATS (-37.6 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.

ST LOUIS is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.

ST LOUIS is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) against NFC East division opponents since 1992.

ST LOUIS is 32-53 ATS (-26.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History

DALLAS is 1-0 against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons 

DALLAS is 1-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Prediction:

Everyone is waiting to see if quarterback Tony Romo will play with a broken finger and as of now, he’s expected to be under center. If Romo can’t go, the ageless one Brad Johnson will step in and command the offense. The Cowboys will be quite a different team if Johnson has to play, although he’ll have plenty of weapons at his disposal with T.O., Marion Barber, Jason Witten and the newly acquired Roy Williams. The Rams meanwhile, are coming off their first win of the season after replacing head coach Scott Linehan. In Jim Haslett’s first game as interim head coach, St. Louis played inspired in a road win over the Redskins. Even though the Rams looked brutal before last week, you have to like the home team getting that many points coming off a big win. And with the injuries and turmoil going on in Dallas, we think St. Louis can at least pull off a cover. We predict the Cowboys over the Rams 20-17.

Bet the Cowboys at Rams

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Posted: 10/19/08 7:00AM

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