Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers: 8/20/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) vs Dallas Cowboys (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -3 -- Over/Under: 39 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Chargers will host the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night in this NFC East vs AFC West preseason matchup. This will take place at Stub Hub Center in Carson California. Both teams are coming into this one after losses in their first preseason matchups. 

The Dallas Cowboys are coming into this one after losing to the Denver Broncos, 17-7. 

Cooper Rush and Ben DiNucci will battle for the backup job behind Dak Prescott.  Last game, DiNucci went 9/16 for 112 yards and 1 touchdown. Cooper Rush only threw for 84 yards and he did commit a turnover.

The defense of the Cowboys did a decent job defensively throughout the game as they allowed 17 points on 5-of-13 third down attempts in the loss. 

Last season the Dallas Cowboys averaged 407 yards on offense and 351 yards given up on defense. 

The Los Angeles Chargers are entering this one after falling to the defending Super Bowl Champions in the first week of the preseason. 

Justin Herbert won't play but expect to see Easton Stick and Chase Daniel continue to battle for the backup QB job in this one. Last week, Stick went 16/23 for 119 yards in the loss. Chase Daniels threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the loss last week. 

They surrendered 109 rushing yards to the Ram’s backup running backs so they will definitely look to improve on defense in this one. The Chargers will likely struggle again on defense as they won’t play their starters. 

Last season the Dallas Cowboys averaged 390.2 yards on offense and 360.1 yards given up on defense.

The Chargers are 20-41-1 ATS in their last 62 home games and are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Cowboys are also 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games on fieldturf. I see the Cowboys getting the win here as the Chargers will be super focused on the regular season.

Clayton’s Pick Cowboys ML

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