Chargers Vs Cowboys Week 2 NFL Betting Odds & Trends | 9/19/2021

The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) take on the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) in Week 2. The Chargers, listed at -3.5 on the spread, serve as host on September 19, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS against the Cowboys, +165 on the moneyline to win. Oddsmakers have installed a point total of 55 points for the matchup.

Read this article before you make a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the contest — from injury news and player stats to key metrics, weather conditions, and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 16, 2021, 11:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Dry conditions (clear sky) and 9 mph winds are expected at SoFi Stadium on Sunday (as of 11:20 AM on September 16), with a high temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chargers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report

Los Angeles Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Bryan Bulaga OT Back Questionable
Ryan Smith CB Core Muscle Out
Trey Marshall SS Ankle Questionable
Nasir Adderley FS Shoulder Questionable
Damon Lloyd LB Undisclosed Out
Chris Harris Jr. CB Shoulder Questionable
Kyler Fackrell OLB Knee Questionable
Derwin James Jr. SS Toe Questionable
Justin Jones DT Calf Questionable

Dallas Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Randy Gregory DE Covid-19 Out
La’el Collins OT Suspension Out
Michael Gallup WR Calf Out
Malik Turner WR Foot Out
Trysten Hill DT Knee Out
Mitch Hyatt OT Knee Out
Sean McKeon TE Ankle Out
Francis Bernard LB Hamstring Out
Rico Dowdle RB Hip Out
Sewo Olonilua FB Neck Out
Neville Gallimore DT Elbow Out
Reggie Robinson II CB Toe Out
T.J. Vasher WR Knee Out
Josh Ball OT Ankle Out
Kelvin Joseph CB Groin Out
Donovan Wilson S Groin Questionable
Nahshon Wright CB Personal Questionable
DeMarcus Lawrence DE Foot Out

Chargers Offense Vs. Cowboys Defense (2020)

Chargers Offense Stats (Rank) Cowboys Defense
24.0 (18) Points/Gm 29.6 (28)
0.34 (23) Points/Play 0.45 (28)
382.1 (9) Yards/Gm 386.4 (23)
284.3 (6) Pass Yards/Gm 238.8 (10)
111.5 (18) Rush Yards/Gm 158.8 (31)
5.4 (20) Yards/Play 5.9 (23)
7.3 (17) Yards/Pass 7.4 (22)
3.8 (30) Yards/Rush 5.0 (30)
44.2% (9) 3rd Down % 46.9% (26)
57.1% (21) Red Zone % 61.8% (16)
16 (4) Turnovers 23 (7)
34 (15) Sacks 31 (20)

Cowboys Offense Vs. Chargers Defense (2020)

Cowboys Offense Stats (Rank) Chargers Defense
24.7 (17) Points/Gm 26.6 (23)
0.35 (21) Points/Play 0.43 (25)
371.8 (14) Yards/Gm 343.4 (10)
281.9 (7) Pass Yards/Gm 232.2 (5)
111.8 (17) Rush Yards/Gm 119.8 (18)
5.3 (21) Yards/Play 5.5 (12)
7.1 (19) Yards/Pass 6.8 (7)
4.2 (19) Yards/Rush 4.5 (16)
40.5% (19) 3rd Down % 43.6% (22)
50.0% (29) Red Zone % 58.2% (10)
26 (27) Turnovers 19 (22)
44 (26) Sacks 27 (25)

When The Chargers Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Chargers converted 44.2% of their third downs last season (ninth in league), while the Cowboys’ defense was 26th in that category (46.9%)
  • Los Angeles’ offense ranked ninth in the NFL in yards per game last season (382.1), while Dallas ranked 23rd in yards allowed (386.4).
  • The Chargers’ running game was 18th in the NFL last season (111.5 yards per game). The Cowboys gave up 158.8 rushing yards per game (31st).
  • Last year Los Angeles had the 18th-ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 24.0 points per game. Dallas’ defense was 28th, allowing 29.6 points per contest.

When The Cowboys Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Cowboys had the No. 29 offense in the NFL in converting red-zone opportunities last year (50.0%), and will be up against the Chargers’ 10th-ranked defense in that category (58.2%).
  • Dallas’ offense averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt last season (19th in the NFL). Los Angeles’ defense allowed 6.8 yards per passing play (seventh in the league).
  • The 5.3 yards per play the Cowboys’ offense averaged last season ranked 21st in the NFL, compared to the 5.5 per play the Chargers’ defense allowed (12th).
  • Last year Dallas had the 17th-ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 24.7 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense was 23rd, giving up 26.6 points per contest.

Chargers Betting Trends And Insights

  • Los Angeles covered nine times in 16 games with a spread last season.
  • The Chargers were favored by 3.5 points or more four times last season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.
  • Last season, nine of Los Angeles’ games went over the point total.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents combined to score more than 55 points in eight of 16 games last season.
  • The Chargers were favored on the moneyline nine total times last season. They went 6-3 in those games.

Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights

  • Dallas went 5-11-0 ATS last season.
  • When playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs last season, the Cowboys had an ATS record of 4-3.
  • A total of nine of Dallas’ games last year hit the over.
  • Dallas combined with its opponent to score more than 55 points in seven of 16 games last season.
  • The Cowboys won two of the eight games they played as underdogs last season.

Chargers Players To Watch

  • Justin Herbert threw for 4,336 yards last season (271.0 yards per game) while completing 66.6% of his passes (396-of-595), with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also carried the ball 55 times for 234 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per game.
  • Austin Ekeler rushed for 530 yards on 116 carries (53.0 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown a season ago. He also averaged 40.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 54 passes for 403 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Joshua Kelley amassed 354 rushing yards on 111 carries (22.1 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground, last year.
  • Last season, Keenan Allen was targeted 147 times and notched 100 catches for 992 yards (62.0 ypg) with eight touchdowns.
  • Mike Williams’ stat line last year showed 48 grabs for 756 yards and five touchdowns. He put up 47.3 receiving yards per game and was targeted 85 times.
  • Jalen Guyton collected 511 yards on 28 catches with three touchdowns last year, averaging 31.9 yards per game on 55 targets.
  • Last season, Joey Bosa totaled 7.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 49 tackles.
  • In last year’s campaign, Kenneth Murray racked up 146 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack.
  • Michael Davis picked off three passes while adding 80 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended a season ago.

Cowboys Players To Watch

  • Dak Prescott threw for 1,856 yards while completing 68% of his passes (151-of-222), with nine touchdowns and four interceptions last year (371.2 yards per game). He also carried the ball 18 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 18.6 yards per game.
  • Ezekiel Elliott took 244 attempts for 979 rushing yards a season ago (61.2 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns. He also caught 52 passes for 338 yards (21.1 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Last season Tony Pollard rushed for 435 yards on 101 carries (27.2 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Amari Cooper grabbed 92 passes for 1,114 yards last season with five touchdowns. He was targeted 130 times, and averaged 69.6 yards per game.
  • CeeDee Lamb also chipped in with 74 catches for 935 yards and five touchdowns last year. He was targeted 111 times and averaged 58.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Dalton Schultz caught 63 passes on 89 targets for 615 yards and four touchdowns last year, averaging 38.4 yards per game.
  • Demarcus Lawrence boasted an impressive stat line of 6.5 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 82 tackles.
  • Jaylon Smith’s 2020 campaign saw him total 221 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Trevon Diggs intercepted three passes and tacked on 67 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 14 passes defended last season.

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