Dallas at LA Rams NFL Preseason Lines, Pick & Preview Week 1

Posted by Peter Boysen on August 11, 2017 in

Two National Football League teams will get together at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for preseason Week 1 action in the National Football League. The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Los Angeles Rams here. A season ago, the Dallas Cowboys were the best team out of the NFC with 13 regular season wins.

The Los Angeles Rams are looking to improve on another terrible season. The Rams, in theirfirst season in Los Angeles won just 4 games, including just 1 game at home. Many are projecting the Rams to not be a ton better this season. The Dallas Cowboys are -2.5 over the Rams in this game on Saturday.

Dallas at LA Rams NFL Preseason Lines, Pick & Preview Week 1

When: Saturday August 12, 2017; 9:00pm CT
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; Los Angeles, CA
TV: None
Radio: 103.5 The Fan (Dallas) / ESPNLA 710AM (LA)
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Dallas Cowboys -2.5

Why Bet on Dallas Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for another fantastic regular season. Last season, the Cowboys won 13 games, with 2 of their three losses to the New York Giants. The problem is – the Cowboys lost in their first postseason game to the Green Bay Packers to end their season much earlier than expected.

The Cowboys now have second year quarterback Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys were one of the top scoring teams in all of the league with 26 points per game. Dez Bryant is seeking to put together a full season of 16 games, as an elite wide receiver for the Cowboys.

Why Bet on Los Angeles Rams?

Second year quarterback Jared Goff has been solid in the early part of the preseason. Goff had a poor rookie season after being drafted as the top pick in the 2016 draft. Goff is looking to some help in the receiving core, as they were able to pick up Robert Woods from Buffalo. The Rams also have Tavon Austin as a receiver.

Are the Rams a safe bet against the Cowboys?

Todd Gurley is back as the lead running back for the Rams. Gurley saw a little bit of a  regression during his second season in the league. The Rams were the worst scoring team in all of the league with 14 points per game. The defense for Los Angeles allowed nearly 25 points per game.

Expert Pick & Prediction

Todd Gurley has the chance to be an elite wide receiver once again. Gurley needs some help from the offensive line, and the passing game is going to have to be improved for him to be more effective. The Dallas Cowboys are not really the best team to deal with when you are looking for offensive improvement.

The Cowboys have already won one preseason game, and they are favorites for this game as well. Look for Dallas to come away with the win in this game over the Los Angeles Rams. When betting on this game, take the Dallas Cowboys -2.5 over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.