Dallas Cowboys vs. LA Chargers Prediction ATS
NFL Football Week 2
Date/Time: Sunday September 19th, 2021. 4:25PM (EST)
Where: SoFi Stadium Inglewood, C.A.
Point Spread: DAL +3/LAC -3 (GTBets - Deposit $100 to $500 and receive a huge 100% bonus!)
Over/Under Total: 52
The Los Angeles Chargers pulled out a 20-16 victory over Washington in Week 1 thanks largely to a big performance from quarterback Justin Herbert who threw for 337 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Despite Washington’s prestigious defensive pedigree, the Chargers attempted 47 passes in the air raid. Now the Chargers’ gunslinger style of football will face off with America’s Team on Sunday inside SoFi Stadium. As everyone is aware, the Cowboys have turned into one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL and looked really dangerous in last week’s opening loss to Tampa Bay. Needless to say, bettors should expect a lot of offense when the Chargers and Cowboys square off for this intriguing Week 2 match-up.
Personally, I was slightly surprised to see the Cowboys getting points this week. Dallas just went toe to toe with the reigning Super Bowl Champions in a game where they really outplayed Tampa Bay. The Cowboys are completely a different team with QB Dak Prescott under center, and the entire offense is completely loaded with weapons. With that being said, the Cowboys’ defense remains the x-factor. I mentioned I was surprised to see Dallas listed as underdogs, but that does not necessarily mean we want to take our chances by backing the Cowboys just yet, either. The Cowboys’ defense, by all accounts, does not have a ton of talent. New Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn is an excellent addition to the coaching staff, but this is still largely the same defensive group that allowed 30 points per game last season. Until we see consistent or confirmed improvement from the Dallas defense, they remain a risky betting option.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting Analysis
I feel like everyone witnessed the Thursday night spectacle last week between the Cowboys and Buccaneers. While I don’t want to focus on a one-game sample, it’s important to point out that Dak Prescott was leading the NFL in passing before his season-ending injury last year. Prescott returned in the same form that he was in during early 2020, completing 42 of 58 passing for 403 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. The Cowboys receiving corps may be the best in the NFL with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. If that is not enough, Ezekiel Elliott still roams this Cowboys backfield, and backup Tony Pollard has been electric with his limited touches. Needless to say, anyone that doubts that this Dallas’ offense will produce big numbers has just not been paying attention.
After I look at this game from several angles, I believe Los Angeles could have a potential big offensive output as well. The Cowboys’ secondary is downright bad. QB Justin Herbert has a lot of weapons to stretch the field with receivers Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and now TE Jared Cook. Add in the elusive threat of Austin Ekeler in the backfield, and the Chargers have the type of team that could keep the Cowboys’ defense on their heels. The Cowboys’ defense, especially their pass-rush, plays better against prototypical quarterbacks. Against mobile quarterbacks, the Cowboys really struggle, and that is because of the coverage issues in the secondary. I expect Herbert to make a lot of plays in this game and would not be surprised if there are a couple of big opportunities to stretch the field.
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Cowboys vs. Chargers Betting Trends
- The Chargers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games
- The Chargers have hit the “over” in 9 of the last 14 games
- The Chargers are 2-4 SU in their last six games against NFC opponents
- The Chargers are 13-2-1 ATS in their previous 16 games against NFC East opponents
- The Cowboys have hit the “over” in six of the last eight games
- The Cowboys are 2-10 SU in their previous 12 games on the road
- The Cowboys are 2-4 ATS in their last six games in September
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