NFL Week 7: Dallas Cowboys v St. Louis Rams

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Fri, 2011-10-21 02:54 -- TheFootballLines

One St. Louis based major sports franchise is enjoying attention for all the right reasons and it isn't the St. Louis Rams. While the St. Louis Cardinals are battling it out with the Texas Rangers in the Major League Baseball World Series the St. Louis Rams enter NFL week 7 looking for their first win of the season on the road up against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are red hot favorites with Leading Online Sportsbooks offering the Cowboys at -725 (1.14) on the money line odds and the Rams are +587 (6.87).

Entering Sunday’s game the Cowboys are 2-3 straight up with wins over the 49ers (27-24) and Redskins (18-16). Their losses were to the Jets (24-27), Lions (30-34) and Patriots (16-20). The Cowboys are (2-2-1) against the closing NFL point spread and have averaged 23 points per game while conceding an average of 24.2 for a point differential of (-1.2). The Rams have gone 0-5 straight up with losses to the Eagles(13-31), Giants (16-28), Ravens (7-37), Redskins (10-17) and Packers (3-24).While all of Dallas's games have been quite tight affairs, 4 points being the largest margin, the Rams have not only lost but lost badly. They have scored an average of 9.8 points per game and allowed 27.4, giving them a -17.6 points differential.

The opening point spread for this game was set at Dallas (-10.5) and they have moved to (-13) in the Latest NFL Week 7 Point Spreads markets while the over under total is currently at (o/u 43.5) which is down a point from the opening (o/u 44.5).

The verdict - likes the Cowboys against the point spread in this one and while the opening number was more attractive we still see value in the current line.