Chargers Vs Cowboys: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 2

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2021

The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) and Dallas Cowboys (0-1) will face each other in Week 2. The Chargers (-3) host the Cowboys (+140 to win on the moneyline) on September 19, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS. Oddsmakers have installed a total of 54.5 points for the game.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 19, 2021, 5:49 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Chargers Vs Cowboys Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Chargers vs Cowboys
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Chargers (-3) Under (54.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings (2020)

Chargers Cowboys
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 24.0 (18) 24.7 (17)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 26.6 (23) 29.6 (28)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.4 (20) 5.3 (21)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.5 (12) 5.9 (23)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 16 (4) 26 (27)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 19 (22) 23 (7)

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Los Angeles was 9-7-0 last year.
  • The Chargers had two wins ATS (2-3) as a 3-point favorite or more last year.
  • In 16 Los Angeles games last season, nine of them went over the total.
  • In eight games last season, Los Angeles and its opponent combined to score more than 54.5 points.
  • The over/under in this game is 54.5 points, 7.2 higher than the average total in Chargers games last season.

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Cowboys Betting Insights

  • Dallas’ record against the spread last year was 5-11-0.
  • As 3-point underdogs or more, the Cowboys went 4-3 against the spread last year.
  • Last year, nine of Dallas’ 16 games hit the over.
  • Dallas games had over 54.5 points seven times last year.
  • The over/under for this game is 5.6 points higher than the average scoring total for Cowboys games last season (48.9).

Chargers Players to Watch

  • Last season Justin Herbert put up a monster passing stat line with 4,336 yards (271.0 per game), a 66.6% completion percentage, 31 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. He also added 234 rushing yards on 55 carries with five rushing TDs (averaging 14.6 yards per game).
  • Last season Austin Ekeler took 116 carries for 530 yards (53.0 per game) and scored one touchdown. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 54 passes for 403 yards (40.3 per game) and put up two TDs.
  • Joshua Kelley put up 354 yards on 111 carries (22.1 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns last year.
  • In the previous season, Keenan Allen grabbed 100 passes (on 147 targets) for 992 yards (62.0 per game). He also found the end zone eight times.
  • Mike Williams amassed 756 yards on 48 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 85 times, and averaged 47.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Jalen Guyton reeled in 28 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 31.9 yards per game last year.
  • Last season Joey Bosa stacked up 7.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 49 tackles.
  • Kenneth Murray went to work last year, collecting 146 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack.
  • Michael Davis collected three interceptions while adding 80 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended last year.

Cowboys Players to Watch

  • Dak Prescott threw for 1,856 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He also chipped in on the ground, tallying three touchdowns while racking up 93 yards.
  • Ezekiel Elliott racked up six rushing touchdowns on 61.2 yards per game last season. Elliott was also productive in the passing game, accumulating 52 catches and two touchdowns over the course of the year.
  • Tony Pollard ran for four touchdowns on 435 yards a year ago.
  • Amari Cooper was targeted 8.1 times per game and collected 1,114 receiving yards and five touchdowns over the course of 2020.
  • CeeDee Lamb collected five touchdowns and had 935 receiving yards (58.4 ypg) in 2020.
  • Dalton Schultz played his way to four receiving touchdowns and 615 receiving yards (38.4 ypg) last season.
  • Tarell Basham proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 3.5 sacks, 8.5 TFL and 53 tackles.
  • Jaylon Smith had an impressive defensive performance last season with 221 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • A year ago Trevon Diggs collected 67 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 14 passes defended as well as three interceptions.

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