Cowboys vs. Rams Betting Picks Preview: Computer Simulations, Power Ratings, ATS and OU Intel

Sunday Night Football Dallas vs. LA Rams for week 1 NFL betting.

Odds: Dallas is -2 with a total of 51.5 at MyBookie NFL live lines, latest odds

Public betting percentages: Though 59 percent of tickets on Dallas, 60 percent of money on Rams. Many who studying contrarian believe this implies sharp bet on home underdogs. Even the 59 percent is fairly low for a public that adores road favorites.

Power ratings: MasseyRatings has Los Angeles winning outright 24-21.

Computer simulations ATS: One of our simulation models has the Rams covering 56 percent, very high for this software and one of the stronger bets of the week. In fact, they have LA winning outright 53 percent, so a bet on the moneyline is a good percentage play. However, the other top-shelf simulator has Dallas overing 57.3 percent.

Computer simulations OU: One model has the game going under 62 percent of simulations. Another model has 53.1 percent of simulations going under.

Against the spread trends: Rams 12-3 to NFC, 5-12 underdogs, 0-7-1 home underdogs.

Over-under trends: Series over 4-0. Rams over 7-3 underdogs

Top expert pick on today’s card is from MasterLockLine. Only the highest rated plays from the highest rated handicappers in their highest rated sports have been here since scorephone days of 1980. Top industry side, top industry total on this game at

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