The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) meet the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) in Week 2. The Cowboys, on the moneyline to win, travel to face the Chargers, listed at on the spread, on September 19, 2021 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS. A total of points has been set for the contest by sportsbooks.
In this article you’ll see everything you need to know to place a bet on the game, including injury updates, key metrics, and weather conditions, as well as up-to-date odds.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 14, 2021, 4:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Betting Odds
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Player Props
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Weather
There is currently no weather report for Inglewood on September 19 (as of 4:18 AM on September 14).
Chargers Vs. Cowboys Injury Report
Los Angeles Injuries
|Ryan Smith||CB||Core Muscle||Out|
|Reggie Robinson II||CB||Toe||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 were ninth in the NFL in third-down percentage last year (44.2%) and will be up against the 26th-ranked Cowboys defense in that category (46.9%).
- Dallas’ defense ranked 23rd in yards conceded per game last year (386.4), while Los Angeles’ offense was ninth in the league at 382.1 yards per game.
- The Chargers had the 18th-ranked rushing offense in the NFL last year (111.5 yards per game), and will be facing the 31st-ranked defense in that category, as the Cowboys allowed 158.8 per game.
- Los Angeles had the 18th-ranked offense in the NFL (24.0 points per game) last year, and will be up against Dallas’ 28th-ranked defense from a season ago (29.6 ppg).
When The Cowboys Have The Ball (2020)
- The Chargers allowed opponents to score on 58.2% of their red-zone trips last season (10th in league). The Cowboys’ offense had a 50.0% red-zone percentage (29th).
- Dallas averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt last season (19th in the NFL) compared to the 6.8 per pass Los Angeles gave up (seventh in the league).
- The Chargers’ defense allowed 5.5 yards per play last season (12th in league). The Cowboys’ offense averaged 5.3 (21st).
- Dallas had the 17th-ranked offense in the NFL (24.7 points per game) last year, and will be up against Los Angeles’ 23rd-ranked defense from a season ago (26.6 ppg).
Chargers Betting Trends And Insights
- Los Angeles won nine games against the spread last season, while failing to cover seven times.
- The Chargers were favored by 3 points or more five times last season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total nine times in Los Angeles’ games.
- Los Angeles’ 16 games last season went over this contest’s total of 55 points eight times.
- The Chargers put together a 6-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 66.7% of those games).
Cowboys Betting Trends And Insights
- Dallas put together a 5-11-0 ATS record last year.
- The Cowboys had an ATS record of 4-3 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs last year.
- A total of nine of Dallas’ games last season hit the over.
- Dallas played seven games last season that ended with a combined score higher than 55 points.
- Last season, the Cowboys won two out of the eight games in which they were the underdog.
Chargers Players To Watch
- Last year, Justin Herbert put up 4,336 passing yards (271.0 yards per game) while going 396-for-595 (66.6% completion percentage) and throwing 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He added 234 rushing yards on 55 carries with 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 totaled 354 rushing yards on 111 carries (22.1 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground, last year.
- Last season, Keenan Allen hauled in 100 passes (on 147 targets) for 992 yards (62.0 yards per game) with eight touchdowns.
- Mike Williams also chipped in with 48 catches for 756 yards and five touchdowns last year. He was targeted 85 times and averaged 47.3 receiving yards per game.
- Jalen Guyton caught 28 passes on 55 targets for 511 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 31.9 yards per game last season.
- Joey Bosa showed out with an impressive stat line of 7.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 49 tackles last year.
- Kenneth Murray’s 2020 campaign saw him total 146 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack.
- Michael Davis intercepted three passes and tacked on 80 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and 14 passes defended last season.
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 ran for 979 yards on 244 attempts (61.2 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 21.1 receiving yards per game, grabbing 52 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns.
- Last season Tony Pollard ran for 435 yards on 101 carries (27.2 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
- Amari Cooper grabbed 92 passes for 1,114 yards last season while scoring five touchdowns. He was targeted 130 times, and averaged 69.6 yards per game.
- CeeDee Lamb also contributed with 935 yards on 74 grabs and five touchdowns. He was targeted 111 times and averaged 58.4 receiving yards per game last year.
- Michael Gallup caught 59 passes on 105 targets for 843 yards and five touchdowns last year, averaging 52.7 yards per game.
- Demarcus Lawrence had a strong body of work a year ago, notching 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.
- Last season Trevon Diggs hauled in three interceptions and added 67 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and 14 passes defended.
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