The Dallas Cowboys started their 2021 NFL regular season with a loss to Super Bowl LV winners Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This weekend, the team tries to bounce back as they head to California to face the Los Angeles Chargers. Meanwhile, the hosts return home from a 20 to 16 win against the Washington Football Team in their opening game, lifting the team’s spirits after a disappointing preseason run. With the contest lineup, we present you with a closer look at what both teams bring to the table.
This NitroBetting Cowboys vs. Chargers preview shares essential information, starting with basic event details, team and players statistics, and the NFL betting odds. On top of that, we provide timely betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you lock in on the best picks. Find everything you need down below. And don’t forget to check out the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Cowboys vs. Chargers Game Information
- When: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
- TV: CBS
- Radio: KMVK 107.5 FM (Cowboys) / KYSR 98.7 FM (Chargers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Dallas Cowboys (+3.0) / Los Angeles Chargers (-3.0)
Why Bet on the Dallas Cowboys?
The Dallas Cowboys hope to avoid a 2-game losing streak following their 31-29 loss to the Bucs last weekend. In their losing efforts, they outpaced Tampa Bay in total yards and rushing yards, 451 yards to 431 yards, and 60 rushing yards to 52 rushing yards, respectively. Despite having three fewer turnovers than the Bucs, the Cowboys failed to capitalize on the said opportunities.
Nonetheless, we witnessed Dak Prescott on fire after the quarterback recorded 403 yards on 42 of 58 passing, including 3 touchdowns, and an interception. Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb took care of the receiving end, finishing the night with over 100 yards each and combined for 20 receptions, and 3 touchdowns.
On defense, Anthony Brown topped the list with 11 tackles(6 solo), followed by Jayron Kearse who had 9 tackles (3 solo). Meanwhile, Trevon Diggs and Jourdan Lewis documented an interception each. It was a particularly testing night for the unit as they tried to keep the Bucs’ offense at bay, and they have to be ready for another busy night when they take on the Chargers.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Chargers?
The Los Angeles Chargers look to enter Week 3 with a 2-game winning streak and their first 2-0 start in almost a decade. In their first game against the Football Team, Justin Herbert showcased his skills after listing 337 yards on 31 of 47 passing, including a touchdown and an interception. He orchestrated the offense well with the help of Keenan Allen, who closed his account with 100 receiving yards on 9 receptions. Mike Williams was right behind him with 82 yards on 8 receptions and the only receiving touchdown. As for the rushing side, Austin Ekeler took care of things with 57 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.
Defensively, Kenneth Muray recorded a team-high 10 tackles (6 solo). Right behind him is Derwin James and Asante Samuel, Jr. with 7 tackles (6 solo) and 5 tackles (4 solo), respectively. Joey Bosa recorded the only sack of the team, in addition to his 4 tackles.
Cowboys vs. Chargers Betting Trends
- The Cowboys are 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- The Cowboys are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 3 of the Cowboys’ last 5 games.
- The Chargers are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
- The Chargers are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of the Chargers’ last 5 home games.
Cowboys vs. Chargers Expert Betting Predictions
This game might be one of the most interesting of the weekend as the Chargers still show several lapses, while the Cowboys try to find their footing. We might just see a high-scoring contest, but expect the scoreline to be close. Although the Chargers enter as favorites and hold the home-field advantage, there’s a good reason to back the Cowboys covering the spread. The team looked good against the Bucs and they were also close to winning the game. Ultimately, a win is not off the table for Dallas here.
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