The Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams will christen the new SoFi Stadium with the first Sunday Night Football matchup of the season, and it is expected to be a shootout. The Cowboys are coming off a disappointing 8-8 season and are ready for redemption. The salary cap-strapped Rams are a different team than the one that lost Super Bowl LIII after the 2018 season. Los Angeles went 9-7 last season and still has Jared Goff at quarterback, but he took a step back in 2019 and the team is still sorting out the weapons he will have to work with. 

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Dallas is a three-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Rams odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 51.5. Before locking in any Rams vs. Cowboys picks, make sure you see the latest Sunday Night Football predictions from SportsLine’s proven projection model.

The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five years ago. It also enters the 2020 NFL season on an incredible 96-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cowboys vs. Rams. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds from William Hill and trends for Rams vs. Cowboys:

  • Cowboys vs. Rams spread: Dallas -3
  • Cowboys vs. Rams over-under: 51.5
  • Cowboys vs. Rams money line: Dallas -160, Los Angeles +140
  • Cowboys: QB Dak Prescott threw for more than 250 yards in 11 games last season.
  • Rams: QB Jared Goff threw for at least two TD passes in five straight games to end last season.

Why the Cowboys can cover

Dallas is 4-1 against the spread in its past five games on FieldTurf, and the offense has speed to burn and quarterback Dak Prescott to make big plays. Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup both went over 1,100 yards last season and combined for 14 touchdowns, while CeeDee Lamb was drafted to give the Cowboys what should be one of the top receiving trios in the league. Prescott threw for 4,902 yards and 30 TDs last season, and he completed more than 65 percent of his passes.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott faces a Rams defense that allowed more than 113 rushing yards per game last season. Elliott ran for 1,357 yards after a slow start due to a holdout and added 420 receiving yards.

The Rams are 0-7-1 in their last eight games as home underdogs, while the offense could struggle against a Dallas defense that was ninth in total defense (327 yards per game) and 11th in scoring (20.1 points) last season.

Why the Rams can cover

Goff had a setback in 2019 after leading the team to a 13-3 mark during the NFC championship season. He threw for 4,638 yards and 22 touchdowns in his fourth season but also threw 16 interceptions and was sacked 22 times. He was hampered by the team’s struggling running game, but the Rams, who are 4-1 against the spread in the past five season openers, have players who can take over for the departed and oft-injured Todd Gurley.

The Rams, who are 12-3-1 against the spread in their past 16 games against NFC foes, drafted Cam Akers in the second round to go with 2019 third-rounder Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown. The Rams’ defense is spearheaded by Aaron Donald, who had 12.5 sacks in 2019. The secondary also could be a strength with Jalen Ramsey coming over at midseason last year and recently inking a contract extension. 

How to make Cowboys vs. Rams picks

The model is leaning under the total, as both Prescott and Goff are held below 300 yards passing in the simulations. It also has generated a strong against-the-spread pick that cashes almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rams vs. Cowboys on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread is hitting almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. Rams spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.

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