Cowboys vs Rams Prediction: Odds, Picks & Betting Preview Week 5 – October 2022

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When the Dallas Cowboys (3-1) visit the Los Angeles Rams (2-2) on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at SoFi Stadium, they will attempt to prolong a three-game winning streak.

Rams vs. Cowboys Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Rams as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Rams have -240 odds to pick up the win, while the Cowboys are listed at +200 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 41.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Rams vs. Cowboys Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Inglewood, California
  • Stadium: SoFi Stadium

Betting Preview


The Rams rank fifth-worst in total offense (294.0 yards per game), but they’ve been a little better on defense, ranking 16th with 341.5 yards allowed per game. The Rams rank fourth-worst in scoring offense (17.5 points per game), but they’ve been a little better on defense, ranking 18th with 23.5 points allowed per contest.

The Rams are totaling 225.5 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 20th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 20th, surrendering 249.3 passing yards per game. The Rams rank third-worst in rushing offense (68.5 rushing yards per game), but they’ve been better on defense, ranking sixth with 92.3 rushing yards allowed per game.

The Rams rank seventh in third-down efficiency (43.5%) on offense and 27th in third-down conversion rate allowed (46.0%) on defense this season. The Rams have been a bottom-five offense in terms of yards per play this season, ranking second-worst with 4.7 yards per play. On defense, they rank 16th in the NFL (5.6 yards per play allowed). With seven forced turnovers (seventh in NFL) against nine turnovers committed (28th in NFL), the Rams (-2) have the 24th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.


From an offensive standpoint, the Cowboys are posting 312.8 total yards per game (26th-ranked). They rank sixth in the NFL on the other side of the ball (308.5 total yards surrendered per game). The Cowboys rank 27th in the NFL with 17.8 points per game, but they’ve been lifted up by their defense, which ranks third-best by allowing just 15.5 points per game.

The Cowboys rank 23rd in the NFL with 208.8 passing yards per contest, but they’ve been lifted up by their defense, which ranks fifth-best by allowing only 171.0 passing yards per contest. The Cowboys are compiling 104.0 rushing yards per game on offense this season (19th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 137.5 rushing yards per game (27th-ranked) on defense.

The Cowboys rank third-worst in third-down conversion percentage (30.2%), but they’ve been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th in the NFL with a 33.3% third-down rate allowed. The Cowboys have been thriving on defense in terms of yards per play, allowing only 4.6 (fourth-best). Offensively, they rank 19th in the NFL by racking up 5.2 yards per play. The Cowboys have compiled four forced turnovers (23rd in NFL) and committed two turnovers (first in NFL) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks sixth in the NFL.

Rams vs. Cowboys Injury Report


Player Pos. Injury Status
Jordan Fuller DB Hamstring Out
Coleman Shelton OG Ankle Out
Decobie Durant DB Hamstring Out
Brian Allen C Knee Out
Taylor Rapp DB Ribs Questionable
David Long Jr. DB Groin Questionable


Player Pos. Injury Status
CeeDee Lamb WR Groin Questionable
Damone Clark LB Neck Questionable
Jason Peters OT Chest Doubtful
Tony Pollard RB Illness Questionable
Dak Prescott QB Thumb Out
Jake Ferguson TE Knee Questionable
Jake McQuaide LS Tricep Out
Quinton Bohanna DT Shoulder Questionable
Jourdan Lewis CB Groin Questionable

Rams vs. Cowboys Betting Analysis

Rams Betting Insights

The Rams have covered the spread one time this season (1-3-0). The Rams have yet to cover the spread when they are at least 5.5-point favorites (0-1).

This season, Rams games have hit the over once. The Rams put together a 10-5 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 66.7% of those games).

In games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -240 or shorter, the Rams went 7-1 (87.5%).

Cowboys Betting Insights

The Cowboys have covered the spread three times in four games with a set spread. In games they have played as 5.5-point underdogs or more, the Cowboys have a perfect ATS record of 1-0.

Games involving the Cowboys have hit the over once this year. The Cowboys have been underdogs in three games this season and won two (66.7%) of those contests.

The Cowboys have played as an underdog of +200 or more once this season and won that game.

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Rams vs. Cowboys Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.1 49.0 45.3
Implied Total AVG 25.8 27.5 24.0
ATS Record 1-3-0 0-2-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 42.9 44.3 38.5
Implied Total AVG 22.8 24.3 18.0
ATS Record 3-1-0 2-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-3-0 0-3-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 1-1 1-0

Players to Watch


  • Cooper Kupp‘s 402 receiving yards this season (fifth in the NFL) have come from 42 receptions (first in the NFL) on 54 targets. He’s averaging 10.5 catches and 100.5 yards per game, with three receiving touchdowns (third in the NFL).
  • Matthew Stafford has passed for 1,015 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He averages 253.8 yards per game and 6.8 per attempt, while completing 70.7%.
  • Tyler Higbee is still looking for his first touchdown catch, but has 26 catches (ninth in the NFL) for 244 yards on 38 targets, while averaging 6.5 catches and 61.0 yards per game.
  • Darrell Henderson has rushed for 138 yards with one touchdown (34.5 yards per game across four games).
  • On the defensive side, Bobby Wagner has 33 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks in 2022.
  • Ernest Jones has 29 tackles and 1.0 TFL this season. He’s second on the Rams in tackles.
  • Jalen Ramsey has collected one interception and also has 18 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and five passes defended.
  • Aaron Donald has 2.0 sacks (first on the Rams) to go with his 4.0 TFL and 15 tackles on the year.


  • Through four games played this year, Cooper Rush has racked up 737 passing yards, while throwing four touchdowns against zero interceptions and completing 60.8% of his attempts.
  • CeeDee Lamb has 23 catches for 288 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted 42 times and averages 5.8 receptions per game through four games played.
  • Noah Brown has totaled 274 receiving yards and one touchdown on 18 receptions, while being targeted 27 times this season.
  • Ezekiel Elliott has 227 rushing yards (leading the Cowboys) and one rushing touchdown, while averaging 56.8 yards per game and 3.8 per carry (39th in the NFL).
  • Donovan Wilson’s 2022 showing includes 33 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception through four games. He leads the Cowboys in tackles.
  • Micah Parsons has totaled 4.0 sacks in addition to his 3.0 TFL and 14 tackles through four games. He’s sixth in the NFL in sacks.
  • Demarcus Lawrence has 18 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 3.0 sacks in the 2022 campaign. He is fifth on the Cowboys in tackles.
  • Leighton Vander Esch has 1.0 sack (fifth on the Cowboys) to go with 1.0 TFL and 27 tackles through four games.

Rams vs. Cowboys Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is the Cowboys, and we project that Cowboys will cover the spread (Rams -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 41.5 points.

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How to Bet on Rams vs. Cowboys

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Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.

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