The Dallas Cowboys kicked the NFL season off on Thursday Night Football, so it feels like we haven’t seen them in forever. They will search for their first win of the season, as they face the Los Angeles Chargers in a packed SoFi Stadium. The Chargers have gained the NFL betting advantage, and we’ll get into why below. However, has the line swung too far?
Cowboys vs Chargers Week 2 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 2 Game
Dallas Cowboys (0-1, 0-1 Away) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (1-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: Click here for the stream
It has been a long time since the Cowboys, and this team has actually changed a decent amount since then. We saw Michael Gallup get hurt during Week 1, but they will be without a few other players as well. Right tackle La’el Collins was suspended, Randy Gregory is in COVID protocol and top pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot. There were less notable injuries as well. In other words, they will need to be at their best on Sunday. Dak Prescott and the passing offense looked good passing against a heavy box. The defense looked improved, but still had their fair share of lapses.
The Chargers got a strong road win in Week 1 over Washington. However, they have their share of injuries this week as well. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is out while right tackle Bryan Bulaga was put on IR. With the Cowboys’ offense strong and their defense even more suspect without their top pass rusher, Justin Herbert will need to have a big game. The Chargers’ defense is still strong, but this could turn into a shootout quite quickly. They have one of the highest NFL betting point totals of the weekend.
Cowboys vs Chargers Odds and Spread
NFL betting odds for Cowboys vs Chargers are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DAL: (+140) | LAC: (-166)
Spread: DAL: +3 (-110) | LAC: -3 (-110)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: DAL: (41%) | LAC: (59%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: DAL: (+3100) | LAC: (+2800)
Cowboys vs Chargers NFL Betting Trends
– Dallas is 1-0 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The total hit the Over in the Cowboys’ first game this season.
– The Chargers are 1-0 ATS this season.
– The total hit the Under in the Chargers’ first game this season.
Cowboys vs Chargers Stats
– Dallas is averaging 29.0 points per game (PPG) this season (T-No. 11 in the NFL).
– Dallas is surrendering 31.0 PPG this season (No. 23 in the NFL).
– The Chargers are averaging 20.0 PPG this season (No. 22 in the NFL).
– The Chargers are surrendering 16.0 PPG this season (T-No. 7 in the NFL).
Cowboys vs Chargers Prediction
The Cowboys vs Chargers NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.
Cowboys +2.5 40.1%
Chargers -2.5: 59.9%