Can the Dallas Cowboys post their first playoff road win since 1993 when they face the Los Angeles Rams Saturday night?
They have lost six straight as a playoff road team, but have won outright the past four times overall when they were road dogs of 7 or more points! That is a huge angle in Divisional Round betting this weekend.
The Cowboys will face the Rams as a 7-point road underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. Last week Dallas edged the Seattle Seahawks 24-22 as a 2.5-point home favorite. Even with that win, Dallas is still only 3-9 straight up and against the spread in their last 12 playoff games.
On the road in the playoffs Dallas has lost seven straight at 2-5 ATS and as a playoff underdog they’ve dropped six in a row at 2-4 ATS. Oddly enough, when listed as an underdog the Cowboys are 5-1 SU in their last six and 6-1 ATS in their last seven.
If they can establish the running game with Zeke Elliott and keep the Rams offenses off the field, this could be a low-scoring game where the Cowboys can cover or win outright.
The Rams begin their playoff run at home where they were 7-1 SU and 3-3-2 ATS this season. It was a bumpy road for Rams bettors down the stretch as they were 3-5-1 ATS in their last nine games. Los Angeles was favored in every game this season, going 13-3 SU and 7-7-2 ATS.
In the postseason, the Rams are a disappointing 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five, but a lot of that is ancient history as the Rams just recently returned to playoff form. Being listed as a favorite in the postseason hasn’t meant much to the Rams either, as they’ve dropped three straight SU and their last four ATS. In their last eight as a playoff favorite, the Rams are 1-6-1 ATS.
The Cowboys and Rams last met up last season and Los Angeles won 35-30 as a 5-point road underdog. Despite that loss Dallas has had the upper hand in this matchup at 4-2 SU and ATS in their last six versus the Rams. On the road against the Rams, the Cowboys are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five.
Divisional Round Betting Pick
We like the Rams -7 to win in a rout here
January 9, 2019